When you are used to the sardine-can economy class cabins of conventional airliners, stepping through the door of a VIP-configured Boeing 747-400 takes you aback. Jet Aviation’s
It is the second 747-400 the Swiss-based company has converted (the first was delivered four years ago) and, although the example sitting in the hangar looks like any aircraft in mid-completion – electrical components hanging from the ceiling and polythene and cardboard everywhere – you can already see the trappings of opulence in the cabin forward of the door and staircase, where the luxury carpet has been laid and a 2m-diameter hole made in the ceiling for a giant indented light. The technicians bustle about in the cabin in their socks, despite the fact that thick industrial polythene covers the deep, blue carpet.
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