Swiss aviation services company SR Technics has revealed that, following 18 months of research, it has created a innovative design package that transforms the way government and individually owned narrow-body (ACJ and BBJ) aircraft cabins are completed and managed. According to the company the product, which will be officially launched at EBACE, brings together smart solutions that reconsider traditional layouts to create optimised and flexible spaces.
“The aviation industry has been conservative in the modernisation of private aircraft design,” stated Eric Jan, head of VIP interior design at SR Technics. “From the organisation of space through to the construction of the interior, VIP aircraft have traditionally been set up in a standard layout. We believe we have created a layout and concept that enables owners to make 100% use of the usable space, 100% of the time.”
“It’s time to rethink narrow-body interiors as they are not suited to today’s needs. We’re therefore rewriting the rules for VIP completions,” continued Jan. “We’re considering all aspects of daily life, bringing together lifestyle, design and technology to create a modern VIP aircraft interior which breaks with traditionalism. Through the use of innovative materials and luxury finishes, we are creating a cosy ambience that enables the traveler to relax and unwind on board, arriving at their destination fully refreshed.
As part of the design concept, the galley and kitchen areas become the heart of onboard life, accessible to crew and passengers. The forward cabin can be used by the crew to relax, as a quiet area for working or even be converted to an office environment. To meet individual tastes the cabin design is offered in three styles: classic, elegant, and modern.
As demands of the owner change, all interior aspects are freestanding, ensuring that any adaptations can be made at a lower cost, which in turn increases resale value of the aircraft.