Jekta reveals interior design of economy and premium cabins for PHA-ZE 100


Amphibious aircraft developer, Jekta has unveiled a first look at the interiors of its economy class and executive cabins for its PHA-ZE 100 aircraft.  

Industrial design studio MBVision is responsible for the design. The multidisciplinary team worked closely with partners, suppliers and potential customers to shape the style. Gayo Aviation will receive the first Executive corporate cabins (pictured below), and Indian operator, Mehair will be initial launch customer for the Traveller economy cabin (pictured top).

Design highlights include thin modular seating and an aft lavatory (pictured below), which will feature in the first production airframe. As a non-pressurised aircraft, the PHA-ZE 100 design features are intended to blend contemporary aviation form with elements from the marine sector: wooden-style flooring, galley-style refreshment or bar areas and expansive panoramic windows. 

Max Pinucci, who heads industrial design for Jekta, said: “We believe these interiors express our ambition of creating a disruptive, original style of travel within a new mode of transport. We have created an elegant cabin for airlines flying multiple legs daily alongside a stylish cabin that adheres to the principles of being environmentally friendly internally and externally. This highlights our commitment to providing a zero-emissions airframe that supports many applications.”

The design process involved simulating how passengers, crew, pilots, operators and maintenance teams will interact with the aircraft. The interiors will adapt to support a range of applications such as multi-leg, regional passenger flights. Jekta say cargo, medevac, VVIP and search and rescue variants will follow.

“Our interiors follow all the necessary certification requirements yet set new standards of elegance and functionality to create an unparalleled on-board experience,” said Pinucci. “We want our customers not just to fly but to feel that they are travelling in an environment designed around their needs, comfort, and safety. At the same time, we are meeting the operators’ needs in terms of ease of maintenance, operability, and profitability.”

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