The “privacy inside a private jet” concept for Bombardier’s flagship Global 7500 by business aircraft interior design, finance, and management specialist Altea was named on Wednesday among the 2022 Best of the Best in Aviation Award winners from the Robb Report. The custom interior concept, aimed at younger customers, “breathes a relaxed air of familiarity for total immersion in ‘my space,'” and offers a “welcome alternative to the corporate, sterile look of many jets,” according to London-based Altea.
Its cabin concept includes individual “privacy zones” shielded by shell walls and smoky plexiglass that are both parts of and separate from the rest of the cabin zone. A “relax lounge” area that converts to a bedroom adds to the functional informality. In addition, the extensive use of vegan leathers and bio/natural materials throughout the interior enhances sustainability—a priority for Altea—and provides a 20 percent weight savings over conventional materials.
“We continuously research sustainability in luxury interiors,” said Altea founding partner and design specialist Robin Dunlop. “We look to alternative markets such as furniture production, automotive interiors, and other innovations with new materials for inspiration and knowledge.”
Altea unveiled the privacy inside a private jet concept earlier this year to coincide with a Global 7500 promotional tour. The company said the design is also compatible with Bombardier’s Global 8000, the Canadian airframer’s forthcoming flagship introduced at EBACE 2022.