29.09.2016

World Premier Appearance of Mercedes-Benz Style VIP Cabin

Monaco Yacht Show 2016

On the occasion of the Monaco Yacht Show 2016, Lufthansa Technik and Mercedes-Benz Style are presenting the final version of their advanced VIP aircraft cabin design to the public for the first time ever. Lufthansa Technik's VIP & Special Mission Aircraft Services Division offers the Mercedes-Benz Style VIP aircraft cabin for private jets with the size of an Airbus or Boeing aircraft.

Potential customers and interested media visiting the event in Monte Carlo will have the opportunity to see the complete cabin in a virtual 3D-presentation at Lufthansa Technik's stand located close to the main entrance "Parvis Piscine". A scaled physical 3D-model and material samples of the surfaces in the cabin are supplementing the presentation of a unique product in the VIP aircraft market.

The approval to offer the product officially marks a major milestone in the long-term cooperation between Mercedes-Benz and Lufthansa Technik. The innovative business partnership focuses on the demand of VIPs and private jet owners, who wish to travel in-style and world-wide. Together, the two German companies offer a unique and luxurious mobility solution for travelers in the air.

"With the yacht and the aircraft cabin we have transferred our philosophy of Sensual Purity to the ship and aircraft design," said Gorden Wagener, Head of Design of Daimler AG. "The creation was an inspiring challenge and we have created products that reveal a perfect contemporary luxury – hot and cool."

 "It is a great pleasure to present the new Mercedes-Benz Style Cabin to our customers, who want to see state of the art designs for their private jets," says Wieland Timm, Vice President Sales VIP & Special Mission Aircraft at Lufthansa Technik. "The two companies combine top design excellence with top technical expertise and therefore have been able to realize a unique aircraft cabin. The cooperation with Daimler AG allows us to present design concepts which will give our clients the peace of mind to invest into an iconic design without equal in the market. In order to maximize and to protect the value of the cabin and the aircraft Lufthansa Technik also offers all the services required to this private jet of the future.

The cabin features a modern design combined with latest communication and aircraft interior technology throughout the aircraft:
The entrance area in the front features a welcoming, open entrée, a kitchen (galley) for live cooking and a séparée as well as a VIP bathroom (lavatory). In the aft part of the cabin a separate entertainment zone has been combined with the en-suite private area. The open design of the bath- and bed room is a distinct feature conceived around a free standing shower with transparent side walls. The luxurious king size bed is highlighted by the concave shaped and upholstered head wall.

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 lining and wall elements. The VIP aircraft, which could seat 150 passengers in airline configuration, is designed for 16 VIP passengers.

Both companies have been working on the design of this innovative, luxurious and integrated cabin concept since the announcement of the cooperation at EBACE in Geneva, Switzerland in May 2015. Led by Lufthansa Technik's engineering team, the designers have updated the initial design concept to fully match the requirements of airworthiness and certification.