Successful car manufacturer turns its eye to airplanes
By: Tamir Davies
Last updated: 08 June 2015
Some may be greeted by the green eyed monster with news that Mercedes-Benz and airline Lufthansa Technik have collaborated for the first time to test their hands at interior design for private jets.
The super-rich will be digging into their wallets as the iconic car designer is to design short and medium haul executive jets with hardwood floors, a double bed, white leather seats and wraparound sofas.
The concept design was announced in Geneva at the 2015 European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition and will not stretch to commercial flights just yet.
Mercedes-Benz, a highly prestigious car manufacturer is to expand their technology expertise as the windows concealed by black panels will boast touchscreen technology to control the plane’s infotainment system.
In a statement by Walter Heerdt, Senior Vice President VIP and Executive Jet Solutions for Lufthansa, he asserts that our goal is to offer a highly discerning global clientele a standard of interior design that leaves nothing to be desired.’
The project under a joint cooperation will see the traditional separation of ceiling, wall and floor replaced by a spiral layout, paving the way for new independent spatial zones. It will be a state of the art project with a luxurious and aesthetically stunning appeal.
The two companies claim ‘The purpose of our cooperation with Mercedes-Benz Style is to unite the two companies innovative expertise in the areas of design and technology. Whether for private or business use, our modular completion concept perfectly fits every purpose’.
It may not be affordable for all, but let’s hope the concept is highly successful and reaches commercial flights for us all to indulge in.