Mercedes-Benz started to draw aircraft interiors
The project will be revealed to the public during EBACE 2015 in Geneva aviation convention, which runs from May 19 to 21, 2015.
According to the creators, inside her thought is “innovative, luxurious and integrated” emphasizing the contrast between materials, colors and lights. In other words, it’s adaptive design used cars Mercedes-Benz passenger areas.The two companies have worked on this project say they want to offer this interior a global clientele “with an affinity for a unique design.” After Mercedes-Benz Style dealt drawing people from physical labor Lufthansa Technik will make customization VIP aircraft.
Boeing 747-8, turned into a flying palace
For most readers, Gulfstream G650 private planes and 65 million dollars or Bombardier Global Series is the definition of luxury flights.
A very rich client preferred to buy a customized Boeing 747-8 aircraft, which has occupied the company Greenpoint Technologies in Kirkland, Washington. Luxury aircraft provides a space of 445 square meters, equipped with several private cabins, a luxurious saloon, a desk and a huge living room.
Boeing 747-8 VIP is the longest and the second largest commercial airliner ever built luxury. It has four engines and can fly General Electric GEnx almost uninterrupted 15,000 km. Before installing all elements of personalization, the plane costs $ 367 million.
Rolls Royce wants to build a flying taxi
Rolls Royce car maker is working on a flying taxi system that could be deployed at the earliest in the next 10 years, the company said.
The British company claims it has already made plans for a vehicle that can take off vertically and can accommodate 4-5 people, called EVTOL, according to the BBC .
The vehicle could reach speeds of 402 km / h, being able to travel 800 kilometers without refueling. Thus, Rolls Royce joins several companies already working on their own versions of the Flying Taxi.
Rob Watson, chief of Rolls Royce‘s Electric Department, said: “We are in a position to play a leading role in the emerging world of air transport, and we will also be looking to work with more partners.”
Flying cars have long been a science fiction, but aviation and technology companies are working hard to turn them into reality. Airbus, Uber and several start-ups, one of which was funded by the Google co-founder Larry Page – Kitty Hawk – all of them have announced such projects.
British manufacturer Rolls Royce initially confessed that the EVTOL concept used gas turbine technology to power 6 electric propellers, specially designed to be noisy.
The wings of the vehicle could rotate 90 degrees, allowing it to take off or land vertically. The car can also use heliports or airports.
“We believe that, considering the effort and work done today to develop electric propulsion capabilities, this model could be ready by mid-2020 at the earliest, in the context of creating a commercial model that accepts a such feed, “says Rolls Royce.
The company has promised to degrade more details soon.