Design Firm To Display ‘Zen’ Interior For Boeing’s BBJ 777X

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Bothell, Washington-based Greenpoint Technologies will show a 1/20 scale model of its interior-completion design for the Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) 777X for the first time at the upcoming European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) trade show in Geneva, Switzerland. The cutaway model will feature Greenpoint’s V-VIP (very, very important person) Zen interior concept, “an exclusive retreat for the sophisticated jetsetter seeking a profound connection with nature.” The EBACE show runs from May 23 – 25.

According to Greenpoint, its designers “incorporated organic elements including biophilia and sustainable, natural materials to cultivate a serene and harmonious environment. The result is a modern and technologically advanced aircraft cabin epitomizing tranquility.” Greenpoint senior design director, Annika Svore Wicklund, said, “With the B777X’s abundant space, impressive range, and unmatched comfort, the design possibilities are limitless.”

The market for designing interiors for such aircraft has seen a bump recently, according to the company. Greenpoint vice president of sales & marketing Chad Thorne said, “Over the past year, we witnessed a steady recovery and restored confidence in the V-VIP completion and refurbishment markets, and a significant increase in Head-of-State programs. As part of this recovery, undisclosed clients awarded Greenpoint two V-VIP Boeing 787-9 interior completions, one Boeing BBJ refurbishment, and multiple Head-of-State programs.”

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Mark Phelps is a senior editor at AVweb. He is an instrument rated private pilot and former owner of a Grumman American AA1B and a V-tail Bonanza.

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  1. Until now, I had thought finding green growing flora in any aircraft ‘s interior meant it needed immediate cleaning.

  2. Who wouldn’t want trees in their airplane. Most guys have to do the CFIT thing to get them.

  3. Let’s be reasonable. There is nothing “sustainable” about flying around in your personal 777. Embrace reality and use some old-growth wood.

  4. About a thousand snide retorts come to mind after reading this, but the main question is, who keeps the flora alive the 99.3% of the time the aircraft is snuggly sheltered in its hangar? Do the lawn guys come by once a week to weed and feed after cutting the VERY, VERY IMPORTANT PERSON’s palatial estate? And I love the marketing spin of ““an exclusive retreat for the sophisticated jet setter seeking a profound connection with nature.” I think I’ll just stick with taking my taildragger into the backcountry and hugging more trees…

  5. If sophisticated jetsetters want a profound connection with nature can’t they just, um, go out in nature?

  6. ……its designers “incorporated organic elements including biophilia and sustainable, natural materials to cultivate a serene and harmonious environment. The result is a modern and technologically advanced aircraft cabin epitomizing tranquility.” Greenpoint senior design director, Annika Svore Wicklund, said, “With the B777X’s abundant space, impressive range, and unmatched comfort, the design possibilities are limitless.”

    If there was ever any doubt that our culture and society have lost touch with reality this surely puts such doubt to rest.
    In my observation over the last 20 years or so the ever increasing calls for sustainability generally comes from those who live a life totally dependent on others doing all the sustaining while they simply attach like parasites to the system.
    Sustainable, getting close to nature at 40,000 feet!…Give me strength……

  7. I scrolled down here intending to say something snarky, but the good ones are already covered and, frankly, I get more depressed the more I think about it. Is this really where we are? Are we so far out in left field that me boring holes in the sky at maybe 9 gallons of 100LL an hour is going to destroy the world, but *THIS* is totally fine? Are we genuinely at the point that there is a viable market for a 775000lb MTOW business jet with a freaking Zen garden interior but a new, modern-design, 4 to 6 seat, single-engine aircraft at a price a mere mortal (like me) can justify is a no-go? Really?

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