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Ameco and Lufthansa Technik make Cultural mix in VIP cabin design

Dal Kikin
April 18, 2019

At ABACE 2019, Ameco and Lufthansa Technik present a jointly developed narrow-body aircraft cabin for the first time. ‘Nature's Touch' is based on an Airbus ACJ320 Business Jet as cabin concept, but the design anticipates the adaption to a Boeing 737 BBJ configuration as well. The VIP cabin is one of the first concrete and publicly visible results of the cooperation in business aircraft services for Chinese clients, which both companies signed at ABACE 2018.

The new business jet cabin layout combines the cultures of East and West, exploring the harmonious beauty in the symbiosis of nature, technology and human demands offering a brand new business jet travelling experience for customers. 

Mr. Feng Bin, Ameco's Deputy General Manager of Beijing Base & Leading Head of Aircraft Cabin Solutions Product Business Unit, said: "With the rapid development of the times, the combination of advanced intelligent technology and a humanized cabin, which is the embodiment of the innovation concept, engineering technology, and process quality, will be supported. Inheritance of intelligence and culture, the combination of the smart and comfortable cabin, all of this is the common expectation of Ameco and Lufthansa Technik technology. The collision between the East and the West brings a new development direction for business jet cabin products."

The conceptual interior employs traditional Chinese colours, including creamy moonlight beige, bamboo green, and jade crimson, complementing a subtle striping of bamboo wood grain and bamboo elements that include knuckles, leaves, and woven artefacts, which blend with other natural materials such as marble, leather, wool, and silk. The cabin layout features a galley that can be used for live cooking, a guest area, lounge, dining and meeting zone, cinema, and master bedroom. The lounge is fitted with a convertible sofa and coffee table as well as a bar with transformable dividers. In the cinema, passengers can watch movies on a 75-inch roll-up/down screen. An integrated bar is available to segregate the meeting area for private conferences.

Jan Grube, Head of Asia Sales at Lufthansa Technik, added: "With this new concept we want to showcase our joint vision for the next generation of cabin technology. Here, Chinese design and German technology play hand in hand. Lufthansa Technik's many years of experience in perfect craftsmanship and engineering know-how and Ameco's deep insights into the Chinese culture and customer wishes form a symbiosis that can fulfill every wish - expressed or unspoken - for Chinese customers.".

Lighting and atmosphere match the mood and surroundings, for example, a business scenario could include live data from the aircraft’s high-speed airborne connectivity system while lighting suggests a business-style ambience. Music and entertainment servers can display data from entertainers and help “visualize the music mood” in a leisure and entertainment scenario, including projections on the cabin wall and ceiling that help promote feelings of well-being and relaxation.