BAE Systems has revealed two new Avro Business Jet design concepts targeted at intrepid explorers with high net worth and a taste for luxury.
Branded the Explorer One and Explorer Four, the concepts are the first two of five that UK consultancy Design Q was contracted to develop. They are intended to make full use of the Avro Business Jet's distinctive features, such as its large rear-opening freight door and high level of interior space.
Each of the two Explorer concepts incorporates an "air deck" viewing platform that can be extended from that door, in addition to a luxurious interior that incorporates an entertainment system and open-plan galley. Curved sofas encircle a low central Ottoman on which monitors can be placed.
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"These concepts elevate the ABJ to a new level of sophistication," says Stewart Cordner, vice-president of Avro Business Jets at BAE's regional aircraft unit.
The ABJ Explorer One is aimed at high-net-worth individuals seeking to explore remote locations "in a stylish and comfortable way". A fully equipped office workstation is incorporated in the forward bulkhead, while a large display cabinet is positioned on the opposite side of the aircraft.
White marble stone is used in both the floor and the central table situated aft of the lounge in a crescent-shaped alcove. A lavatory is situated in the walkway leading to the stunning rear entertainment lounge and air deck.
The Explorer Four concept, meanwhile, is targeted at the luxury charter segment, as an alternative to a yacht. It can provide overnight accommodation for four couples or individuals, in private VIP cabins equipped with a sofa and chair combination that can be converted to a full-size double bed. Each cabin has its own entertainment system with a 17in high-definition flatscreen monitor.
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The cabins are also equipped with a full-height wardrobe and direct access to a large dressing room incorporating a toilet and shower, located in the aircraft's mid-section. The glazed bulkheads can be transformed from obscure to transparent to create "a more social space".
Sleeping quarters are provided for the crew both in a cabin in the forward lower hold.
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