BAE Systems and leading UK design consultancy Design Q just unveiled two exciting new concepts for the Avro Business Jet (ABJ) at the EBACE (European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition) show in Geneva.
The Avro Business Jet Explorer One and Explorer Four concepts represent a bold and innovative approach to aircraft interiors and are the first of five concepts that Design Q has been contracted by BAE Systems Regional Aircraft to develop for the ABJ. Each of these will build on elements of the unique features of the aircraft to deliver a range of exceptional interiors for different VIP aircraft market segments. The three other interior concepts will be unveiled over the coming months.
The ABJ Explorer concepts blend the unmatched airfield performance characteristics of the aircraft, together with the combination of high-specification interiors and the unique ‘Air Deck’ viewing platform. On the ground a huge side door powers open to reveal a concealed platform that extends out from the aircraft. The ‘Air Deck’ transforms the rear of the aircraft into the ultimate living space, providing an elevated outdoor viewing deck combined with a luxurious indoor space incorporating a state-of-the-art entertainment system and vast open plan galley.
The ABJ Explorer Four is a new totally new luxury charter travel concept. Although chartering a luxury yacht to explore out of the way places is well known, this has until now not been developed in the aircraft sector. The Explorer Four is designed for customers who are looking for a unique travel experience and can accommodate four couples or singles in their own private VIP cabins. The aircraft has the ability to transport the passengers between exotic and remote locations whilst providing comfortable and stylish accommodation overnight.
The four VIP cabins have a generous sofa and chair combination which can convert to a full size double bed. Each cabin has its own entertainment system with a 17″ high definition flat screen monitor and access to a vast number of multimedia files. A full height wardrobe is provided and there is also direct access to a large dressing room incorporating a toilet and shower in the mid section of the aircraft. Glazed bulkheads can be transformed from obscure to transparent opening up the interior during flight to create a more social space.