Lonely Planet Writer

In Pictures: inside the world’s first fully customised luxury Boeing 787 business jet

The world’s first fully customised Boeing 787 business jet has been completed, with the large and luxuriously furnished aircraft catering for 40 passengers on long-haul flights.

The 2,400 square foot area usually seats close to 300 people, but has room for only 40 seats on the decadent aircraft.
The 2400 sq ft area that usually up to 300 people has room for only 40 seats on this decadent aircraft. Image by Kestrel Aviation Management
The lounge area of the 787 Jet is kitted out to suit business meetings and entertaining.
The lounge area of the 787 Jet is kitted out to suit business meetings and entertaining. Image by Kestrel Aviation Management

The design features a range of private spaces on board the massive 2400 sq ft aircraft, with materials and colours aimed at offering a relaxing experience to passengers. It has the ability to fly over 17 hours nonstop and has 40 seats, with 28 flat sleeping facilities available. It has a lobby rotunda with dome ceiling, hardwood flooring, sculptured hardwood doors and metal furnishings.

The master suite with California King bed,
The Master suite with California King bed, Image by Kestrel Aviation Management
A luxury bathroom on board the 787 Jet,
A luxury bathroom on board the 787 Jet, Image by Kestrel Aviation Management
An oversized shower as part of the Master suite.
An oversized shower as part of the Master suite. Image by Kestrel Aviation Management

The master suite has a California King Bed with a floor-to-ceiling headboard, a hidden 42” TV monitor as well as a separate bathroom with an oversized shower. The bathroom also features a hand rubbed marble vanity unit with a double sink.

An exterior shot of the massive Jet.
An exterior shot of the massive Jet.

The aircraft also has a large, separate dressing room, a refreshment centre with fridge freezer and an open plan lounge that is configured for 16 passengers and is designed for meetings and entertaining guests. It also has tablet-controlled technology throughout, with Wi-Fi hotspots and broadband data transfer capabilities.

The aircraft has the capability of flying non-stop for 17 hours.
The aircraft has the capability of flying non-stop for 17 hours. Image by Kestrel Aviation Management

The project was completed by Kestrel Aviation Management, a consulting company that specialises in the management of corporate and commercial aircraft. They teamed up with Paris outfit Pierrejean Design Studio to create a concept and detailed design for the cabin spaces.

The snack area of the Jet.
The snack and storage area of the Jet. Image by Kestrel Aviation Management
Further seating arrangements.
Further seating arrangements. Image by Kestrel Aviation Management

The decadent jet which normally seats around 300 people in commercial use was sold recently to an unnamed buyer from Asia.