Lufthansa Technik presents Mercedes-Benz Style VIP Aircraft Cabin at NBAA 2016
Design concept from 2015 has been updated
At NBAA 2016 Lufthansa Technik and Mercedes-Benz Style are presenting the final version of their advanced VIP aircraft cabin design for the first time. The two companies are now officially offering the product as a unique and luxurious mobility solution for private jets with the size of an Airbus or Boeing aircraft.
Led by Lufthansa Technik's engineering team, the initial design concept from 2015 has been updated to fully match the requirements of airworthiness and certification.
Visitors of the NBAA 2016 will have the opportunity to see the complete cabin in a virtual 3D-presentation at Lufthansa Technik's stand (Booth 2632). A scaled physical 3D-model and material samples of the surfaces in the cabin are supplementing the presentation of this unique product in the VIP aircraft market.
"We've developed a completely new space concept that goes beyond conventional cabin space design, and we've been rather radical in throwing old-fashioned aircraft cabin design precepts overboard," said Gorden Wagener, Head of Design of Daimler AG. "This enables passengers to experience the Mercedes-typical modern luxury in all its aspects, because the design is both emotional and intelligent – in other words, "hot" and "cool" at the same time."
"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."
The cabin features a modern design combined with latest communication and aircraft interior technology throughout the aircraft:
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.
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.