Jet Aviation’s Basel completions centre has delivered its quietest and lightest cabin interior to date after over eight years of research and development in optimising sound and weight in VVIP interiors.
The cabin was also the completion centre’s first installation of flexible Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLED) screens in a VVIP interior.
“Our recent redeliveries have continued to lead the industry in crafting exceptionally quiet and comfortable cabins without compromising on weight,” said Jeremie Caillet, Jet Aviation’s SVP regional operations EMEA. “To redeliver an aircraft that is not only light, but also exceptionally quiet, is a fantastic achievement, and testament to our continued work and innovation in this area. As we strive towards creating the ultimate customer experience, we are excited to continue to lead the industry in developing and shaping what is possible in cabin acoustics.”
The cabin also featured three certified 55-inch curved OLED screens integrated on either side above the window line, following the curvature of the ceilings. Installation into the cabin wall in this way reduces the cabinetry required to house the screens, providing further opportunity for reducing the weight of the cabin and maximizing the floor space of the interior.
“The integration of the curved screens is a further step in our innovation journey as we continue to push the boundaries of VVIP completions,” added Caillet. “Not only do they provide opportunities for reducing the weight of the cabin, but they open up a new realm of possibilities in design and entertainment. We are extremely proud to be setting these new industry standards as we continue to innovate on behalf of our customers.”
In order to certify the screens inhouse and install in line with aviation requirements, Jet Aviation worked with an electronics partner on a series of qualification analyses and tests to meet temperature, vibration, weight, sound, electromagnetism, flammability, and stress aviation standards.
The completion centre is able to install the curved screens in both completion and refurbishment projects. The completion centre delivered its quietest wide-body aircraft in late 2021.