|Bluejay cabin concept for Airbus ACJ219 [Photo: Airbus]|
From the premiere of Jackie Chan’s Hollywood-style short film to promote the Embraer Legacy 500 private jet (click here to read more and watch the video) to the grand unveiling of Boeing’s BBJ 3 aircraft interiors (click here for photos), the scale has been pretty big.
Of course, Airbus was never going to watch all these announcements in silence. So, what was the European heavyweight’s grand reveal?
Well, Airbus Corporate Jet Centre (ACJC) has been presenting its stunning ACJ319 Bluejay cabin concept. Judge for yourself, I’ve included a photo on this page. P.S. Don’t forget to like my Facebook page to stay updated with the latest aviation photos, videos and stories. Click here to visit!
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Designed by the head of ACJC’s own Creative Design Studio Sylvain Mariat, Airbus states this new cabin configuration maximises use of the space provided by the ACJ319 corporate jet and was inspired by the avant-gardism, shapes and colours of director Stanley Kubrick’s film 2001: A Space Odyssey.
“The contemporary cabin concept’s keystone is its use of light and space in perspectives that can be modulated via translucent partitions between the forward lounge and dining area,” stated a press release.
“These partitions use the latest generation of switchable glass that is able to change from transparent to translucent and vice versa.”
Here’s six more features of the ACJ319 Bluejay cabin concept:
- A high-low table that employs special extensions at its extremities to seat five people without adding new seats
- A decorative light made by the French crystal house Baccarat using fibres of carbon and crystal
- A special U-shaped galley providing crew with a spacious separate area where they can work with ease
- A “bright and airy” washroom with large square shower
- A unique VIP seat inspired by the Charles and Ray Eames-designed Lounge Chair, which has become a classic in the history of modern furniture.
- A fine hologram display that shows the names of arriving guests in soft blue tones – which has never before been seen on a corporate jet and offers a modern complement to the classical crew welcome.