Atlanta, Georgia, USA. BAE Systems and leading UK design consultancy Design Q today unveiled their latest concept for the Avro Business Jet (ABJ) at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Annual General Meeting and Convention in Atlanta.
The ABJ Fusion is the third of five innovative and exciting interiors commissioned by BAE Systems Regional Aircraft from Design Q to meet different VIP aircraft market segments. The first two, ABJ Explorer One and Explorer Four, the ultimate ‘go-anywhere’ aircraft, were unveiled last May in Geneva at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition. The remaining two interior concepts will be unveiled later this year and early in 2011.
The ABJ Fusion is aimed at the charter aircraft market; product launches, sports teams, musicians, celebrities, exclusive travel market, and corporate VIP. It is akin to a flying limousine service providing a seamless and exclusive travel experience.
BAE Systems и Design Q представили концепцию ABJ на выставке NBAA
The ABJ Fusion blends the unique capabilities of the aircraft with an interior that reacts to today’s modern global lifestyle and is aimed at providing an aircraft environment that encourages passengers to socialise during the flight. The latest expressive interior design trends and aircraft lighting technology create a stylish and inspiring look, allowing travellers to experience exquisite taste en route to their destination.
The interior can seat 19 passengers within the three lounges in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. The mood lighting system allows each lounge to be lit independently creating individual accents to reinforce the way the lounge is being used at any one time. The forward lounge has a 50” HD television monitor mounted on an offset and angled bulkhead providing a bold visual focal point that can be seen from half way down the aircraft. A discrete library is also incorporated into the forward lounge and stocked with the latest magazines which will be of interest to the customer. The angled bulkhead also allows for a large forward VIP lavatory, making the most use of the space available and adding an additional window to the room over what is generally provided.
The large rear lounge incorporates an informal seating layout along with a club 4 and club 2 seat at the aft end. The lounge backs on to an impressive galley adding both interest and a modern informality to the catering offer. Passengers are encouraged to talk with the cabin crew and choose from the selection of beverages and nibbles laid out on the angled serving worktops. The overall effect is one of sophisticated informality which is believed will appeal to a cross section of VIP customers.