First VVIP 737 MAX delivered to customer

The outfitting of the cabin has taken around 14 months to complete

Basel-based aviation services company Jet Aviation has redelivered the first-ever VVIP cabin interior completed on a BBJ MAX 8 to an undisclosed customer. 

The completion was designed, crafted, and engineered all in house at the firm’s Swiss facility. 

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Although not revealing the customer, it is thought the jet’s registration is VP-CMA (c/n 62743). Originally delivered by Boeing in August 2018, the aircraft was ferried to Basel in January 2019 for cabin outfitting.  

“The brief was for a cosy, residential space in which one could relax and enjoy the ride,” says Grischa Schmidt, senior director design at Jet Aviation’s design studio. “The living area features a deep, inviting sofa, a seven-seat dining table for socialising and a well-equipped, functional kitchen to accommodate fine dining. Wooden detail, soft fabrics and indirect lighting all complement this residential and relaxing atmosphere.” 

The interior was crafted and installed on-site in Basel, and includes details such as woven wooden panelling, full flat cocoon seats finished in 3D wood veneer and an integrated wine fridge in the living area. 

“We are delighted to redeliver this exceptionally beautiful and detailed aircraft,” says Matthew Woollaston, Jet Aviation’s vice president completion sales. “As we strive towards creating the ultimate customer experience, we are committed to pushing the boundaries of what is considered possible in VVIP completions. This interior is a fine example of the intricacy and attention to detail of our teams here in Basel. As our first BBJ 737 MAX, this was an exciting opportunity to familiarise ourselves with the next generation of this aircraft, and we look forward to applying that knowledge to future MAX projects.”