The Jet Aviation Design Studio in Basel, Switzerland, has created a VIP cabin concept for the BBJ 777X, a new aircraft type launched by Boeing Business Jets at the Middle East Business Aviation Association Show (MEBAA) 2018. Jet Aviation’s design mixes modern and classic features, and is called Shaheen (Royal White Falcon).
Renderings of Jet Aviation’s design are on display at Boeing Business Jets’ chalet at MEBAA, which is held in Dubai, UAE, on December 10-12. The interior is designed to accommodate 43 passengers plus a crew of 11. The concept takes advantage of the BBJ 777X’s size, featuring lounges, a game and cinema area, an office, private work spaces, three guest bedrooms and a master suite that includes its own lounge, bedroom, dressing/bathroom area and a shower and hammam.
“Like many contemporary homes, our design incorporates modern and traditional elements that are contrasted through the use of colors, materials and the general design intent,” said Elisabeth Harvey, director of design at the Jet Aviation Basel Completions Center.
“This is intensified with extremely detailed, very light ceilings and sidewall treatments with patterns and traditional paneling structures, opposing the darker wood floor which replicates the ceiling pattern with fine marquetry inlays. Light sidewall and bulkhead treatments are balanced by minimalistic but colorful furniture with delicate detailing, such as engraving inlays and floral fabric inserts.
“Artwork – such as the balloon rabbit by Jeff Koons in the forward dining lounge column display and the deconstructed mirror by Matthias Kiss in the forward master lounge – adds to a playfulness throughout the interior. The result is a carefully orchestrated, playful and holistic combination of shapes, patterns and colors that brings our unique interior concept to life.”
“Jet Aviation Basel is a very well-known and highly regarded completions center,” said Greg Laxton, head of Boeing Business Jets. “Their interior concept for our new BBJ 777X is a compelling combination of a beautiful design and the latest technologies.”
“In addition to features such as weight and space optimization through fiber optics and technology-integrated furniture, we incorporated forward-thinking concepts such as intelligent, digital LED lighting throughout the cabin, as well as OLED and smart glass technology on all the window panels, which allows the windows to be dimmed and virtual curtains or window shades to be displayed,” said Matt Woollaston, vice president of completions sales at Jet Aviation Basel.
“We envision these and many other advances to functionality will be seen in cabins of the future, including gesture- or voice-controlled features to offer an enhanced customer experience.”
Jet Aviation Basel has completed 28 VIP Boeing cabins since 1998. It was the first company to take delivery of a BBJ 787-9 for interior completion and signed its second completion contract for a BBJ 787 earlier in 2018.