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 19-passenger copter will have an extended range and features to ensure maximum comfort…
The jet’s large floor plan allows for the addition of an office and a bedroom…
The six-seat, twin-engine jet has a reworked interior and upgraded technology…
The two-seat jet is being developed for both private and military flying…
The new improvement to the BBJ private aircraft reduces drag and adds range…
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…