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Inside £ 325 million Lufthansa ‘superyacht for the skies’ with glass floor and balcony

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A futuristic aircraft concept with a groundbreaking design for personal long-haul flights in a refurbished Airbus A330 was presented, which is transformed into a “flying hotel”

An amazing aircraft concept known as a “superyacht for the skies” was presented with a glass floor and balcony.

The luxurious aircraft with the name “Explorer” was called a personal “flying hotel” by the designers of the German design studio Lufthansa Technik.

Estimated at around £ 325 million, the aircraft offers the comfort and convenience you would find in a five-star hotel.

In addition to the futuristic style, the Explorer is almost like a home with a bathroom, bedroom, office and even a conference area.

The rooms are also multifunctional and can be converted into a dining room or even a dance floor.

Lufthansa Technik says they looked at the construction of luxury superyachts and adopted elements of those boats for air traffic.

Jan Grube, Sales Director VIP & Special Mission Aircraft Services at Lufthansa Technik, says: “We analyzed the typical elements of the Explorer boat class in order to transfer the underlying design idea from the water to the air and thus to a new cabin.”

The Explorer is based on an overhaul of an Airbus A330 that is being overhauled to create an ideal aircraft for VIPs who can afford the high price tag.

Their website also states that the plane can accommodate any special equipment you need to take with you, whether it be a wine cellar, laboratory, medical room, or even a car.

Other functions of the aircraft that can be tailored to the customer include built-in projections from Diehl Aerospace on the ceilings, which can change virtually day and night as well as underwater.

Pictures also showed the use of the technology to turn the space into a nightclub, with the roof projection showing multi-colored disco balls with different lights to add to the mood.

Michael Bork, Aircraft Interior Architect in the VIP & Special Mission Aircraft Service, says: “We have created a unique interior in order to exploit the full potential of the projection system for private jets. The overall appearance of a VIP cabin can be changed with a tap of the finger. “

The unique selling point at first glance at the concept is the inclusion of a balcony, which is obviously only used on the ground.

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With this seat, happy people can enjoy the view of the entire airport from the tarmac and enjoy a good drink before they take off.

The average number of people the aircraft can hold is 12, but the design can be adjusted to accommodate 47 passengers.

Lufthansa Technik is already taking orders for the Explorer with an estimated year to carry out a complete overhaul to the required standard.

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