Tue, Apr 18, 2017

Private Aviation & Premium Travel
VIP private jet gets Hermès touch

Lufthansa Technik has completed a bespoke interiors project for a wealthy customer from Asia, embellishing the interiors of the client’s jet with fabrics from French luxury brand Hermès.

The project was handled by Germany’s Lufthansa Technik, which is now set to about to redeliver the completed Airbus ACJ319 to the undisclosed VIP customer from the Greater China region.

The completion was performed by Lufthansa Technik's VIP & Special Mission Aircraft Services Division in co-operation with the bespoke division of Hermès, renowned for its expertise in made-to-measure design and upholstery. 

With this upcoming redelivery, Lufthansa Technik is further continuing its success story in the Asian VIP market, having outfitted more than 30 different VIP aircraft for customers in Greater China and other Asian countries so far.

The bespoke interior comprises a spacious dining and lounge area, a private master bedroom/office as well as a fully equipped master bathroom featuring a large shower. 

The ACJ319 has 19 seats for take-off, 12 of which can be in full-flat sleeping positions. The VIP club-seats and divans have been designed and upholstered by Hermès's craftsmen in Paris. The cabin interior also features some exclusive Hermès fabric on the bulkhead and curtain of the aft cabin.

The aircraft is also equipped with a state-of-the-art in-flight entertainment and cabin management system which can be controlled with tablet devices via a cabin wi-fi environment.

Wieland Timm, Executive Director Sales, VIP & Special Mission Aircraft, at Lufthansa Technik, said: "We are extremely proud that we have been able to establish Lufthansa Technik as the market leader for VIP completions and technical services in Greater China and Asia.

“More than 30 completions for this region over the past years clearIy demonstrate that our expertise and broad service portfolio are well accepted by our customers. I would like to thank them for this great commitment."

The portfolio of Lufthansa Technik's VIP & Special Mission Aircraft Services Division is reaching from highly individual cabin completions, over modular completion concepts to comprehensive after-sales, operational and maintenance services within Lufthansa Technik's international group network and also provided locally in Asia. 

With about 35 subsidiaries and affiliates, the Lufthansa Technik Group is one of the leading providers of technical aircraft services in the world. Certified internationally as maintenance, production and design organisation, the company has a workforce of more than 25,000 employees. 

Lufthansa Technik’s portfolio covers the entire range of services for commercial and VIP/special mission aircraft, engines, components and landing gear in the areas of digital fleet support, maintenance, repair, overhaul, modification, completion and conversion as well as the manufacture of innovative cabin products.

Hermès has been a master of bespoke since it was founded in 1837, supplying the finest harnesses and later saddles and other items made to measure for an exacting international clientele. Today Hermès bespoke services also cover home, aviation, boat and automotive interiors.

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