Airbus Unveils Futuristic Cabin Concept at EBACE Aviation Conference
Among the array of eye-catching products on display at the 2017 EBACE Aviation Conference, which came to a close in Geneva, Switzerland last week, was a lavish new cabin design for private jets by Airbus.
Called the Infinto and made for the ACJ319neo aircraft, the design is the result of a collaboration between Airbus and Italian supercar makers Pagani and features several nods to the car brand’s renowned design heritage.
The centrepiece feature is the cabin’s sky ceiling, which displays a live view of the sky above the aircraft. Meanwhile state-of-the-art composite materials never used before in an aircraft, such as carbon-titanium, are also used.
“In bringing together the best of the supercar and business jet worlds, we enable an elegant and seamless link for customers of both, while bringing a fresh approach to cabin design and satisfying very demanding standards,” says Airbus corporate jets managing director Benoit Defforge.
Based on the next-generation Airbus A319neo, the ACJ319neo can fly eight passengers up nearly 7,800 miles or 15 hours non-stop. The pricing of the Airbus A319neo starts at $99.5 million which excludes the cost of the Infinito interior.
“Art and Science can walk together hand in hand: this is the Pagani philosophy,” added Horacio Pagani, founder and Chief Designer of Pagani Automobili SpA.
“The combination of state-of-the-art composite materials never used before in an aircraft, such as carbon-titanium, with the typical design language of Pagani Automobili, has always represented our signature. Applying our renaissance touch into the wider spaces of Airbus corporate jet cabins is the beginning of an exciting new venture for us.”
Organised by the National Business Aviation Association, EBACE took place from 22 - 24 May at Geneva’s Palexpo exhibition centre.