BAE Unveils Backcountry Bizjet

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For those who like the idea of a camper but require plenty of comfort, the BAE Avro Business Jet Explorer concept unveiled this week would seem to fit the bill. The luxury interior provides up to four sleeping cabins plus living space to provide both transport and accommodation in remote locations. While on the ground, a spacious rear deck area can be deployed where "passengers can relax for the evening ... and enjoy a cool drink in the open air as the sun sets," according to the news release. The concept is the first of five new interiors by Design Q, a U.K. firm. It was introduced at EBACE (European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition) in Geneva on Tuesday.

The Explorer design is available in two versions. Both Explorer One and Four feature top-of-the-line entertainment systems, a spacious galley, a lounge area with curved sofas and white marble floors, and an office workstation. Explorer Four includes the four VIP cabins plus sleeping quarters for the crew in the forward lower hold. Stewart Cordner, VP of Avro Business Jets, said the concepts utilize "the aircraft's unique performance, fantastic interior space and the large rear-opening door to create possibilities previously un-thought of."