Start saving your money, kids! Gulfstream Aerospace has just announced its plans for two new jets to be released in 2018 and 2019. The G500 and G600 are getting pretty fancy both in aerodynamics and interiors. The G600 can fly, nonstop, from New York to Beijing. Tray Crow, Gulfstream’s director of interior design, says,
“We can only push the bar on travel distances so far before you’re simply circumnavigating the globe. As a result, the focus has shifted from distance flown to more opulent interiors.”
Clients can visit Gulfstream showrooms in London, Savannah, Long Beach, and Dallas, to select china, carpeting, leather, and veneers; the company’s engineers worked with a supplier to devised a lightweight stone tiling for the aircraft, perfect for spill-prone areas like the kitchen. The design team also works with each client to figure out such specifications like bathroom size and whether the kitchen is at the front or rear of the plane (meals and drinks being prepared in the back means the crew is more visible; the cabin is also louder, an issue since most of the lounging or sleeping units are also at the rear of an airplane).
Clients can preview their choices in a 3-D rendering of the plane’s interior scheme.
Gulfstream scientists have also engineered a way to flow in fresh air every 90 seconds, making passengers significantly less lethargic after a flight. The G600 team at Gulfstream also includes many former pilots. This means they understand the demands of flying airplanes, and have an ear tuned to the interests of their former colleagues, listening to their concerns in concert with the demands of their customers.
Passengers can enjoy watching television too during their flights and the new G600 can comfortably fit up to 19 passengers. The G600 starts at around $56 million.
(via Architectural Digest)