• 20.05.2014
  • Air, Business Jets, Aviation
  • Media release

RUAG Aviation and YASAVA’s ASTRALTM Design program delivers flight couture – experience it at EBACE 2014

RUAG Aviation and YASAVA have joined forces to deliver the innovative ASTRALTM Design concept for long-range large-cabin business jets such as the Dassault Falcon 7X, Bombardier Globals and Embraer Lineage 1000....

The companies are currently upgrading the standard interior of a Bombardier Global 6000 to a superior environment of unparalleled luxury and comfort, and will present these design innovations to the private aviation industry at EBACE, from 20–22 May 2014 at Booth 3439 in Geneva’s Palexpo.

The pioneering ASTRALTM cabin was developed by YASAVA using intelligent ergonomics and socio-cultural design parameters. Selected for their proven reliability, RUAG Aviation will perform the integration of the ASTRALTM cabin at their facility in Munich-Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany.

“We specialise in state-of-the-art VIP cabin completions, refurbishments and modifications, including the integration of multimedia IFE, passenger comfort and communication systems,” says Michael Sattler, Vice President Business Aviation at RUAG Aviation. “The integration of an ASTRALTM interior reflects RUAG Aviation’s commitment to securing the highest standards of cabin comfort for our customers. We are very proud to be collaborating with YASAVA to achieve this.”

YASAVA and RUAG Aviation will showcase the ASTRALTM Design with its immersive interactive 3D ASTRALTM Design Visualization System (ADVS3).

Wearing the Oculus VR, visitors will experience the interior of a Bombardier Global 6000 with the ASTRAL Design, featuring innovative smart cabin solutions such as a dedicated VIP zone that includes a day lounge that converts into a private bedroom, complete with a full double bed and private access to a redesigned lavatory with a full-sized shower. The VIP area features up to eight 16-g, electrically articulating and swivelling aïanaTM seats. Each seat converts into a full flat 2-metre bed, all controlled by the touch of a button. A further feature of the ASTRALTM cabin is the specially designed ASTRALTM Galley, allowing the preparation of fresh gourmet meals by an on-board chef. An optional staff cabin for support personnel, such as administrative or security staff, is also available.

Virtual Reality (VR) tools are becoming increasingly important in design development and manufacturing. YASAVA is at the cutting edge of developing innovative interfaces that allow clients to experience design solutions rather than just look at a picture. “While the benefits of CAD / CAM and VR for design, development and manufacturing are clear, immersive interactive 3D is a new and exciting tool that allows us to test and fine-tune the emotional reaction of the user. It ultimately enhances communication with the client, the result of which is a superior design and a superior product. We are remarkably close to being able to claim ‘satisfaction guaranteed!’” states Christopher Mbanefo, CEO of YASAVA Solutions.

Mr Mbanefo adds: “The ASTRALTM interior represents not only a paradigm shift in cabin comfort, but is a true 21st century innovation in cabin space design that finally reflects customers’ lifestyle needs. RUAG Aviation provides all the necessary attributes to add value to this programme, given their shared vision, their expertise and management skills.”