The VIP aircraft cabin designed by Lufthansa Technik and Mercedes-Benz Style was unveiled at the Monaco Yacht Show 2016. A scaled physical 3D model, a virtual 3D presentation and material samples were used to showcase the cabin.
The design is offered for private Boeing and Airbus planes by the VIP & Special Mission Aircraft Services division of Lufthansa Technik.
There is an open entrance area, a galley, a VIP lavatory, and a separate room in the front of the plane. An en-suite private area has been combined with an entertainment area in the aft.
The bedroom and bathroom have an open design and have been created around a free-standing shower with see-through sidewalls. An upholstered, concave head wall highlights the king-size bed.
The central design theme of the cabin is its helix structure, which extends all the way from the entrance to the bedroom. This produces zones without the usual arrangement of wall elements and lining.
The plane may seat around 150 passengers in airline configuration. This design has seats for 16 VIP passengers.
The two companies have been working on this concept since the cooperation was announced at EBACE 2015. The designers, led by Lufthansa Technik’s engineering team, have revised the initial design concept according to certification and airworthiness requirements.