One of the largest business firms in China, HNA Group - parent company of Hainan Airlines, has recently purchased a brand new Boeing 787. So what's the catch? Not only does it have a range of over 15,771 kilometres, even when completely filled with luggage, fuel, and its specially designed carrying capacity of just 40 passengers. It is one of the most beautiful man made thing in the skies right now. Oh, and it costs 300 million dollars!
So as you might have guessed, these is no longer an ordinary long distance plane. It is now a super-sized, super luxury private jet. In fact, it is the first time a 787 has been attempted to be turned into one.
The plane managers, Kestrel Aviation Management, alongside partners Pierrejean Design Studios and Greenpoint Technologies, were forced to design and engineer the interior of the airplane from scratch.
In fact, it took a year to design and another year and a half to manufacture and install everything. According to Stephen Vella, Kestrel CEO the whole designing and customizing process took over a year and half.
Well it is no surprise that plane has been designated to be used exclusively by the CEO of HNA group. Also the plane would serve the ultra high profile guests and business clients of the CEO. Better still, Hainan Airlines are reputed to have one of the best customer service providers and flight attendants. Thus the lucky fliers of these special 787 are in for a really nice treat.