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The Best of Aviation Design

THE BEST OF AVIATION DESIGN VOL. 2

Optima Elite is an enhanced business class seat that provides a first-class product offering inside a business class cabin. In business class cabins, the front row of seats usually requires the installation of an extra row of non-working seats at the front, called front row monuments. This would be to provide features that would otherwise be missing in the seat, such as a video monitor, an ottoman to complete the bed, and sometimes a meal table. These front row monuments have a high cost and don’t generate any revenue as they cannot be used to accommodate passengers.

DESIGNER IN PROFILE: TIMOTHY O’HARA, GULFSTREAM AEROSPACE CORPORATION

Tell us a little about your background in design:
I have always been passionate about creating. Even from a young age, I knew that is what I wanted to do. Going to school for design allowed me to stretch wings I never knew I had, and once I discovered industrial design, it was a beacon for me.

After graduating from Columbus College of Art and Design, I took a position as an industrial designer with a high-quality furniture firm and launched a career that is now going on more than 30 years.

In my current role, we – my extraordinarily talented team and I – are fortunate to conceptualize beautiful, wellness-inducing cabin experiences and creating those environments through a deft blend of technology and artistry. We are proud to debut the all-new Gulfstream G700, one of the most elegant designs to grace the skies, in this competition.

BRITISH AIRWAYS CLUB SUITE BY COLLINS AEROSPACE

CABIN DESIGN (BUSINESS/FIRST CLASS) AWARD WINNER 2020

British Airways has unveiled its highly anticipated new business class seat – ‘Club Suite’. The airline’s sophisticated and newly branded ‘Club Suite’ offers direct-aisle access, a suite door for greater privacy and luxurious flat-bed seats in a 1-2-1 configuration. Cockpit to cabin, nose to tail, and across the flight experience, Collins Aerospace is one of the world’s leading providers of aerospace systems and services for commercial aircraft.

The International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2021

Applications are now open for The International Design & Architecture Awards 2021.

2021 marks the 11th Anniversary of The International Yacht & Aviation Awards, which promises to identify and reward the world’s best Aviation design. The Awards are recognised as the “premier of the very top class in design, not only with industry professionals, designers but also with VIP clientele. To have a product be judged and recognized by such an esteemed community is extraordinary.”

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