The Four Seasons Private Jet Experience has been created from a partnership between Four Seasons Hotels, travel company TCS Expeditions – which appointed Factorydesign to the project – and Iacobucci HF Aerospace. The project was first initiated in 2012.
The Boeing 757 VIP jet, which will take its inaugural flight in February next year, contains 52 flatbed leather seats, and will be used to transport guests from one Four Seasons hotel to another. Standard jets at this size use 233 seats.
Peter Tennent, Factorydesign director, says, ‘It’s a significant reduction [in the number of seats] – the space available was massive, so we didn’t have a lot of the restrictions you usually have with designing business class seats.
‘It had to have the luxury and premium elements consistent with the brand characteristics of the Four Seasons.’
Each of the seats was built individually by Iacobucci ‘using the best quality and highest comfort materials available in the aviation market today’, according to Four Seasons.
Factorydesign’s cabin interiors feature plush carpets, in-seat power and USB outlets, premium wall coverings and lighting, plus contemporary lavatories.
The exterior of the planes will bear the Four Seasons branding, with a primarily black colour palette and the Four Seasons name on the fuselage and logo on the tail.
In-flight WiFi will be available on board the flight, and a concierge will help guests by organising reservations, destinations and other services while in the air.
Entertainment features will include movies, newscasts and magazines streamed to guest iPads.