- Cabinet Alberto Pinto is the design firm behind the interior of one of the world’s largest private jets, a Boeing Business Jet 747-8i.
- Owned by a Middle Eastern businessman, this jet is one of the few privately owned 747-8i aircraft, a plane primarily used by airlines, cargo carriers, and national governments.
- Designing and implementing the interior of the ultra-luxurious jet took the firm four years and features understated luxury throughout.
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The 747-8i Boeing Business Jet is the world’s largest private jet currently in active operation.
The dual-level jumbo jet takes private flying to the next level as a flying palace capable of traversing timezones in the absolute pinnacle of luxury air travel.
Based on Boeing’s commercial passenger aircraft, the Boeing Business Jet product line consists of VIP-configured variants of existing aircraft. Each Boeing aircraft currently in production has its own BBJ variant from the smallest Boeing 737 to the largest 747.
While owning any private jet is an indicator of wealth, the 747-8i BBJ is an unmistakable status symbol typically reserved for use by the world’s governments and a handful of the highest level of elite. The aircraft has seen success in the Middle East with countries including Qatar, Kuwait, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates using the 747-8i for executive transport for their respective heads of state.
In the Americas, the US Air Force is currently developing a 747-8i BBJ for use by the President of the United States as a replacement aircraft for the current Air Force One. The Air Force is one of the largest operators of Boeing Business Jets, converting them for use by the military to transport the country’s top officials.
Famed French interior design firm Cabinet Alberto Pinto was tasked with creating the interior of one BBJ 747-8i, purchased for private use by a Middle Eastern businessman. Take a look inside the BBJ 747-8i, the largest aircraft project taken on by the firm.