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Insider: Global 8000

The Global 8000 is the world’s farthest-reaching business jet.

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Style: Private Aviation Interior Design

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Their clients want to feel at home even when they are 40,000 feet in the air, so private-jet interior designers create cabins that reflect the owners’ tastes and address their desires in terms of accommodations and conveniences. The challenge for designers is to do so while working with limited space and using material and equipment that are lightweight (so that the aircraft remains as fuel efficient as possible), resistant to burning (the FAA has strict requirements), and durable (aircraft repairs are pricey). [See & Read More]

The aircraft spotlighted here—an Airbus lined in rosewood, an Art Deco Dassault Falcon, a nautical-themed Boeing 757, and a sleek Global Express—illustrate the designers’ skills at addressing aeronautical necessities while also bringing some of the luxuries of home to the sky.

 

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