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Mercedes Benz Partners with Lufthansa to Create Spectacular Luxury Airplane


At first glance, the interior of this private jet doesn’t look an airplane. It instead resembles a luxury hotel suite or an impeccably-decorated home. But, this is actually a new design concept as part of a collaboration between Lufthansa Technik and Mercedes Benz. Their idea is a stunning departure from the conventional plane interior, and it has a gorgeous visual flow paired with modern furnishings.

The purpose of the collaboration was to fuse the Mercedes design style onto the Lufthansa Technik aircraft. There hints of the car company’s influence within the scheme. The windows are concealed by black panels, which are inspired by Mercedes Benz S-Class screens. And, using their Magic Sky technology, the panels can be dimmed electronically from black to transparent.

“Our goal is to offer a highly discerning global clientele a standard of interior design that leaves nothing to be desired,” explains Walter Heerdt, Senior Vice President VIP and Executive Jet Solutions for Lufthansa. “Whether for private or business use, our modular completion concept perfectly fits every purpose.”

This special concept made its recent debut at the 2015 EBACE (European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition), an event for those involved within the European private aircraft industry. It’s not currently slated for a wider release, but the companies will asses the level of consumer interest in the coming months.

Fiji Airways


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FutureBrand Australia was selected by Air Pacific as their lead design partner to assist the airline with rebranding its identity and experience, as it transforms to ‘Fiji Airways’ in mid-2013. When tasked to search for a new visual language for ‘Fiji Airways’, Air Pacific CEO Dave Pflieger sent the FutureBrand team out to Fiji’s beautiful Mamanuca outer islands to see Fiji and its people at their best. It was there that we saw first-hand the prevalence, beauty, and respect that Fiji has for tradition and its traditional Masi art – an ancient art that embodies the spirit and stories of Fijian culture. From there, we partnered with Air Pacific and locally renowned Masi artist Makereta Matemosi to create the new identity for ‘Fiji Airways’. Makereta created a traditional Fijian Masi for the airline, which is celebrated in the airline’s new identity and translated into its new livery design. Our team also helped design the new cabin interiors of the new ‘Fiji Airways’ A330 aircraft which have Makereta’s Masi motifs embedded in the details.

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Wanna Rent A Plane?


Virgin America is offering a deal on deals site Giltcity.com to take a round-trip flight for you and up to 145 of your friends for $60,000.  The flight would take you on a full-size Airbus A320, complete with in-flight wifi, seatback entertainment systems, and in-flight meals and drinks.  The offer is good for a round-trip flight to any of Virgin America’s nonstop domestic locations, excluding Mexico.  Virgin America said it is also “throwing in a few extra in-flight amenities” to the Gilt member and guests.  Travel website Jaunted.com notes that the $60,000 price tag works out to $410 per person if split evenly among 146 passengers.  Additionally, the airline is allowing the Gilt member to permanently name a plane in its fleet by painting it on the side of the aircraft.