Falcon flights of fancy

News — 11.02.19 BY Jill Stockbridge

With the launch of the new BBJ 777X, Boeing unveiled three concept interiors for the longest-range business jet now available.

The Jet Aviation Shaheen design, meaning royal white falcon, elegantly blends modern and classic elements, with a nod towards BBJ’s biggest client base, the Middle East. The interior is designed to accommodate 43 passengers plus a crew of 11. It features forward thinking technologies grounded in Jet Aviation’s MRO and Completions Centre capabilities and expertise.

Again, the interior concept takes advantage of the BBJ 777X’s size, which is the largest available in a private jet. The light, bright design features lounges, a game and cinema area, a stately office, private workspaces, three guest bedrooms and a master suite that includes its own lounge, luxurious bedroom, spacious dressing/bathroom area and a very large shower and hammam. It has an open design, with rooms that flow.

Like many contemporary homes, our design incorporates modern and traditional elements that are contrasted through the use of colours, materials and the general design intent.

 
 
 

The interior concept is not only a beautiful design; it also incorporates the latest technologies.

“Like many contemporary homes, our design incorporates modern and traditional elements that are contrasted through the use of colours, materials and the general design intent,” explained Director of Design at the Jet Aviation Basel Completions Centre, Elisabeth Harvey.

 
 

“This is intensified with extremely detailed, very light ceilings and sidewall treatments with patterns and traditional panelling structures, opposing the darker wood floor, which replicates the ceiling pattern using fine marquetry inlays. Light sidewall and bulkhead treatments are balanced by minimalistic but colourful furniture with delicate detailing, such as engraving inlays and floral fabric inserts.

“Artwork, including the balloon rabbit by Jeff Koons in the forward dining lounge column display and the deconstructed mirror by Matthias Kiss in the forward master lounge, adds to a playfulness throughout the interior. The result is a carefully orchestrated, playful and holistic combination of shapes, patterns and colors that brings our unique interior concept to life.”

 

 
 

Matt Woollaston, VP Completions Sales, added: “In addition to features such as weight and space optimisation through fibre optics and technology-integrated furniture, we incorporated forward-thinking concepts such as intelligent, digital LED lighting throughout the cabin, as well as OLED and Smart Glass technology on all the window panels. This allows the windows to be dimmed and virtual curtains or window shades to be displayed.

“We envision these and many other advances to functionality will be seen in cabins of the future, including gesture- or voice-controlled features to offer an enhanced customer experience.”

 
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