Lufthansa Technik, a division of Lufthansa, recently revealed a first VIP cabin interior concept for Airbus’ smallest commercial aircraft family, the A220. The concept called “SkyRetreat” was showcased for the first time at the recently concluded European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, while the full concept will be unveiled during the Monaco Yacht Show in September. The spacious SkyRetreat concept adopts a naturalist approach to cabin design without sacrificing any of the creature comforts. The completely new and unconventional design approach is built around minimalism and has a Zen-like appeal to it. The design cleverly and discreetly integrates latest cabin technologies, from 4K roll-up displays and smart touch surfaces to a totally unique Observation Lounge.
“Although the A220 represents the new entry level of our completions offerings, it already provides an incredible amount of space for breathtaking VIP interiors,” says Wieland Timm, Senior Director Sales, VIP & Special Mission Aircraft at Lufthansa Technik. “Our SkyRetreat concept makes optimum use of this spacious cabin and its technical features will provide our customers with a whole new sense of space and a unique travel experience.” The interior design also has a yacht-like set-up in which the rows of seats have been replaced with spacious couches, marble, and glowing ambient lights, which is paired with a wooden floor and matching furniture. While Lufthansa Technik’s primary role is to service aircraft like the A220, it has expanded its services into the aircraft interior business.