If you’ve got a spare $100m and don’t know what to do with it, a new Airbus A220 VIP concept has been created which could give you something to splash the cash on.
Seattle-based Kestrel Aviation Management has teamed up with design firm Pierrejean Vision and Canada’s Camber Aviation Management to produce the world’s first Airbus A220 VIP configuration concept.
The highly customisable space has the capability of holding between 10 and 32 passengers. The range offering for the jet at max payload covers 90% of the missions currently operated by large cabin aircraft, including key transatlantic, Middle East to Europe and intra-Asia connections.
The design centres on a seven-zone cabin comprising three fixed and four variable spaces. The fixed zones include a common entry and galley, mid-cabin VIP lavatory and a master suite fitted with an en suite washroom featuring a steam shower.
Kestrel offers multiple layout options that include a cosy forward zone to relax, a spacious lounge that converts to a dining room with a convertible table design, a bespoke media room with a 75-inch (190cm) screen with surround sound, and an expansive private office or children’s bedroom.
The Airbus A220 was originally marketed as the Bombardier C Series until it was sold to the European manufacturer in October 2017. The type is popular with airlines such as airBaltic, Delta Air Lines and Swiss International Air Lines, with more than 115 examples being built since 2012.
Airbus itself has not revealed any plans to offer a VIP/business jet version of the type. This has left companies such as Kestrel to come up with its own designs.