The A220 Corporate Cabin Concept Takes the Award for “Best Private Jet Design/Concept”

Camber Aviation Management, a leading global provider of corporate jet cabin completion management and technical advisory services, together with its partners Pierrejean Vision and Kestrel Aviation Management have won the award for the best Private Jet Design – Concept at The International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2021 by leading interior design magazine design et al. After months of deliberation and voting, our A220 Corporate Cabin Concept won the award, crowning a successful partnership that has invested over 18 months of detailed design work on this project.

A220 Corporate Cabin Concept: The Bombardier C Series (now Airbus A220) was chosen as the conversion platform because it met four important standards:

  1. a modern, state-of-the-art technology comparable to its competitors,
  2. cabin volume equivalent to the Airbus A319Neo or Boeing BBJ Max7,
  3. exceptional take-off performance from hot, high, and short runways, and
  4. the ability to adapt the passenger cabin into a corporate aircraft layout

There were many objectives for the A220 Corporate Cabin Concept category. The focus was on a unique seven-zone modular cabin. Each cabin was composed of three fixed zones (entrance/galley, lavatory/wardrobe and private suite with ensuite washroom) and four variable zones.

The design had to be innovative, clearly differentiate itself from competitors, include state-of-the-art systems/materials, and provide options for cabin aesthetic customisation. The teams were tasked with reducing the overall elapsed time of cabin modification, while also reducing the weight of the cabin by at least 30% compared to legacy designs. Teams also worked hard to reduce product support costs post EIS, achieve greater reliability through utilisation of common parts, and solidify a well thought-out, production‐ready modular design.

The modular cabin concept was originally developed to simplify cabin design and lower production/NRE costs over a large number of aircraft. This is crucial in reducing manufacturing, integration and certification costs.

These aspects are all essential in achieving the right price point in the market while providing a bespoke and highly capable aircraft.  Critically, the customer gains the ability to customise the cabin to suit their unique requirements to reflect the true purpose of the aircraft whether for private, government or business use, or a bespoke solution for any of these.

At the award ceremony in Venice, Thomas Chatfield, CEO of Camber Aviation, accepted the award on behalf of all of the partners. During his speech, he said: “Business, as in life, is only truly successful when we have great partners. Camber Aviation Management was fortunate to work together with our amazing partners, Pierrejean Vision, Kestrel Aviation Management, F/List and Flying Colours. Together we created a cabin design that clearly caught the eyes of many. Thank you for recognising our hard work and vision.”

Once again, we would like to take this opportunity to express our immense gratitude to all of our business partners, colleagues, clients and all of our voters on their continuous support to our work. Thank you all for being a part of our success!