There was a time when proudly owning a personal jet was sufficient of a motive to brag. Lately, although, with each rapper and actuality TV star Instagramming their weekend jaunt of their glowing jet, it’s straightforward to forgive that little sigh of ennui.
Go away it to Flexjet – which provides shared possession and entry programmes – to up the ante by teaming up with Bentley to decorate up the interiors of the most recent addition to its European fleet, the Gulfstream G650, the ultra-long-range jet having debuted to large applause this previous September in Malta.
And it’s straightforward to see why. Fairly other than the G650’s Prime Gun-like efficiency specs – it may well cowl 11,500km and hit a prime cruising pace of Mach 0.925 – its interiors echo the luxe moodboard and silhouettes of Bentley’s extraordinarily uncommon Mulliner Bacalar (introduced in 2020, solely 12 examples of the two-door open-top motorcar exist, with every customised to its proprietor’s specs), full with seats encased with the white leather-based basketweave stitching which will probably be instantly recognisable by any Bentley aficionado.
The seamless segue between floor transport and airborne fleet is strengthened with Flexjet’s simultaneous launch of its European point-to-point helicopter service in a Sikorsky S-76, the latter additionally that includes the design imprint of the Bentley Mulliner Bacalar.
Lest anybody be involved in regards to the potential dilution of Bentley’s aesthetic marque, Flexjet CEO Michael Silvestro is fast to level out that ‘just like the Bacalar, of which there are not any two alike, we’ll solely be utilizing this inside in one in every of our helicopters and one in every of our Gulfstream G650 plane’.
The Bentley collaboration is simply one of many salvos to be fired in Flexjet’s formidable growth plans, the corporate already working with a slew of blue-chip companions starting from yachting firms and spas, trend homes and retailers to luxurious lodge manufacturers.
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