Posts Tagged ‘ Airplane ’

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.

Terrafugia TF-X

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The Massachusetts-based firm Terrafugia has announced its Transition design, which is part sedan, part private jet with two seats, four wheels and wings that fold up so it can be driven like a car, will be on sale in less than two years. They have also unveiled plans for a TF-X model that will be small enough to fit in a garage, and won’t need a runway to take off. Motorised rotors attached to the wings of the TF-X make it possible to take off from standing still. This means cars could switch from driving to flying when they encounter traffic. However, the wingspan requires a diameter of 100 feet to do so.


City Series by McNabb And Co

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Philadelphia-based designer and craftsman James McNabb has a several series of wood sculptures and furniture items but today we want to show his “City Series”. It consists of spectacular wood sculptures featuring us a city views from an airplane. James took inspiration from cityscapes and chose to mesh his woodworking skills into this series of urban landscapes. Highly detailed sculptures are made from discarded scrap wood and each abstract architectural building is unique.

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The Citation Ten

Cessna Aircraft announced yesterday that it will build a larger, advanced version of its Citation X business jet, called the Citation Ten.  The new Citation Ten is scheduled to be in the air by late 2011 and delivered to the first customer in 2013.  The jet is 15 inches longer and will fly farther and carry more weight than the $22 million, eight-seat Citation X.  The Citation Ten will have a longer range and faster rate of climb speed than the previous model.  The Citation Ten has improved Rolls-Royce Plc engines, a new cabin-management system for better entertainment and connectivity, and a new cockpit avionics system built by Garmin Ltd.  The Citation Ten cabin mockup on display here has a techno-club design theme that eschews the traditionalism so prevalent in many midsize aircraft.  The 15-in fuselage plug enabled designers to add five to six inches of extra legroom for each passenger, an improvement long sought by customers.  The plug also increases the space between the two club sections so that all eight chairs can be fully reclined.  Redesigned passenger chairs are roomier, but they have retractable armrests to prevent them from crowding the cabin.  The cabin will be 25 ft long, but it’s still 5.7 ft high and 5.5 ft wide, making it the smallest cross-section in the midsize class.  Each passenger has an LCD touch-screen control display unit that doubles as a video monitor. These devices control cabin lighting, air-conditioning and audio-visual systems.  High-speed Internet browsing, satellite radio and cabin Wi-Fi will be available as options… So who wants to roll to Tokyo?