8 JUNE 2020
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Now suddenly in the best-selling league, and partially built in Belfast, the Airbus A220 has come to the attention of the VIP market.
Once known as the Bombardier C Series the aircraft has in total 642 commitments of which 113 have been delivered. Customers include Air Baltic, Air Canada, Delta Air Lines, EgyptAir, Korean Air and Swiss.
Kestrel Aviation Management and Camber Aviation Management have unveiled a unique A220 project that calls for a seven-zone cabin comprised of three fixed and four variable zones. The fixed zones include a common entry and galley, mid-cabin VIP Lavatory and a master suite with en suite washroom featuring a steam shower.
Amongst multiple layout options is a spacious lounge that converts to a dining room, a bespoke media room with a massive 75in screen with tuned Dolby surround sound, and an expansive private office or children’s bedroom. The design has been planned around a maximum 16-passenger capacity.
The aircraft opens up long-range possibilities, typically the North Atlantic, with the -100 version able to operate out of shorter airfields such as London City.
Stephen Vella, CEO of Kestrel Aviation Management, said: “The team working on this exciting project actually participated in the Kestrel 787 VIP project. And essentially it was the success of that project that motivated us to fundamentally stop and look at the large cabin market and the needs and wants of the market.”
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