Mercedes-Benz Style and Lufthansa Technik showed off their new luxurious VIP cabin design to initial customers at the Dubai Air Show. This design was first announced in May at the EBACE 2015 convention in Geneva, Switzerland.
“The joint project team has done a great job over the past few months. The floorplan presented here visualizes the typical Mercedes-Benz modern luxury combined with Lufthansa Technik’s highest quality design approach. The result is a unique, organic and functional design for a modern VIP Jet. Together with Lufthansa Technik’s latest in-flight communication and entertainment innovations, the new cabin will be ideal for global players wishing to travel in style,” said Walter Heerdt, Senior Vice President VIP & Executive Jet Solutions, Lufthansa Technik.
The design team has added the cabin sections around the lounge area in the middle of the aircraft. In the front, the entrance area features an open foyer, a galley, a private room as well as a VIP bathroom. In the aft, an entertainment zone is a part of the en suite private area. The bedroom has a luxurious king size bed with a concave shaped and upholstered head wall as well a bathroom that stands out with a free-standing shower with transparent side walls.
The unique helix structure, a dynamic spiral layout, is the central design theme extending throughout the aircraft from the entrance all the way to the bedroom .This creates new, independent spatial zones without the typical arrangement of seat and wall elements. The VIP aircraft, which could seat 150 passengers in airline configuration, is designed for 16 VIP passengers.