FrontRunners: Celestial Cocoon

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You are aloft at 39,000 feet in your own fully enclosed first-class suite, with a leather seat that converts to a flat bed and doors that can be closed for privacy. Emirates Airline (www.emirates.com), has finished each of the 12 first-class suites on its A340-500 jets in leather and walnut and installed an advanced in-flight communication and entertainment system with e-mail capability and 500-plus channels to enjoy. You can order meals whenever you like—complemented by your personal minibar—and call anyone anywhere in the world from a handset controller.

 

Service to the United States is scheduled to begin in late spring.

The design concept incorporates technology found on Mercedes-Benz automobiles…
The company’s design could reduce the flight time between Washington, D.C., and Paris by 3 hours…
The ergonomic chair promises to make long-range flight much more comfortable…
The fractional provider recently took delivery of a custom G450LXi, with more on the way…
The simulated fireplace replicates the heat, sound, and intensity of a real fire…
The amphibious aircraft only requires a sport-pilot license to fly and can be towed behind a car…
The custom copter features a touch panel hub that controls nearly every function in the cabin…
The only business jet produced by the Swiss company, the PC-24 is already sold out through 2019…
Photo by Paul Bowen
The $43.5 million ultrafast business jet is expected to reach customers in 2018…
Photo by Paul Bowen
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