Jet Aviation Basel (JAB) has revealed that Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) has appointed the company to design and render a VIP cabin interior for the Airbus ACJ350 for presentation here at EBACE. A member of the new-generation composite airliner’s flight test fleet is making an appearance here, though it will not be in the show’s static display.
JAB’s Design Studio’s response is an interior taking inspiration from both high-end hotels and residential design philosophies. The concept “takes on a new approach to VVIP aviation interior design,” according to Jet Aviation, “with a focus on how completions clients might appreciate the future of flying in a next-generation aircraft.”
ACJ selected JAB Completions Center for the project “based on their demonstrated capabilities to execute an interior fit-out on widebody and composite aircraft,” said ACJ managing director Benoit Defforge.
The cabin layout features a large lounge and dining area segmented into separate spaces for eating, relaxing and socializing, and balanced by a spacious private suite including a master bedroom, bathroom and private lobby. The proposed design elements include an electro chromatic shade system and induction chargers within the nightstand in the bedroom, and a heated towel rail and walk in shower in the bathroom.
Renderings of the interior have been created by ACA Advanced Computer Art GmbH, and will be shown to select visitors aboard the green A350 during the show. Additional renderings and a 3D printed model of the cabin are on view at JAB’s display (Booth A050) here at the show (the model will on Tuesday be in the A350 and will then be transferred to the Jet Aviation booth).
JAB also announced delivery of a major refurbishment on a U.S.-registered Embraer Legacy 650, performed in conjunction with its C-Check. The project included a full carpet replacement, seat and divan re-upholstery, wood repairs, recovering of the dado panels, and a new Non-Textile Flooring installation in the galley, in addition to an avionics upgrade. JAB also repainted the aircraft’s exterior. JAB, Europe’s only Embraer Service Center, also recently refurbished an EMB-135 during its C-Check.
Further expanding its capabilities, JAB announced here that it has received approval from EASA to operate its new Honeywell Aerospace Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) Overhaul Facility for the GTCP36 series. Honeywell’s APUs are used in thousands of jets to start main engines and provide bleed air and electrical power.