Two BBJ 787s have been redelivered to a head-of-state customer by GDC Technics, following the installation of VVIP cabins.
“These two aircraft are absolutely unmatched in the industry,” said Brad Foreman, CEO, GDC Technics. “Whether it be comfort, technology, design, aesthetics or ergonomic functionality – these aircraft have it all. We equipped the B787s with the latest connectivity and passenger comfort capabilities, including ARINC 791 Ka-band antennas (an industry first on a VVIP B787), Iridium antennas, satcom antennas, forward-looking cameras, therapeutic O2 discharge ports, quad cameras, downward zoom cameras, tail fin cameras and satellite TV antennas.”
The cabins have sound interface levels of 47.5dB. “Along with quieter cabins, additional humidification systems were provided to enhance the passenger experiences during long-haul flights,” said Foreman. “In addition, the two B787s were completed with live television capabilities, a first for any VVIP B787. GDC has and will continue to pioneer the way for next-generation aircraft and has mastered the engineering to do so, alongside our subsidiary GDC Engineering, which partnered with Boeing on the development of the B787 aircraft.”
“These B787 deliveries are a testimony to the success of our strategy focusing on developing new, innovative engineering and production techniques,” said Mohammed Alzeer, chairman of GDC. “Our commitment is to ensure that the cabins that we engineer and build match the sophistication of the next-generation aircraft we install them in. We were able to achieve 20% lighter weight reductions than industry estimates, providing our client with an operational advantage and fuel savings throughout the life of the aircraft. Combined with state-of-the-art technologies and a custom interior, these aircraft allow for the ultimate VVIP experience in flight.”
The company recently announced a new ownership structure and shared strategic vision with new partners Oriole Capital Group, Trive Capital and MAZ Aviation. With the addition of GDC’s new ownership partners, the company plans to maintain its position in VVIP modification services, while leveraging the firm’s capabilities in design, composite/structural engineering and certification into new markets such as commercial and military modifications, communication and avionics upgrades, structural modifications and support services.