Lufthansa Technik has signed its first Boeing 787-8 VIP cabin completion contract. Work scheduled to start in 2018 with completion in Hamburg in 18 months. The custom cabin will include a private area with a bedroom, bathroom and representative office; a dining and conference area in the mid-section; and various classes of delegation seating at the rear. “With the … [Read more...] about First 787 VIP cabin completion for Lufthansa Technik
AAC Delivers First Head-of-State 787-8
Associated Air Center has delivered the industry’s first Boeing 787-8 outfitted for a head of state. The VVIP aircraft departed from the company’s facility at Dallas Love Field in Texas following a celebration ceremony on February 2. The project marked the firm’s eighth widebody completion job. AAC’s head-of-state configuration features 2,404 sq. ft. of cabin space. It … [Read more...] about AAC Delivers First Head-of-State 787-8
AAC to complete private Boeing 787
Associated Air Centre are the latest completion centre to announce award of a contract to complete as private Boeing 787 VIP. Associated Air Center (AAC) of Dallas, Texas, has been awarded the new custom interior completion contract for a green BBJ 787-8 with the interior already under full design review. The delivery from Boeing is scheduled for mid-2014 following … [Read more...] about AAC to complete private Boeing 787
The end of the jumbo-jet era?
As commercial airlines select lighter and cheaper aircraft to operate such as the new Boeing 787 and Airbus's A350-XWB, what does the future hold for the private VIP completions industry? In the commercial world airlines are selecting midsized aircraft that are cheap to fly and easy to deploy - they are not selecting to buy 747's or A380 in numbers. The beginning of October … [Read more...] about The end of the jumbo-jet era?
Boeing 787 fuselage and the ‘double-bubble’
In designing the Boeing 787 fuselage one of the main criteria that Boeing engineers set out to accomplish was designing a superior passenger environment for their commercial jet. A large part of Boeing's efforts were focused around their design brief which resulted in shaping the airplane in a way that would enhance the cabin interior. As such what we see in the commercial … [Read more...] about Boeing 787 fuselage and the ‘double-bubble’