Completion Centre of excellence
Basel, Switzerland is considered as one of the world’s leading places for completion, refurbishment and maintenance of private aircraft. Jet Aviation, which has been crafting aircraft interiors since 1977 and counts over 200 completions to its name, is now ready and able to induct large projects such as the Airbus Corporate Jet ACJ350 XWB.
On 21stNovember Jet Aviation celebrated the grand opening of a new wide-body hangar in Basel. Designed to help meet increased demand for wide-body completions and refurbishments, ‘Hangar 3’ is capable of housing several wide- and narrow-body projects simultaneously. The company, which started its own dedicated design department to inspire its customers, forming the foundation of what the Basel Design Studio is today, has long been recognized as one of the leading facilities in the world for design, outfitting and refurbishment of private and executive aircraft.
Space is the ultimate luxury in aircraft interior design and the ample space of a wide-body aircraft gives designers the greatest scope of freedom.
The Airbus 350, with a cabin measuring over 50 meters long and over five meters wide lends itself particularly well for design. The team at Jet Aviation Design Studio has created a concept that incorporates not only the increased space but also the extensive range that the ACJ350 offers. They considered how to use these elements to provide a customer with the ultimate comfort in the air, with the intent to create a modern and contemporary interior that felt more residential than traditional aircraft design. As technology allows aircraft to stay longer in the air, covering much larger ranges than they ever did before, (one only has to remember the much covered launch of a 19-hours-long commercial flight Shanghai- New York earlier this fall,) passengers on board must not only be entertained but also reassured, and nothing equals the feeling of being comfortably settled and travelling in a home-like environment. [To be continued...]