See the $340 million A330 VIP cabin concept; Bedroom, glass floors

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German maintenance, production and development company Lufthansa Technik designs a futuristic VIP cabin concept for customers with deep pockets.


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The concept, known as the EXPLORER, was first shown at the Monaco Yacht Show in September. The team explained that the design was inspired by the freedom a superyacht gives owners, but takes the idea to new heights – literally.

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The company’s goal is to reap the benefits of owning a superyacht, including the ability to take people anywhere at any time and have a hotel at the destination, and put it on a plane .

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“In yacht building, multi-functional exploration vessels have now become a class of their own,” Wieland Timm, Lufthansa Technik’s sales manager for VIP and special mission aircraft services, said in a press release. hurry. “And many owners of such ships also call an aircraft their own.”

Super yacht Stella Maris moored in Venice for the Arte Biennale 2017 on May 10, 2017 in Venice, Italy.

Super yacht Stella Maris moored in Venice for the Arte Biennale 2017 on May 10, 2017 in Venice, Italy.

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“Unlike a yacht, however, our EXPLORER aircraft allows passengers to travel to the other side of the globe in hours and establish their own individual base camp for other activities,” he continued. “This opens up completely new possibilities for explorers.”

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Lufthansa Technik chose the Airbus Corporate Jet ACJ330 as the demonstrator for the design, but says the VIP concept can be modified for any widebody aircraft, such as the A350 or Boeing 787.

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On board, guests will find large open rooms with plenty of seating and work space. Specifically, the main salon in the center of the jet features a long table that can be used as a dining room or a conference room.

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Behind this is another large sitting area with a retractable TV, coffee table, sofas and armchairs.

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Meanwhile, bathrooms, stand-up showers, and bedrooms are at the rear of the aircraft.

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According to Lufthansa Technik’s rendering, there are three full-size beds each separated by a sliding door.

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Also at the rear of the aircraft is a quiet seating area with a large window, perfect for working. Meanwhile, the front of the plane houses another conference room, restrooms and a kitchen.

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Overall, the concept is designed to accommodate up to 12 VIP guests but can be modified to accommodate up to 47 passengers.

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The company also plans to install a unique projection system developed in partnership with Diehl Aerospace. The “virtual content” extends from the ceiling to the entire main living area. Options include an underwater theme…

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…and idle mode, which means projections are disabled.

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While the special lighting and open spaces are impressive, Lufthansa Technik recognizes that creating an aircraft that mirrors a superyacht means incorporating more than just offices and bedrooms.

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In addition to the common living quarters seen on other private jets, the Lufthansa A330 features several luxury rooms, including a dance floor, which is created by lowering the dining table in the main lounge…

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The salon was designed in collaboration with the auto-tuning company BRABUS and is located below the main deck.

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…and accessible from the main deck by a staircase.

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