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NetJets unveils Lord Foster-designed business jet

13 Jan 2009 by Mark Caswell

NetJets has commissioned Lord Norman Foster to design the interior and livery of its 33-strong fleet of Falcon 7X aircraft.

Aside from being an award-winning architect, Foster is also a pilot and NetJets customer, a fact that led the fractional aircraft ownership company to employ his services for the interior and exterior design of the Falcon 7X.

Lord Foster redesigned the seating arrangements of the aircraft to suit the needs of NetJets owners and passengers, gearing it towards business meetings and an enhanced sleeping and dining experience. Cabin decor features a cream and tan colour scheme and Fiddleback Sycamore wood fittings, contrasting with a grey and black industrial feel in the galley area.

The aircraft’s livery has also been designed by Lord Foster, with a dark blue horizonyal stripe across the cabin windows and cockpit. This livery will be used on the 33 Falcon 7X aircraft due to be added to the NetJets fleet over the next eight years (at a total investment of $1.5 billion), and will also be rolled out across the company’s entire 160-strong fleet.

The NetJets 7X will be available on the NetJets Europe Owner Programme which is based on the concept of fractional ownership. The scheme allows customers to buy a share of an aircraft equal to the anticipated number of hours flying each year, starting with as little as 1/16th of an aircraft (50 hours).

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