Skip to comments.Boeing Business Jets unveils interior concepts for the 747-8 VIP airplane
Posted on 05/29/2007 10:50:32 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
Geneva: Boeing Business Jets has unveiled design concepts for the 747-8 VIP airplane, which is based on the new, technologically advanced Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental. The company's concept renderings, which debuted at the European Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition in Geneva, include opulent features such as vaulted ceilings, spiral staircases and video wall displays.
"With more than 5,000 square feet of cabin space, the new 747-8 VIP jet epitomizes incomparable luxury and operational flexibility," said Steven Hill, president of Boeing Business Jets. "The 747-8 VIP builds on the proud legacy of the 747 and incorporates the advanced technology of the 787 Dreamliner. It is a proven design with the operational flexibility to fly into most airports throughout the world."
The VIP version of the 747-8 Intercontinental provides a cabin with 4,786 square feet of space. The new SkyLoft area, which is located above the main cabin between the upper deck and tail of the 747-8 VIP, provides a potential of 881 square feet of cabin space and gives owners the opportunity to create unique personal suites, private offices and recreational spaces.
With SkyLoft, the VIP-configured 747-8 offers a total of 5,667 square feet of cabin space and can carry 100 passengers and fly up to 9,260 nautical miles (17,150 km). The airplane also is the fastest large-cabin business jet, capable of cruising at Mach 0.86.
Boeing does not design or install interiors in VIP airplanes but delivers them "green," meaning the airplane does not have interior furnishings or exterior paint. Customers then work with certified designers and interior completion centers to develop personalized interiors.
Earlier this year, Boeing Business Jets unveiled interior concepts for the new 787 VIP jet, which is based on the most successfully launched commercial airplane, the 787 Dreamliner.
The 747-8 VIP jet is the only large airplane in its class that fits today's airport infrastructure, giving its owners the flexibility to fly to more destinations. Building on the current 747's capability to fly into most airports worldwide, the 747-8 VIP uses the same pilot type ratings, services and most ground support equipment.
There are currently 22 747s in VIP use today.
To date, undisclosed customers have ordered four 747-8 VIP airplanes. The first commercial version of the 747-8 is scheduled to enter service in 2010.
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“It looks like a French whorehouse.”
You should see the picutures of the inside of Putin’s plane.
I want one. The 744 has always been my favorite..
AlGore might need one to spread his message, wonder how many carbon credits he’ll have to buy from himself to feel virtuous LOL
Now I can Start a VIP Carbon Credit Business... I see the Potential Like Boeing... Sky’s the Limit!
Top Ten Features of the New Airbus A380
More service areas so flight attendants can ignore you from shorter distancesGarrett G, Carmel
Full scale Civil War reenactmentsMichelle O, Las Vegas, NV
Taxi service to the bathroomCharlie B, Gainesboro, TN
Can travel on the same plane with your ex-wife and not worry about running into herJohn M, Walnut Creek
To save on fuel costs, runs entirely on Diet Coke and MentosRob K, Dyer, IN
Peanuts the size of watermelonsRandy K, Scottsdale, AZ
On-board rehab facilities for pilotsTim S, McKeesport, PA
In case of extended wait on tarmac, easily transforms to an EconolodgeGreg L, Bakersfield, CA
Washrooms are spacious enough to accomodate Ralph Fiennes and “guest”John P, Burlington
Much larger snakes Fred B, Liverpool, NY
I liked the 747-127.
Must be the design for the Saudi Royal Family.
Used to see one like that parked at Love Field for flights to Hawaii. Beautiful.
My favorite 744-UAL
post #15 — it’s to reach the wine rack.
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Gotta love them BBJ’s. The only problem is, what happens during the inevitable air turbulence? Do pax wear seat belts while sitting at the table or reclining on that lounge?
Ah hell, I was just going to compensate for my small penis by buying the 737 BBJ for $40 Million, now they are going to have an even bigger BBJ??? Guess I’ll have to keep saving... sigh.
“post #15 its to reach the wine rack.”
Nice try, but who would ever put wine up where you need to climb a ladder to reach it? Still wondering what that ladder is really for.
There appears to be a bookshelf at the top of the ladder.
I guess it just shows money and taste don’t necessarily overlap.
747’s have those upstairs pods; that’d be why there’s the stairway.
They’re asking about the ladder, not the stairway.
There are tons of Santa Fe style homes here in the desert, and it's pretty standard - for whatever reason - to have a ladder perched against the chimney or an upper landing.
(I didn't see a seatbelt on it either!)
That’s what I was thinking. Don’t the ultra-rich have any freaking taste at all?
I am in Arizona, and every other house in the wealthier parts of town looks like that. I guess it is supposed to make it look like you and your Indian tribe are going to climb up and have a war dance on top of your version of Montezuma's Castle.
I've always disliked the "adobe fortress" style of architecture. We're building a house now that is totally contemporary. My wife and I agree, there will not be so much as a Navajo rug in it.
“There appears to be a bookshelf at the top of the ladder.”
Yeah, I think you are right. The books are all bound the same like legal journals would be. That ladder should run on a track though, instead of just leaning up against the books.
Well, duh ... it's obviously leading to the hidden loft bed behind the ugly bamboo shade.
And, because we're talking ultra-rich folks here, there are probably other amenities up there as well: