Yasava Introduces Cabin of the Future

 - August 6, 2013, 12:40 AM
The Astral Design Series includes cabin designs based on “intelligent ergonomics and socio-cultural design.”

Yasava Solutions, in a joint venture with MCM Design Studio, has taken jet cabin design in a new direction it says is based on “intelligent ergonomics and socio-cultural design.”

In May, the cabin design and engineering firm introduced its dramatic Astral Design Series interior proposals for large-cabin business jets. According to CEO Christopher Mbanefo, the firm has been in talks with major OEMs, and the Astral series was created with the Falcon 7X, Global 6000 and G650 cabins in mind.

The Astral cabin solves a cultural need for privacy by dividing the cabin into three distinct zones. Aft of the forward galley is a staff cabin with standard executive seating for four, followed by the main cabin with four of Yasava’s electrically articulated Aiana seats. Finally, there is a lounge for the owner, with a double Aiana seat that converts to sofa or double, full-flat bed.

Separating the cabin zones are louvers that when open offer a spacious interior appearance, or when closed create privacy barriers. The aft lavatory in a Global 6000 or G650 includes a stand-up shower.

The Aiana seats are designed and engineered by Yasava and MCM Design Studio from a composites frame to proprietary foam build-up and upholstery. Each seat comes with the Aizen “wireless remote jewel” seat control unit, which can be created from virtually any material desired to reflect the owner’s personality, from a birth stone to titanium.

The galley is “not the usual Barbie doll kitchen,” but for those who are cuisine conscious and who prefer to travel with a personal chef who will perform his magic in flight.

The idea is that the interior should meet “the ergonomic requirements of the 21st-century user, while consciously addressing the cultural sensitivities of the individual markets,” said Mbanefo.

Just as important, said Milena Cvijanovich, creative director of MCM Design Studio, “Clients now expect their space to conform to their lifestyle and not the other way around.” Both Yasava and MCM Design are based in Lausanne, Switzerland.