Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Actually, it’s a bird in a plane. To reflect the popularity of falconry among many of its Middle Eastern clients, Lufthansa Technik’s VIP & Executive Jet Solutions division has developed a design study for a safe resting and transport platform for the birds, created with hygienic aspects as well as certification requirements in mind.
The ‘Falcon Master’ kit is based on Lufhansa Technik’s Stretcher NG product, and it can be fixed above folded seats on standard seat tracks in various aircraft types and is designed to minimize the footprint. The legs of the unit are adjustable in height, width and depth to be installable above different seats in all Airbus, Boeing and many other aircraft types.
The platform can be quickly disassembled in three parts and stowed in lightweight containers, which can be transported like a trolley. The kit is also designed to offer sanitary protection of walls, seats and carpets against dirt produced by the birds. The top of the Falcon Master has a stainless steel surface for easy cleaning. A cage or a transparent cover could be added, as well as other accessories such as cleaning materials or a bird feeder.