Embraer, one of the largest aircraft manufacturers in the world, is challenging current conventions of passenger experience with its Kyoto Airship Project. In developing the concept intended for its Lineage 1000E aircraft, Embraer has redefined what luxury private air travel should be.
Forget the, by comparison, simple upgrades of fully reclining seating, enhanced leg room, or private enclosures. The Kyoto Airship design is an innovative re-think of interior plane space as a whole, customized to client specifications.
Jay Beever, Embraer’s vice president of interior design, collaborated with yacht designer Patrick Knowles and Boat International to create the new approach. The result is a passenger experience that more closely resembles that of traveling on a luxury sea-faring vessel. Comfort and mobility have been emphasized and optimized, while interior amenities suggest livable space, rather than just temporary lodgings for long-flight comfort.
Prominent features of Embraer’s new concept in design include body-length windows that arc 180 degrees around the fuselage, creating an open, airy sense of place and space. The main cabin, with its sleek, lounge-like styling and distinctly Japanese aesthetic, simply enhances the effect. A fully-equipped kitchen, master bedroom suite, spa-inspired bathroom and an entertainment system rivaling those found in any home add luxury and comfort designed to a client’s discerning tastes.
The future of private air travel is here, in Embraer’s beautiful Kyoto Airship. More information at EmbraerExecutiveJets.com.