Jet Aviation Basel completes BBJ1 with VIP interior

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Jet Aviation Basel of Switzerland has redelivered its 25th BBJ with a custom VIP interior and livery. The long-range BBJ1 was completed and certified by the completion center in nine months.

With the BBJ1 having to regularly make long-range flights, a lightweight cabin interior was critical. Jet Aviation Basel says it leveraged technology improvements from its investment in the Boeing 787 platform and developed a sound insulation optimization technique that decreased weight by 30%, while also providing a “very quiet” cabin.

“Our ability to outfit a green aircraft with innovative design, state-of-the-art technology and uncompromising luxury within such a timeline really underscores great teamwork and cooperation,” said Adam White, senior director of completions engineering at Jet Aviation Basel.

The modern minimalistic interior design contrasts white and taupe tones against black wood. Stingray skin was used for inlays. Following completion and certification of the VIP cabin interior, the BBJ1 was finished in the most complex paint livery ever executed at Jet Aviation Basel. The black to gray fade-out livery of 19 mixed colors links the interior color palette to the exterior across the entire fuselage and tail. Both the interior and the exterior were designed in-house by the Jet Aviation Design Studio.

“Customers appreciate the scope of our in-house capabilities and our commitment to the highest standards,” said Neil Boyle, vice president and general manager of the Jet Aviation Basel Completions Center. “Through our continual investment in new technologies and training, we developed a novel approach to reducing sound levels in VIP interiors with this project, and did so without burdening the aircraft with unnecessary weight. We also created an exquisite VIP cabin interior and aircraft livery that truly showcases our expertise and craftsmanship.”

This BBJ1 is the 25th Boeing delivery with a Jet Aviation Basel interior since 1999.

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