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  • German company Lufthansa Technik is developing a $340 million VIP cabin concept on an A330 private jet.

  • The design includes a spa, bedrooms, stand-up showers, a dance floor, and a retractable deck.

  • Also on board is an adventure lounge below the main deck which can be viewed through glass floors.

German maintenance, production and development company Lufthansa Technik designs a futuristic VIP cabin concept for customers with deep pockets.

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The concept, known as the EXPLORER, was first shown at the Monaco Yacht Show in September. The team explained that the design was inspired by the freedom a superyacht gives owners, but takes the idea to new heights – literally.

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The company’s goal is to reap the benefits of owning a superyacht, including the ability to take people anywhere at any time and have a hotel at the destination, and put it on a plane .

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“In yacht building, multi-functional exploration vessels have now become a class of their own,” Wieland Timm, Lufthansa Technik’s sales manager for VIP and special mission aircraft services, said in a press release. hurry. “And many owners of such ships also call an aircraft their own.”

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“Unlike a yacht, however, our EXPLORER aircraft allows passengers to travel to the other side of the globe in hours and establish their own individual base camp for other activities,” he continued. “This opens up completely new possibilities for explorers.”

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Lufthansa Technik chose the Airbus Corporate Jet ACJ330 as the demonstrator for the design, but says the VIP concept can be modified for any widebody aircraft, such as the A350 or Boeing 787.

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On board, guests will find large open rooms with plenty of seating and work space. Specifically, the main salon in the center of the jet features a long table that can be used as a dining room or a conference room.

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Behind this is another large sitting area with a retractable TV, coffee table, sofas and armchairs.

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Meanwhile, bathrooms, stand-up showers, and bedrooms are at the rear of the aircraft.

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According to Lufthansa Technik’s rendering, there are three full-size beds each separated by a sliding door.

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Also at the rear of the aircraft is a quiet seating area with a large window, perfect for working. Meanwhile, the front of the plane houses another conference room, restrooms and a kitchen.

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Overall, the concept is designed to accommodate up to 12 VIP guests but can be modified to accommodate up to 47 passengers.

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The company also plans to install a unique projection system developed in partnership with Diehl Aerospace. The “virtual content” extends from the ceiling to the entire main living area. Options include an underwater theme…

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…a sky theme…

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…a disco theme…

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…an architectural theme…

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…and idle mode, which means projections are disabled.

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While the special lighting and open spaces are impressive, Lufthansa Technik recognizes that creating an aircraft that mirrors a superyacht means incorporating more than just offices and bedrooms.

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In addition to the common living quarters seen on other private jets, the Lufthansa A330 features several luxury rooms, including a dance floor, which is created by lowering the dining table in the main lounge…

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…a bar with additional seating…

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…and the impressive BRABUS Adventure Lounge.

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The salon was designed in collaboration with the auto-tuning company BRABUS and is located below the main deck.

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The living room can be seen from above through glass floors…

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…and accessible from the main deck by a staircase.

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According to Lufthansa Technik, the lounge may house “automotive treasures” or other “vehicles for exploration”. The renderings show the limited edition BRABUS 1300R motorcycle.

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Also on board is a one-of-a-kind open-air deck that extends from the fuselage. The retractable veranda sits about four meters (13 feet) above the tarmac and replicates similar platforms seen on yachts.

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The demo aircraft uses the cargo hatch for this area, but, according to Lufthansa Technik, the bridge can also be installed on passenger versions.

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Meanwhile, the rear of the plane has a multi-purpose space that houses gym equipment for those “who don’t want to be without their usual fitness and wellness facilities on long-haul flights” .

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The area can also be converted into a spa, with a steam room and massage bed. Additionally, the space can be used as a hospital for emergencies, according to the company.

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For those who want to complete their superyacht with the unique private jet, the price for the design is around $100 million, Timm told Aviation Week in November.

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Adding that to the list price of a new A330-200 freighter, Explorer’s total cost could cost customers $340 million. However, negotiations could reduce this.

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