Ultra-luxurious private jet interiors are a source of fascination, both inside and outside the industry.
The interior of a converted Boeing 747 was featured in the UK media this week. This highly-customised cabin – a space that can hold 600 people in airline configuration – looks like an exclusive hotel suite or apartment – complete with master bedroom, bathrooms, dining room, conference room, lounge, and more. See more: Supersize my jet.
This type of unique aircraft is certainly on the very high-end scale in terms of private jet interiors. Not all private jets look quite like that!
But private jet manufacturers give a huge amount of attention to the interior design of all sizes of private jet: From the things you notice immediately, such as seat design, soft furnishings and floor materials; to more subtle details that make a big contribution to passenger comfort, such as lighting, pressurisation, temperature controls and communications technology.
The types of fittings and fixtures can vary depending on the size and type of jet. Here’s a look at some examples of what you can expect. For advice on the details of any aircraft interior (and to see photos) contact our Flight Team (24 hours) on +44 1747 642 777.
RESTROOMS & BATHROOMS
Most private jets are equipped with at least one toilet, however bathroom facilities do vary according to the size of aircraft.
Many small jets and small propellor aircraft have a toilet, although they are most frequently used for routes of less than 2 hours – so this isn’t always a priority for passengers. The most cost-effective of VLJs (Very Light Jets), the Citation Mustang, has an emergency use toilet, curtained from the main cabin. Others with a slightly larger cabin such as the Phenom 100, offer a small restroom, with toilet and basin.
Medium jets will have a more spacious and well-equipped restroom, with toilet and basin. The Citation XLS+ also has a dressing area so passengers on longer journeys can freshen up and change before landing. And bigger medium jets such as the Hawker 800 offer a larger vanity area, with seating and storage.
A shower on a long flight is something that many passengers enjoy. This used to be an option only on VIP converted airliners, but manufacturers are now finding ways to include a shower in the latest models of their ultra long range jets – which can fly passengers on journeys of up to 12 hours.
Bombardier’s Global 6000 includes a stand-up shower, and the forthcoming Global 7000 and Global 8000 will offer the same.
Dassault has also included a standup shower in its Falcon 7X, with rain-style showerhead and privacy glass that changes to opaque at the touch of a button.
Gulfstream’s G650 includes a shower option in its bathroom, that delivers one hour’s worth of hot water with a digital panel indicating the hot water remaining.
And of course, the most luxurious bathrooms of all are on board the VIP converted airliners. These can include multiple bathrooms and showers, and even a steam room.
The majority of private jets do not have a king-sized bed onboard, but they do give you much more space and privacy to sleep, compared to an airline flight.
Smaller aircraft provide comfortable seats that recline if you need to sleep during the short flight, with adjustable headrests and armrests, and plenty of room to fully extend your legs. The Phenom 300 is notable as the only small jet with seats that convert into a fully flat position.
Medium jets have wide seats that recline, slide and convert to a flat position for a comfortable sleep. And many have side-facing divan seating that converts into a comfortable bed.
Long range jets offer enough space to convert side-facing seating into a very comfortable bed in two places in the cabin. And the other seats are fully adjustable. Some customised long-range jets are able to accommodate a separate bedroom, with a bed. And this is commonplace in VIP airliners.
For more detail on berthing and sleeping options see Which private jets have flat beds?
KITCHENS & DINING ROOMS
VIP bespoke catering is available on any size of aircraft and included in your charter price. However special catering requests are possible for all flights – read more about some of the bespoke catering requests we have arranged for our customers.
Typically on small and medium jets and for shorter journeys, a variety of sandwiches and cold cuts and fruit are brought onboard. Champagne, wine and soft drinks are available, plus tea and coffee. Proper glassware, china and cutlery are provided.
On bigger aircraft, there are kitchen facilities onboard, including fridges and ovens, allowing crew to prepare hot food. Larger aircraft will usually include one or two cabin crew members, to prepare and serve food and drinks to the passengers.
VIP airliners can include large dining tables allowing passengers to enjoy a formal dinner or business lunch onboard.
Private jet catering is of a very high standard and can accommodate allergies and other dietary preferences. Some clients like to enjoy a celebration onboard, so birthday cakes and other special occasion meals can be arranged ahead of time for your flight.
See more: What can I eat & drink on a private jet?
HOW TO CHOOSE A SPECIFIC PRIVATE JET INTERIOR
All charter aircraft in the PrivateFly network are selected according to strict criteria for safety and comfort. And we offer a huge range of interior options, on aircraft of all sizes.
If you’re looking to fly on a jet with a certain type of bathroom or bed available, we can offer this service and provide options for different configurations. Our Flight Team can show you images of specific aircraft interiors, and advise you on the ideal aircraft for your flight.
Any questions on private jet interiors? Contact us or call our 24/7 Flight Team at +44 1747 642 777