You've Never Seen An Avro Look Like This... | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date






Airborne On ANN

Airborne 10.12.15

Airborne 10.06.15

Airborne 10.07.15

Airborne 10.08.15

Airborne 10.09.15

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 10.12.15

Airborne 10.06.15

Airborne 10.07.15

Airborne 10.08.15

Airborne 10.09.15

EAA/ANN AirVenture Innovation Preview

AIP-#1 Vimeo

AIP-#2 Vimeo

AIP-Part 1 YouTube

AIP-Part 2 YouTube

Sat, Nov 29, 2008

You've Never Seen An Avro Look Like This...

First Design-Q Interior Fitting Completed

To our knowledge, the terms "Avro RJ" and "luxurious" have never been used in the same sentence... but that's about to change. BAE Systems Regional Aircraft announced Thursday a significant milestone has been achieved in the Avro Business Jet (ABJ) program, with the completion of the first aircraft fitted with a luxurious Design Q interior. The conversion was carried out by Inflite Engineering at London-Stansted Airport.

The aircraft -- an Avro RJ70 -- was by Bulgaria's national carrier Bulgaria Air and will be operated on behalf of the airline's parent company, the Varna-based diversified industrial group TIM. Bulgaria Air already operates eight BAe 146-200/300s on domestic and regional scheduled air services, alongside Boeing 737 Classic and Airbus A320 family aircraft.

In May BAE Systems announced that it had teamed with premium UK design consultancy Design Q to offer innovative interior designs for the ABJ. BAE Systems has also teamed with UK-based Inflite Engineering to carry out the customized VIP conversions on the ABJ.

"When we announced our teaming arrangement with Design Q we knew that this premium design consultancy would bring a totally fresh approach to interior designs for the Avro Business Jet," said Stewart Cordner, Deputy Vice President Sales & Marketing for BAE Systems Regional Aircraft. "The result is stunning and shows convincingly that the combination of a pre-owned airliner together with an innovative interior results in a strong, cost-effective contender for the larger business jet market and at a fraction of the cost and timescale of new production line aircraft."

The interior of the ABJ for Bulgaria Air was created by Design Q in close partnership with the customer... and was designed to look similar to accoutrements found in the home, in the car and in other private transport modes.

Gary Doy, joint founder of Design Q explained that in recent years there has been a shift in values and aspirations of the VIP aircraft owner. "In part this is due to younger and more design-aware customers entering the marketplace who are looking for both a more contemporary and high-quality interior solution, with a trend towards more open plan layouts and modern surface finishes," he said.

Several innovative features have been incorporated into the design including what is believed to be the world's first engineering installation of a Bang & Olufsen state-of-the-art entertainment system into an aircraft.



More News

Airborne 10.12.15: Senator v UAVs, Precious Metal Update, Airbus Heli's H160

Also: Girls In Aviation 2016, Quicksilver Across America, Heli Celebration, Russian Airline Bankruptcy, Custom Avionics Acquired, Westjet Air Center, NASA Selects Student Teams ANN>[...]

Pipistrel Wins HUGE Contract With Indian Military

Will Supply 194 Aircraft To The Indian Air Force (IAF), Indian Navy (IN) And National Cadet Corps (NCC). Pipistrel has been selected by the government of India to equip the Indian >[...]

SF City Supervisor Blasts Blue Angels As 'Killing Machines'

Demonstration Team Flew During Annual Fleet Week Celebration The Navy's Blue Angels precision demonstration team performed over the weekend in San Francisco as part of the city's a>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.13.15)

National Aviation Hall of Fame They dreamed the dreams. They harnessed the technologies. They created a world where the sky was no longer the limit.>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.13.15): AD - Airworthiness Directive

Issued by airworthiness authorities to correct a defect found in an aircraft type after certification.>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus





© 2007 - 2015 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC