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In this Issue - April 2017

The April 2017 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

 

IFE DEVELOPMENTS : What potential do the latest home entertainment technologies hold for private jets?

 

CITATION HEMISPHERE : Customer feedback was vital to Textron Aviation in its endeavor to expand into the large-cabin segment with a clean-sheet interior

 

SUPERSONIC JETS : Supersonic business jet developers are promising interiors as enticing as their journey times

 

Legacy and Lineage: Recent updates to Embraer’s Legacy 650E focus on the practicality of this popular charter and business workhorse, while a more opulent but still business-oriented design has been created for the Lineage 1000E

 

Remanufacturing: A remanufactured aircraft could offer better performance than a used aircraft for millions of dollars less than a new one – but it’s not a formula that works for every jet

 

Crystal AirCruises: Known for its luxury cruises, Crystal will soon offer around-the-world flights using a Boeing 777-200LR converted by Greenpoint Technologies

 

Falcon 900LX: The Falcon 900LX has a loyal customer base, so in updating the aircraft’s technologies and styling, Dassault had to be careful not to lose its original appeal

 

Design trends: Ahead of EBACE 2017, leading designers from Europe’s VIP design houses, completion centers and an aircraft manufacturer discuss the factors impacting their work

 

EBACE preview: Our guide to the innovations not to miss at EBACE 2017, to be held in Geneva, Switzerland, on May 22-24

 

Soft furnishings: The latest and greatest materials to provide a luxurious finish to your private jet – plus the key trends influencing cabin design today

 

Pinboard: The industry’s hottest recent designs presented in one place, plus some exciting product launches

 

News in Focus: Flying Colours Corp discusses the conversion of two CRJ200s for Resorts World of Malaysia

 

Completions Roundup: This quarter’s announcements from completion centers around the world

 

Cleared for Take-off: The Dassault Falcon 8X entered service in October 2016. What’s on board and what changed during the development?

 

Design Brief: A BBJ 777-300ER cabin by Unique Aircraft and Boeing Business Jets that incorporates hidden monitors and screens that switch between transparent and opaque

 

Design Spy: The best designs from other sectors, including a luxury car with interesting upholstery ideas

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In this Issue - October 2016

The October 2016 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

 

BBJ 787 completion: The first VIP BBJ 787 design and completion took seven years of hard work to overcome challenges relating to data, electric systems and the carbon-fiber fuselage

 

Air quality: Several technologies are available to combat pathogens, odors and low humidity in cabin air systems, but what is being done to address TCPs and carbon monoxide?

 

Carbon fiber: Carbon-fiber composites are increasingly being used for major structural parts. How ready is the industry to work with these materials?

 

Pilatus PC-24: Now that Pilatus has unveiled the production interior of its PC-24, it is clear that the flexibility of the ‘Super Versatile Jet’ lies not only in its operational performance, but also in the cabin

 

Cleanliness: Can developments in materials technology and lighting make business jet cabins cleaner and easier to maintain?

 

Piper M600: Designing a cabin for Piper’s new flagship, the M600, was a massive learning experience for the company’s marketing team

 

Design trends: As director of interior design at Gulfstream, one of North America’s business jet giants, Tray Crow is well placed to point out changes in the market

 

NBAA preview: Exhibitors give a taste of the innovations they will present at the mammoth show, to be held in Orlando, Florida, on November 1-3, 2016

 

MEBAA preview: An overview of some of the products and capabilities set to be showcased at MEBAA 2016, which returns to Dubai, UAE, on December 6-8

 

Pinboard: The industry’s hottest recent designs presented in one place, plus some exciting product launches

 

News in Focus: Jet Aviation Basel details an Embraer Legacy 650 refurbished to match other aircraft

 

Completions Roundup: This quarter’s announcements from completion centers around the world

 

Design Brief: An ACJ319 concept by Airbus Corporate Jet Centre, incorporating Limoges porcelain

 

Design Brief: A team of yacht specialists takes inspiration from private jets for a 23m tender concept

 

The Big Question: Just how useful is virtual reality?

 

Design Spy: A private mansion in the USA inspired by Europe’s ornate palaces, plus other interesting designs from other sectors

In this Issue - July 2016

The July 2016 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

JAY BEEVER: Jay Beever’s arrival at Embraer strengthened an automotive-inspired approach to interior design and engineering that is particularly evident on the Legacy 450 and 500

COMPLETIONS IN ASIA: China’s business aviation market shows great potential – so why aren’t more interior completion centers setting up shop to offer local services there?

GYM EQUIPMENT: Completion centers and designers are working to overcome numerous certification hurdles to fulfill demand for exercise equipment on board

Audio: The business jet cabin presents various challenges to those aiming to meet VIPs’ expectations of audio quality

Windows: The humble window is a key battleground in manufacturers’ efforts to create the wow factor on board

Pinboard: See the industry’s hottest recent designs collated in one place, plus some exciting product launches

News in Focus: All the details of a cosmos-inspired interior created by Constant Aviation for a Gulfstream V refurbishment project

Completions Roundup: This quarter’s announcements from completion centers around the world

Design Brief: Lufthansa Technik creates a relaxing haven for busy aircraft owners on board the upcoming ACJ350

Working With: Two experts explain what is possible with glass and mirror these days

The Big Question: How can galley equipment be improved?

Trend Watch: Professionals from across the industry give their views on the shifting trends in lighting

Design Spy: Inspiring designs from other sectors, including a beautifully symmetrical yacht

In this Issue - April 2016

The April 2016 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

Cover story - PEDS and IFE: Smartphones and tablets have become essential entertainment tools in the air. Will they eventually render embedded IFE obsolete?

Entertainment spaces: Designers who have created concepts for alternative entertainment spaces discuss the technical challenges of bringing them to life

Quick-change cabins: Careful planning is needed to create super-flexible cabins that can be converted quickly for different uses

G600 mock-up: The updated G600 mock-up reflects Gulfstream’s focus on customer feedback and cabin flexibility

Electric aircraft: Electric aircraft development is gaining pace, but will the technology ever be applicable in the VIP and business jet market?

ACJ319 completion: ACJC engineered several clever solutions for an Asian customer’s highly customized ACJ319

EBACE preview: Exhibitors reveal the innovations they will highlight at EBACE 2016, to be held in Geneva, Switzerland, on May 24-26

Soft furnishings: Take your pick from the latest leathers, fabrics, carpets and other floor coverings

Pinboard: In this issue the gallery includes a Falcon 2000 modified by West Star and a custom interior developed by Constant Aviation for the Nextant 400XTi, as well as IFE and glass product launches

News in Focus: Duncan Aviation and designer Bruce Shoemaker reveal how they created the first interior for a 1954 Albatross seaplane

Completions Roundup: This quarter’s announcements from completion centers around the world

Design Brief: Aerion discusses its aims for the cabin of the supersonic AS2

Working With: How to make the most of carbon fiber’s strength, versatility and light weight

The Big Question: This new regular feature will tackle contentious issues. We start by asking if the industry does enough to protect the environment

Design Spy: Inspiring designs from other sectors, including the renovated Lanesborough Hotel

In this Issue - January 2016

The January 2016 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

Cover story – Seat design challenge: Designers present their visions for business/VIP aircraft seating in 2025, and explore the technological hurdles that lie ahead

SexyJet: A first-time aircraft owner and beach tennis afficionado makes an entrance into the charter market with a colorful design that will turn heads

IFEC reliability: With VIPs and business executives expecting to be able to use IFEC at all times, reliability and ease of maintenance are vital goals in these systems’ development

Aircraft certification: Certifying a business jet interior is a huge undertaking – but there are ways to make the process more efficient without compromising safety

Comlux ACJ320: Close collaboration and client involvement led to the creation of an ACJ320 that revolves around the client’s work and family life

Market forecast: Business jet build rates have largely stabilized from the downturn in 2008 and strong growth is forecast across the interiors industry

Pinboard: Feast your eyes on a host of BBJ cabins – courtesy of Greenpoint Technologies, BizJet International, Mahler Industrial Design and Associated Air Center – plus the latest product launches and luxurious finishing touches

News in Focus: TAG Aviation Farnborough Maintenance Services reveals all the details of a recent Rockwell Collins CMS installation on a Global Express

Completions Roundup: This quarter’s announcements from completion centers around the world

Design Brief: Tangerine debuts a futuristic cabin involving electrochromic glass and a landscaped floor

Design Brief: Space and light were Pierrejean Design Studio’s main concerns on this wide-body design

Working With: An artisan and a designer reveal their ideas on getting the most from a hugely popular VIP material – leather

Supplier showcase: The latest product news and case studies from our advertisers

Design Spy: Inspiring designs from other sectors that show the potential of mosaics – including a kaleidoscopic restaurant in Indonesia

In this Issue - October 2015

The October 2015 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

Cover story – Flexjet: With the aim of targeting the very top of the fractional market, Flexjet is making big investments in new and improved interiors

Cloudmaster DC-6: A Douglas DC-6 is being rebuilt and offered for shared ownership, with a modern/retro cabin designed by yacht specialist Bannenberg & Rowell

Lightweighting: Companies across the industry have developed many ways to reduce weight in VIP aircraft cabins

Custom ACJ319: K5-Aviation and 28 East designed Vertis Aviation’s new ACJ319 to be beautiful, to stay that way, and to deliver an exceptional range

Sleep: Owners of every size of aircraft are demanding solutions to enable them to sleep on board – from fully flat seats to inflatable solutions, private pods, berthing divans and high-tech beds

AW609: With its civil tiltrotor, AgustaWestland aims to combine the range, speed and cabin of a fixed-wing aircraft with a helicopter’s ability to take off and land vertically

Airline cabins: With commercial airlines in a constant battle to differentiate their service from that of their rivals, business aviation operators may want to keep an eye on the latest developments

Design Forum: In the run-up to NBAA 2015, four North American VIP aircraft interior designers share their inspirations, challenges and trend observations

NBAA preview: North American OEMs discuss interior trends and exhibitors reveal the innovations they will highlight at the show

Wheels up: New cabin designs; product launches; luxury living; best of the web; all the details on a Global Express refurbishment by Constant Aviation; completions roundup

Design Brief: British style influenced Andrew Winch Designs’ Mayfair concept for narrow-body ACJ and BBJ aircraft

Working With: A cabin designer and an artisan discuss how to get the most out of stone without incurring a weight penalty

Design Spy: Eye-catching designs from other sectors, including a sub-aquatic restaurant
 

In this Issue - July 2015

The July 2015 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

Cover story – VIP concept: Mercedes-Benz Style has brought its design clout to a VIP jet interior, with fellow German company Lufthansa Technik on board to bring the vision to life

Bell 429 MAGnificent: VIP demand for the Bell 429 justified the development of a sleek new interior designed to meet the expectations of high-net-worth individuals without incurring a weight penalty

Four Seasons Jet: Travellers embarking on luxury around-the-world tours with Four Seasons can now fly on an aircraft befitting the occasion

Completion trends: Completion centers report on demand for narrow- and wide-body VIP aircraft, and how they are developing new cabin features to cater for the discerning owners of these jets

Challenger 650: The latest incarnation of the Challenger 600 series features automotive-inspired details, new seats and IFE/CMS – and a strong resemblance to the Challenger 350

Cabin lighting: Cabin lighting has undergone a revolution in recent years, driven by improvements in LED technology. Now the emphasis is on optimized control and new applications

Galley equipment: A lot of business jet galley inserts have been launched recently – with completion centers getting in on the act, too

Wheels up: New interior designs; product launches; luxury living; best of the web; details of a Falcon 900B refurbishment by Duncan; completions roundup

Working With: Experts reveal how to get the best results from wood veneer

Design Brief: An ACJ350 concept designed by Studiosyn for the leaders of the digital generation, such as Mark Zuckerberg

Design Spy: Eye-catching designs from other sectors, including a hotel suite inspired by a Bentley

In this Issue - April 2015

The April 2015 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

Cover story - Niki Lauda: The Formula 1 legend shows us around his new Global 6000, which is brimming with unique and personal details

BBJ 747-8: The first BBJ 747-8s are emerging from completion – with interiors that take advantage of 4,786ft2 of cabin space

Falcon 8X: The Dassault Falcon 8X, a stretched version of the Falcon 7X, is already proving popular with customers who want a bit more cabin space to play with

Embraer Melbourne: A third facility at Embraer’s hub on Florida’s Space Coast is changing the Brazilian OEM’s center of gravity

Andrew Muirhead: Under Andrew Muirhead’s leadership, a seven-person unit has grown into a 130-strong team with responsibility for all of Lufthansa Technik’s ‘tangible’ product developments – and now it is benefiting from fresh investment

Flying Colours Corp: The Canadian company now has a local base from which to serve the Asian market – and another interesting arrangement with China’s Sparkle Roll Technik

ACJ330 Summit: This half-airline, half-VIP cabin is targeted at governments and individuals traveling with a large entourage

Design Forum: Ahead of EBACE 2015, VIP aircraft interior designers based in Europe discuss trends and issues affecting their trade today

Soft furnishings: The latest and greatest from the industry’s material suppliers – from leathers and fabrics to carpets and non-traditional flooring solutions

EBACE preview: What to see and do at this year’s EBACE, which will be held on May 19-21 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Wheels up: Interior concepts; product launches; luxury living; best of the web; completions news; and the inside story on the refurbishment of a Learjet 60 for Antonio Banderas

Design Brief: Pierrejean Design Studio intends to create a mezzanine floor on a BBJ 747-800

Design Spy: eye-catching designs from other sectors, including an automotive atelier’s take on the classic Range Rover

In this Issue - September 2014

The September 2014 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

Global 7000 and 8000: The latest additions to Bombardier’s Global family – the 7000 and 8000 – are capable of very long flights, so comfort and ergonomics were vitally important to the interior design

Global 7000 mock-up: Building a mock-up large enough to showcase the Global 7000’s long cabin involved a lot of the skills used on an aircraft completion, with added equipment to fulfill the mock-up’s demonstrator role

Completions training: Completion centers are sowing the seeds of a skilled future workforce through apprenticeships, college partnerships and internships

Presentation tools: The technology used to show clients how things could look is changing dramatically. Hand renderings, foam cut-outs and plywood are less commonly used, so what’s on the rise in their stead?

Avanti Evo: With the solid backing of Mubadala, Piaggio Aero has been able to respond to its customers’ feedback, bringing more customization, less noise, and real Italian flair to its updated Avanti

Custom ACJ319: Modern materials and ancient symbols are mixed to create the wow factor on this ACJ319 for a Chinese businessman

Leadership Select: With its pre-customized cabin for narrow-body VIP completions, Lufthansa Technik believes it can marry efficiency with luxury

Design directory: Contact details for VIP aircraft interior designers based in North America, including completion centers with in-house design capabilities

Coffee making: Expectations of coffee have gone through the roof, but serving a gourmet caffeine hit in the air is a lot more complicated than on the ground

NBAA preview: Highlights from the upcoming show, set to be held in Orlando, Florida, USA, on October 21-23

MEBA preview: Innovations set to be displayed at MEBA 2014, to be held in Dubai, UAE, on December 8-10

Design brief: Greenpoint Technologies’ Azure design for the BBJ 787-9

Design panel: How to get maximum functionality from sideledges

News: Details of a Global Express reconfiguration by Duncan Aviation; new interior concepts; product launches; luxury living; completions news

Design spy: Inspiring designs from other sectors

In this Issue - July 2014

The July 2014 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

Inairvation: The first fruit of the alliance of Lufthansa Technik, LIST, Schott and DesignQ showcases the merits of integration

SR Technics: Feeling that current VIP narrow-bodies don’t feature enough space for the aircraft owner, SR Technics set about a solution that it says will also save time and money

Sound attenuation: Creating a quiet cabin is a technically complicated task in itself, and completion centers also have to balance this with the aircraft owner’s conflicting demand for uncompromised range

BBJ 737 window: The panoramic window being developed by Fokker Services and Boeing for the BBJ 737 taps into the trend for bigger and better windows

3D printing: Although 3D printing isn’t yet established as a way of making final parts for VIP interiors, some within the industry are already finding it useful for rapid prototyping and cabin visualization

ACJ319 Elegance: By offering a modular version of its most popular aircraft, the ACJ319, Airbus Corporate Jets believes it can save its customers time, effort and money

Galley equipment: A roundup of some of the best solutions for catering service on business jets

Design brief: A BBJ 787-9 with a bubble wall, designed by VIP Completions

Design panel: Specialists shed light on the intricacies of cabin lighting

News: A peek inside A BBJ 1 refurbished by Jet Aviation for charter operator Privajet; interior concepts; product launches; luxury living; completions news

Design spy: Eye-catching designs from other sectors, including a commercial space capsule by Boeing and Bigelow Aerospace

 

In this Issue - April 2014

The April 2014 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

Cover story – BBJ 787: The first green BBJ 787 delivery in December 2013 heralded the beginning of a busy period for Boeing-approved completion centres

Lineage 1000E: The Lineage 1000E recently benefited from updates to its modular OEM interior, but for clients who want even more customisation, the aircraft is available for green completion

Beechcraft’s best: As Beechcraft joins Cessna under the Textron umbrella, we examine the products that have led the manufacturer to this point

Design directory: A directory of Europe-based designers who understand the specialist intricacies of VIP aircraft interior design

Legacy 450 and 500: The cabins of Embraer’s upcoming Legacy 450 and 500 aircraft benefit from a thorough customer consultation process

Case study: Traditional wood veneer was ditched in favour of carbon fibre on a recent Challenger 850 refurbishment

Eclipse 550: With the rebirth of its very light jet, Eclipse hopes its dark days are over

Helicopter design: Helicopter OEMs tackle weight and space restraints that are arguably even greater than in a jet cabin

Soft furnishings: A cornucopia of the latest leathers, textiles and carpets developed for business jets

Show preview: What to see at EBACE 2014, which will be held on 20-22 May in Geneva, Switzerland

Design brief: A BBJ 787 by Pierrejean Design Studio that uses light and wall panels to stunning effect

Design panel: Experts discuss how to create the perfect VIP sleeping environment

News: Details of the first Citation Sovereign+ and Citation M2 deliveries; interior concepts; product launches; luxury living; completions news

Design spy: Eye-catching designs from other sectors
 

In this Issue - January 2014

The January 2014 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

Falcon 5X: Although it is the Falcon 5X’s cross-section that is hogging attention, it is the subtle details that will capture hearts

Seat comfort: The aircraft seating business is changing – with a stronger focus on improving comfort for passengers

Food safety: Campaigners are trying to get the business aviation community to address its food safety blindspot – before it is forced to

Apps: Smartphones and tablets have become indispensible to many, so the business aviation industry is making creative use of these technologies to offer a wide range of apps

Grande 870CJ: Bombardier’s CRJ700 NextGen airliner provides the starting point for a conversion programme aimed at the Asian market

Product innovations: The latest developments to expand designers’ options

Show preview: A preview of Business Airport World Expo – which will take place at London Farnborough Airport, UK, from 26-27 March 2014 – and the full programme of the BBGA’s training sessions

Design brief: A BBJ optimised by Lufthansa Technik to offer the longest possible range, achieved in part through a slimmed-down cabin

Design panel: The challenges of large monitor installations, and what the future may have in store

News: The thinking behind Emirates’ move into executive aviation; completions news; business jet concepts; product launches; NBAA review

Design spy: Eye-catching designs from other sectors
 

In this Issue - September 2013

The September 2013 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

SyberJet SJ30: SyberJet has chosen Jason Castriota, renowned for his Maserati and Ferrari designs, to rev up the SJ30

Customer representatives: A representative with all the right qualities can ensure that an aircraft buyer’s vision is adhered to and the completion runs to schedule

US designers: Ahead of NBAA 2013, three US-based designers share the challenges facing them and the wider industry, plus the materials they can’t wait to use on board

Challenger 350: The successful Challenger 300 provides a solid platform for an updated super-mid-size offering from Bombardier – as evidenced by the huge orders the Challenger 350 has already won

Timeless to Visionary: A double concept showcases the talents of the design side of Jet Aviation Basel’s twin operation

Falcon anniversary: Interior designs and completion processes have progressed massively over the 50-year life of the Dassault Falcon family

Veneer alternatives: Is there a place for wet film laminate in luxury jets?

NBAA preview: Highlights to look out for at NBAA 2013, which takes place on 22-24 October in Las Vegas

Design brief: A supersonic cabin interior concept to accommodate both VIP and corporate passengers

Design panel: The experts talk tables – what customers want, how it can be achieved and what else is possible

News: The results of Eurocopter’s collaboration with Pegasus Design; completion announcements; the latest business jet cabin designs; product launches; luxury living

Design spy: Eye-catching designs from other sectors

Veneer alternatives: Is there a place for wet film laminate in luxury jets?

NBAA preview: Highlights to look out for at NBAA 2013, which takes place on 22-24 October in Las Vegas

Design brief: A supersonic cabin interior concept to accommodate both VIP and corporate passengers

Design panel: The experts talk tables – what customers want, how it can be achieved and what else is possible

News: The results of Eurocopter’s collaboration with Pegasus Design; completion announcements; the latest business jet cabin designs; product launches; luxury living

Design spy: Eye-catching designs from other sectors
 

In this Issue - April 2013

The April 2013 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

Cover story - Learjet anniversary: Fifty years on Learjets are still going strong, thanks in part to the vision and marketing genius of their creator, Bill Lear

European designers: A trio of European business jet interior designers reveal the top three inspirations that they draw on to achieve each client’s particular vision

ACJ318 Enhanced: Airbus has updated its packaged cabin, the ACJ318

IFEC quality: Advances in touchscreen, 3D, OLED, HD, LCD and other consumer technologies are pushing the development of ever thinner, lighter, brighter, more functional IFEC equipment solutions

Falcon 2000LXS: Interior customisation will help to distinguish the Falcon 2000LXS from its packaged sibling, the Falcon 2000S

Aeroloft certification: Getting the green light to install Greenpoint’s Aeroloft on the BBJ 747-8 required close coordination between the supplier, installer, integrator and regulators

Citation Sovereign: Improvements developed for the New Citation X are being translated to keep the Citation Sovereign in the running

Kestrel turboprop: A luxurious new mock-up may indicate a renaissance for Kestrel and the wider turboprop market

Soft furnishings: Pick and mix all the leathers, textiles and carpets you need, from the latest aircraft interior collections

Design brief: An ACJ319 by Airbus Corporate Jet Centre inspired by a bird and a film

Design panel: Experts discuss how to improve the business jet shower

EBACE preview: Highlights to look out for at EBACE 2013, which will take place on 21-23 May in Geneva, Switzerland

News: A detailed look at the first G650 and G280 deliveries; a round-up of recent completions; new designs; product launches; an introduction to Odyssey Aerospace’s new director of engineering; and a review of Business Jet Interiors World Expo 2013

Weight loss: The full programme for the Transportation Weight Loss Diet Conference 2013

Design spy: Eye-catching designs from other sectors

In this Issue - September 2012

The September 2012 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

Cover story – automotive influence: The boundaries between business jet and automotive interior design are blurring

Lean manufacturing: The business jet interiors industry has adopted lean manufacturing processes from the automotive world, and is making them its own

Showrooms: OEMs and completion centres are taking the tedium out of specifying the inside of a corporate jet

Steve Taylor: A spectacularly diverse aviation career and life-long obsession with flight helps the Boeing Business Jets president to connect with customers

Medical equipment: Ageing heads of state, political leaders and billionaires increasingly want the security of an intensive care ward with them wherever they go – even at 40,000ft

Royal Jet: The Abu Dhabi-based charter is modernising its Boeing Business Jet fleet with various designs by Edese Doret

American designers: Ahead of NBAA 2012, five of the USA’s finest independent business jet interior designers reflect on trends, regional differences, and standout projects past and present

Coffeemakers: Good coffee is now ubiquitous on the ground and passengers have high expectations for their business jet brew – so galley insert manufacturers are responding with ever more sophisticated machines

Design briefs: A BBJ concept with Italian flair; and a light jet that throws the rule book out of the window

NBAA preview: Highlights from NBAA 2012, set to take place in Orlando, Florida, USA, from 30 October to 1 November

MEBA preview: Some of the innovations to be showcased at MEBA 2012, which will be held on 11-13 December in Dubai, UAE

Weight loss: Need to lighten your business jet? Take a look at the full programme for the Transportation Weight Loss Diet Conference 2012

Web sight: Jason Castriota provides an automotive designer’s point of view

Luxury living: Finishing touches for those who love cars as much as they love jets

In this Issue - July 2012

The July 2012 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

Cover story – emotional engineering: Business jet interior designers are using emotional engineering to win VIP customers’ hearts

Learjet 70 and 75: Bombardier has migrated its new Learjet 85 interior into two smaller siblings

Wood veneer: From a forensic search of the world’s forests to demanding lab tests and painstaking care in the cabinetry shop – getting veneer right can be the most challenging part of a business jet project

Citation Longitude: A derivative of the new Citation Latitude, Cessna’s Citation Longitude has a stretched cabin with a particularly generous galley and lavatory that reflect the aircraft’s long range

Completions capacity: Increased demand for big iron completions is encouraging everyone to up their game – from those gearing up for wide-bodies to the new players providing capacity further down the chain

Lighting: LED technology is driving a huge transition in business jet cabin lighting, helping to satisfy the passengers’ need for comfort, luxury and personal control over the inflight environment

Weight loss: Need to lighten your business jet? Take a look at the full programme for the Transportation Weight Loss Diet Conference 2012

Design brief: A VIP Dornier 328 showcasing a new collaboration between 328 Support Services, Visionnaire and CTM Design

Web sight: Didier Wolff of Happy Design Studio sheds light on the art of designing business jet liveries

Luxury living: Beautiful game sets to please the eye and sharpen the mind
 

In this Issue - April 2012

The April 2012 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

Cover story – European designers: On the eve of EBACE 2012, Europe’s top VIP aircraft interior designers reveal what makes the continent a centre of design excellence, and the trends they believe will define the market’s future

Virtual Fitcheck: Lufthansa Technik believes that the virtual world holds the key to cutting completion times

The Jet Business: A new venture in central London aims to revolutionise the aircraft acquisition process by providing a neutral showroom for all aircraft types, complete with full-size fuselage, neat technological tools and couture detailing

Embraer Legacy: Improvements to Embraer’s Legacy 600 and 650 jets include more interior options, a new cabin management system and noise reduction

Charter design: Many owners are trying to offset their costs by offering their jets for VIP charter, but designing for this market involves specific challenges with regards to layout, materials and technology

Bombardier Montreal: Bombardier is pulling out all the stops to improve the customer experience at its completion centres in snowy Montreal

VIP helicopters: Helicopter manufacturers are increasingly having to replicate the levels of luxury found in private business jets

Qatar Executive: Qatar Airways’ foray into business jet charter is based on a fleet of long-range Bombardier aircraft boasting roomy configurations, understated elegance and all the communication tools expected by its demanding clientele

Soft focus: Fabric and leather suppliers reveal their latest launches

Design briefs: A highly personalised CRJ for a North American client and a private/charter ACJ319 based in Russia

Show preview: What to look out for at EBACE 2012

Show review: Highlights from Business Jet Interiors World Expo 2012

News: The latest interiors news

Web sight: Sean McGeough of Hawker Beechcraft discusses options for Europe’s ageing business jet fleet

Luxury living: The sleekest mobile phones to help you make the most of the connected cabin

In this Issue - January 2012

The January 2012 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

 

Cover story – Citation Latitude: As well as translating features from other Citation models, the new medium-cabin Latitude reflects some important changes in attitude at Cessna over the past few years – including where money is spent and how early to involve the cabin designers

Show preview: Your guide to the product innovations and top speakers set to grace Business Jet Interiors World Expo in Cannes, France, on 22-23 February 2012

Gulfstream Elite: Gulfstream’s new interior option for the G550 and G450 cherry-picks some of the best features of the G650 to create a recognisable brand across the manufacturer’s large-cabin aircraft

Sukhoi Business Jet: Russia’s answer to the big iron offerings of Airbus, Boeing and Embraer should benefit from the design input and market expertise of its first customer, Comlux

Wireless IFE: Content licensing remains the biggest hurdle to the implementation of wireless IFE streaming on board

Deer Jet interiors: Deer Jet is one of the largest business jet charter operators in a market predicted to become the world’s biggest within a decade – so what do its latest BBJ and ACJ deliveries say about Chinese tastes?

Seating review: The latest developments in the business jet seat market – from wireless controls and audio response massage to glamorous new styling and easy installation

Design briefs: A Boeing 787-9 with living walls from Edése Doret; and an ABJ concept from Design Q inspired by James Bond

News: All the latest interiors news

Web sight: Daniel Hulme, director of inflight catering at Alison Price on Air, explains some of the challenges

Luxury living: Never miss an appointment with one of these decadent diaries

In this Issue - September 2011

The September 2011 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:                                 

Falcon 2000S: Dassault’s new Falcon 2000S aims to crush super-mid-size competitors with standardised interiors driving down the price

Employee skills: A completion centre’s strength lies in the skills of its staff – so how do you source, train and retain the people needed for a blossoming business?

BBJ anniversary: This year the Boeing Business Jet marks its 15th anniversary – but what is the secret of its success?     

EC145 Mercedes-Benz: Eurocopter’s collaboration with Mercedes-Benz has transformed the versatile EC145 into a VIP helicopter with many neat automotive features – from the clean lines and styling down to the boot at the back 

Alberto Pinto G550: Keeping things classical enabled a G550 to be designed and completed in just 12 months

Corvalis TTx: Cessna hopes upgrading the interiors and avionics will rekindle sales of its ailing Corvalis – an aircraft with a colourful history

Design briefs: A high-tech mock-up by a Portuguese consortium; a charter concept by a recent graduate; and a Dreamliner design from GDC

Show preview: Our pick of the innovations to be displayed at NBAA 2011

News: All the latest interiors news

Web sight: PacMin reveals the intricacies of aircraft model-making

Luxury living: Beautiful coffee table books to add a cultural flair to your business jet
              

 

In this Issue - April 2011

The April 2011 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

Comlux A320: It had to build a company at the same time as its first cabin interior, but keeping it in the family has paid off for Comlux America

Boeing 747-8 I: The Intercontinental has already picked up eight orders from customers willing to spend big on VIP conversions of the airliner’s expansive cabin

HondaJet: Targeting certification in 2012, the HondaJet is the personal masterpiece of Honda Aircraft’s CEO, who has spent the past 20 years working on it

New markets: Companies such as Alsalam and TAECO are posing a challenge to the established corporate and VIP completions order, currently dominated by Europe and the USA

New airframes: Competition is looming for established ‘big iron’ airframers – with new models hailing from Russia, China, Japan and Canada

European completions: More and more European completion centres are offering the services of in-house designers

BizJet International: US$3 million of investment has enabled the company to expand and specialise in narrow-body VIP jets such as the A318 Elite

Big iron report: Three OEMs are currently engaged in the serial production of executive/VIP/VVIP single-aisle aircraft with fuselages derived from commercial airliners

Galley equipment: New products for the business jet galley

Lighting products: Fresh ideas for illuminating the cabin

Design brief: Pierrejean Design Studio’s Feng Shui Boeing 777 for an Asian client

Show preview: What to look out for at EBACE 2011

News: The latest interiors news, including an exercise bike qualified for cabin integration

Web sight: 30 years of photographing more than 800 private aircraft – ranging from the Lear 20 series to Boeing 747-400s – has given Nick Gleis a unique perspective on the market

Luxury living: Fragrances to give you the sweet smell of success

 

In this Issue - September 2010

The September 2010 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

Cover story: Sleep – the final frontier – for all their onboard luxury, it’s surprising just how many business jets fail to provide a comfortable night’s sleep

B747-8: Longer than the A380, Boeing’s VIP 747-8 offers designers and completion centres a wealth of opportunity

Interior repairs: The economic downturn and growing queues at completion centres are encouraging bizjet owners and operators to repair interiors rather than rip them out and start again

B787: Never mind Boeing’s own delays – can the completion centres handle the challenges presented by the 787’s composite fuselage?

Airbus Corporate Jet Centre: A state-of-the-art facility and an in-house designer have helped ACJC deliver five VIP completions over the last three years

Royal Jet: Royal Jet continues to build its reputation for the ultimate in luxury – adding a recently refurbished BBJ to its fleet

Bombardier GCC: How the purchase of ExelTech Aerospace earlier this year will help Bombardier to deliver ever more lavish Global 5000 and XRS interiors

Case study: Flying Colours and AP Completions prepare to deliver the first of three Challenger 850s destined for China

Super-midsize report: From Dassault’s Falcon 2000 to Gulfstream’s G250, the super-midsize bizjet sector marries comfort with impressive range

Design brief: A stunning A319CJ interior for Acropolis Aviation

NBAA preview: Who’s doing what in Atlanta this October

Luxury living: Everything you need for a decent night’s sleep
 

In this Issue - March 2010

The March 2010 issue is now available online, offering exclusive coverage of the industry’s most innovative projects and developments, including:

Cover story – Making waves: The worlds of yacht and business jet interior design have many similarities and enjoy an overlapping customer base – but where do those similarities end and what can each discipline learn from the other?

Keep it real: The secret to avoiding costly overruns and last-minute changes on VIP wide-body completions is to bring design, engineering and certification all together at the front-end of each project.

Grand entrance: AMAC Aerospace proved it is a player to be reckoned with this year by delivering its first VVIP A320 to a Middle East client

Quick change: The BBJ-C, which reconfigures from all-passenger to all-cargo configuration in less than eight hours, is an attractive option for operators looking for an extremely flexible transport solution

Light jet report: Three new twinjets are reaching the market as questions continue about the progress of an equal number of single-engine programmes

Made in Italy: Mecaer Aviation Group’s interiors and completions unit specialises in luxury AW139 interior projects

Narrow margin: The SJ30 may have a small cabin, but some clever features and impressive overall performance offer exceptional value

Soft focus: A round-up of the latest leather and textile products and technologies on the market

EBACE preview: Our guide to the innovations to be featured at this year’s ebace

Beach chic: A ‘beach-house style’ VVIP BBJ2 interior

Desert star: A luxurious Range Rover aimed at VIP jet owners and operators in the Middle East

Luxury Living: stylish wash bags and travel-size toiletries to ensure you arrive looking and feeling fresh
 

September 2009 - In this Issue

The September 2009 issue is now available online, offering exclusive coverage of the industry’s most innovative projects and developments, including:

Embraer latest: Embraer moves Lineage completions in-house and steams ahead with a new Florida design and acceptance centre, despite market turbulence

Crew training: A well-trained flight attendant can make all the difference on any flight, but what are the essential skills required for crew on business jets?

Synergy Aviation: Having redesigned one King Air 200 for Synergy Aviation, Andrew Winch was persuaded to transform and take part ownership of a second that now bears his name

Computer visualisation: Computer visualisation software and even virtual reality technology are impacting VIP and bizjet cabins as never before – but what are the implications of such change now and in the future, and what are the potential pitfalls with this avalanche of new data?

VIP helicopters: Except when the airworthiness authorities have to say no, the customer is always right when it comes to putting the latest gadgets and amenities into VIP helicopters

Jet Republic: Portugal’s Jet Republic introduces a new Learjet 60 XR cabin, designed especially for the fractional market

Falcon 7X: Subtle curves, star lights in the ceiling and a softer, more welcoming colour and trim palette lie at the heart of Dassault’s revamped Falcon 7X interior

Learjet 60 with a difference: A custom Learjet 60 interior inspired by supercar styling proved the perfect tonic for an owner obsessed with speed

Design brief: Comlux Creatives’ cabin design for Comlux Group’s new Airbus A320 Prestige

Show preview: Product innovations to look out for at this year’s NBAA annual convention in Orlando, Florida

Luxury living: Tempting timepieces to make sure you never miss your flight
 

In this Issue - February 2009

The February 2009 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

Guest Foreword: Pascal Jallier of Execujet considers the health of the completions market
 

Design Brief: Lord Foster’s design for Netjets Europe’s Dassault Falcon 7X Fleet
 

Case Study: Volo Aviation’s Gulfstream GI features a psychedelic 1960s interior whose fittings were sourced on eBay
 

Completions Focus: With established ‘big iron’ completion centres full to bursting, many VIP owners are looking to new companies, but what are the key criteria to consider before the award of a multimillion dollar contract?
 

Interview: Cessna’s Cindy Halsey, vice president of interior design and engineering, describes the thinking behind the CJ4’s new interior, which includes cableless seats and quick-change monuments
 

COVER STORY – Cabin Trends: Stand-up showers, once the preserve of VIP wide-body aircraft, are beginning to filter their way down to smaller jets – Bombardier is now offering a shower on board the Global Express
 

Special Report: Hawker Beechcraft refines the interiors of two classics: the Hawker 400XP light jet and the King Air 350 turboprop
 

Wide-Body Completions: The backlogs at ‘big iron’ completion centres continue to grow, despite the downturn
 

Cabin lighting: Top-end new lighting products go beyond simple illumination to help demanding business jet passengers to work and relax
 

Galley equipment: The latest gadgets and gizmos to grace the business jet galley
 

Luxury living: Everything you need to jot down those crucial thoughts and plans on the move

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FEATURES

Following the delivery of a refurbished Global Express combining pre-engineered components from Inairvation and custom elements designed in-house, Sean Gillespie, executive vice president of Flying Colours Corp, looks back over the complex project
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Ron Larabie, owner and president at JetSet Interiors, details how new seats and soft goods transformed a GIV
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Tony Barrett of Flying Colours Corp gives an insight into the engineering aspects of a landmark Global Express refurbishment combining custom elements designed in-house, and pre-engineered components from Inairvation
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Peter Landquist reveals how CTT’s humidification system works in big iron aircraft, and what the company has planned for smaller jets
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South African operator Aeronexus has been enjoying a great season of charter with its refurbished VIP Boeing 767-300ER, following a six-week overhaul and seat refurbishment by Starling Aerospace
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