Posted on: 16 November 2015 by Ross McSweeny
The first impressions of the unique conceptual floorplan for a VIP cabin have been presented at the Dubai Air Show by Mercedes-Benz Style and Lufthansa Technik.
t"The joint project team has done a great job over the past few months. The floorplan presented here visualises the typical Mercedes-Benz modern luxury combined with Lufthansa Technik's highest quality design approach,” said Walter Heerdt, senior vice president VIP & Executive Jet Solutions, Lufthansa Technik. “The result is a unique, organic and functional design for a modern VIP Jet. Together with Lufthansa Technik's latest in-flight communication and entertainment innovations, the new cabin will be ideal for global players wishing to travel in style".ttThe design team has added the cabin sections around the already presented lounge area in the middle of the aircraft. In the front the entrance area features a welcoming, open foyer, a kitchen (galley) for live cooking and a private room as well as a VIP bathroom. In the aft part of the cabin a separate entertainment zone has been combined with the en-suite private area. The open design of the bathroom and bedroom is a distinct feature conceived around a free-standing shower with transparent side walls. The king size bed is highlighted by the concave shaped and upholstered head wall.ttThe unique helix structure, a dynamic spiral layout, is the central design theme extending throughout the aircraft from the entrance all the way to the bedroom. This creates new, independent spatial zones without the typical arrangement of seat and wall elements.
tThe VIP aircraft, which could seat 150 passengers in airline configuration, is designed for 16 VIP passengers.t