FEATURE: VIP Completions transforms Boeing 767


VIP Completions has delivered a Boeing 767 to client John H Ruiz, an entrepreneur, businessman and attorney, following an interior refurbishment.

Ruiz is the founder and CEO of digital consumer healthcare tool, LifeWallet, and its parent company MSP Recovery, a US healthcare reimbursement recovery, data analytics and technology specialist. He is also the founder of MSP Recovery Law Firm; owner of boat manufacturer Cigarette Racing Team; founder of NIL Time Is Now, a US athletic name, image and likeness platform; founder of LumiSea, marine channel marker technology company; and founder of the LuminSea Offshore Powerboat Races. Ruiz will utilise the luxury aircraft for business and personal use.

This is the fourth project that VIP Completions has delivered to Ruiz. Previously, it refurbished a Gulfstream GIVSP, a Cessna Citation X and a Gulfstream G550 – aircraft that Ruiz continues to own and operate. A fifth project, the refurbishment of a Sikorsky S-92A, is underway.

Personal details

The 767 project features a high degree of personalisation to reflect the client’s character and passions. The overall feel is bright and modern. Colours include light grey, off-white, taupe and sable. The project employed hydrodipping, a process to paint/veneer woodwork and cabinetry. Cabin accessories and soft goods are sourced from brands including Loro Piana and Garrett Leather. The high-speed internet, HD audio and full-spectrum LED lighting are controlled by an iPad-enabled custom CMS.

“This project is the realisation of my dream to create a unique private aircraft for business, pleasure and family travel,” said Ruiz. “Truly a flying home, it mirrors our tastes and preferences, including my love of entertaining. I am very pleased with the final results and thank the VIP Completions team for their amazing attention to detail.”

Cabin walkthrough

The aircraft seats 33 and comfortably sleeps 16 passengers. The floorplan features six distinct living spaces, plus four lavatories.

The master stateroom

In the master bedroom there is a queen-size bed with Frette linens and details including leather-lined cabinets. The en-suite VIP lavatory has a full stand-up shower and sable-coloured Ultraleather cabinet tops, Techno Aerospace wood-like flooring, and white marble vanity countertops.

The master stateroom’s en-suite

The first private lounge features a custom L-shaped divan with fabrics and cushions by Loro Piana, and a sable-coloured coffee table.

One of two private lounges on board

In the second private lounge, there are three divans in Loro Piana fabric, each of which can be converted into sleeping configuration. The lounge connects to the second en-suite VIP lavatory, which has its own full stand-up shower.

A custom U-shaped divan

The entertainment area features a custom U-shaped divan, a coffee table with large surrounding cushion that converts into an ottoman, 80in home cinema and DJ plug-ins integrated cabin-wide with an Alto Aviation cabin audio system offering a listening experience customised for each zone of the aircraft. Integrated with large HD monitors, it provides an immersive experience for passengers enjoying movies, video games or concerts.

A custom dining table accommodates seven

The cabin also has a dining area featuring a custom dining table for seven with Ultraleather sable trim.

Finally, the conference area has dedicated seating and working space for eight.

The conference area

Company milestone

“This was the biggest project in our company’s history,” said Ben Shirazi, president, VIP Completions. “It involved hundreds of technical and aesthetic choices that came together to create something as unique as John’s character and life story. This aircraft is at the pinnacle of private aviation customisation and personalisation. We thank John for his continued trust as we begin to work on a fifth project together. We are immensely proud of this work, which places us among a tiny group of aviation professionals worldwide able to deliver unique inflight experiences and realise clients’ dreams.”

Images: VIP Completions

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Izzy has been part of the Business Jet Interiors International team since its second issue, and the editor since 2011. She also edits Auditoria and Railway Interiors International. Outside of work, Izzy is rediscovering her love of art by learning how to paint with watercolors.

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