Lufthansa Technik and Mercedes-Benz are now officially offering the final version of their advanced VIP aircraft cabin design with an unveiling in Asia at ABACE in Shanghai.
Pitched at Airbus and Boeing private jets, the spiral helix strucrture features a bedroom, and can seat 150 passengers in an airline configuration designed for 16 VIP passengers. Both companies are confident their cabins are unmatched in the VIP market.
We wish to offer exclusive customers around the world an interior design concept that leaves nothing to be desired." says Gorden Wagener, chief design officer, Daimler AG. "Our aim was to apply the design language and standards that characterize Mercedes-Benz and Lufthansa Technik is the ideal partner in our collaboration to unite design and technical competence.
Wieland Timm, Senior Director Sales VIP & Special Mission Aircraft at Lufthansa Technik. "Our two companies combine top design excellence with top technical expertise. This will give our clients the peace of mind to invest into an iconic design without equal in the market."
Highlights of the design include am entrance area in the front that features an open entrée, a kitchen (galley) for live cooking and a séparée as well as a VIP bathroom (lavatory). 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 bath- and bed room is a conceived around a free standing shower with transparent side walls, with king size concave shaped bed and upholstered head walls.
The cabin windows are concealed by black panels inspired by the screen design in the Mercedes‑Benz S-Class. Mercedes-Benz's Magic Sky technology dims electrically from black to transparent the panels which can accommodate displays and touch screens for entertainment and information.