“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]. ”
Gulfstream Introduces ‘Elite’ Interiors
Gulfstream Aerospace has unveiled “Elite” interiors for the G550 and G450. The extra-cost package incorporates much of the look and feel of the interior for the new ultra-long-range G650 and includes the wireless Gulfstream Cabin Management System (GCMS).
The GCMS provides complete digital cabin control through on-board touch screens, touch switches and passenger controls units, as well as via passengers’ mobile devices that have been loaded with the GCMS app. The Elite interiors also feature 27-inch-wide executive club seats that have telescoping headrests, one-touch full-flat berthing and electric lumbar controls. Customers will be able to choose from a wide variety of textiles, leathers and finishes. Elite interiors will be installed at Gulfstream Savannah [Ga.] and will start at approximately $1.5 million.