Aircraft Transformed Into Work of Art

Business Jet Traveler » June 2011
Friday, April 15, 2011 - 8:19am

A Piaggio P.180 Avanti II aircraft has been painted by artist Mimmo Paladino and is on display through April 28 in the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan, Italy.  The artist has named the work Cacciatore di Stelle (Star Hunter). Is this becoming a trend? A few months ago, Switzerland-based business jet provider VistaJet unveiled a Bombardier Global Express XRS whose tail had been
painted by street artist Retna.

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“When you get into the larger aircraft it becomes like a hotel, with dozens of staff supporting the plane based in a galley area down below. You have very comprehensive cooking facilities, and on larger aircraft we have looked at theatres, with spiral staircases and a Steinway grand piano. The limitations for what you can put inside a plane are pretty much the limits of physics, and even money cannot always overcome that. Even so, people are still always trying to push [the limits]. ”

-Howard Guy of Design Q, a UK-based consultancy