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Nearly 60 years a designer and manufacturer of privately owned aeroplanes, Gulfstream Aerospace recently unveiled its plan for two new planes to be launched in 2018 and 2019. Model 500 and 600 push the boundaries of personal aeronautics, both aerodynamically and indoors. Like its predecessors, the model is able to travel non-stop from New York to Beijing.
However, the range travelled is no longer the golden rule for privately owned aircraft. Tray Crow, Gulfstream's Director of Interior Designs, explains: "We can only raise the standards so much before you just go around the world. Consequently, the emphasis has moved from the distant to more luxurious interior spaces.
" Crow' s interior staff works like a traditionally designed studio - with some decisive distinctions, of course. They are not a home or an agency, but a mixture of both (as customers often work and sleep in planes ), constructed in the shape of a metallic pipe that travels at an elevation of 51,000ft.
Gulfstream's engineering department is working with the client to customize their Cab. Customers can use the Gulfstream London, Savannah (GA), Long Beach (CA) and Dallas (TX) shows to choose porcelain, carpets, leathers and veneer; the company's engineering staff worked with a vendor to develop a light weight airplane tile that is ideal for discontinued areas such as the canteen.
They also work with each customer to clarify specification such as bath room sizes (with or without bidet) and whether the galley is in front of or behind the aircraft (meals and beverages cooked in the back mean the flight attendant is more clearly seen; the cab is also noisier, which is a problem as most living rooms or bedrooms are also in the back of an aircraft).
Customers can view all their decisions in a pre-view on an app named Design Book, which provides a 3D view of the interior of the aircraft. Gulfstream's main emphasis, however, is not only on the indoor specification that customers can see. Going one step further, the organization implements functions that don't necessarily catch the eye, but make the on-board expertise of a handheld 600 even more rich.
The Gulfstream researchers have developed a way to circulate clean oxygen every 90 seconds, which makes travellers much less susceptible to lethargy after a trip. It is also noteworthy that the six hundred Gulfstream crew comprises many former drivers. That means that they have an understanding of the requirements of aircrafts and an open mind for the interests of their former co-workers, who listen to their requests in accordance with the requirements of their clients.
It is a combo that, when done very well, produces one of the most aesthetic and flying safest personal aircraft in the whole wide air.