At the Air Show trade fair in Dubai, Lufthansa Technik presented the interior design for the new Boeing business jet BBJ 777-9. Designers in Hamburg were allowed to work on an area of more than 340 square meters to design the interior of the new aircraft.
This aircraft is the successor to the well-known 747 and is probably the latest must-have for a very specific group of buyers who can’t do with a “normal” private jet.
The commercial version of the Triple-Seven can carry more than 400 passengers, but the Hamburg design is designed for just one person. This luxury aircraft is called “CelestialStar” – Heaven’s Star. With oriental patterns and Arabic-style layouts, it’s clear that Lufthansa Technik has the ruling houses of the Near and Middle East in mind.
Jan Grube, head of sales for Asia, reports that several interested parties are considering replacing their 747s with new 777s in the long term. The new aircraft offers a range of 20,000 kilometers and can stay in the air for 22 hours non-stop to reach anywhere in the world.
The “CelestialStar” jet offers a variety of spaces, including a conference and dinner room known as the “Majlis” and extensive areas with first class suites and business seats for the aircraft owner’s crew. The centerpiece is undoubtedly the owner’s suite, located in the front third of the private jet.
In the sleeping area, a floor-to-ceiling curved screen provides an immersive experience with 180-degree projection of feature films and landscapes. Even the bathroom impresses with “the largest rainfall and massage shower ever designed for a private jet.”
Despite the huge price (over 400 million euros for the aircraft alone, more than half a billion with equipment), the special jet is being well received – in the spring a customer has already placed an order for the BBJ 777-9. An option has been reserved.