The Airbus A330 is a wide-body aircraft developed and produced by Airbus. Airbus conceived several derivatives of the A300, its first airliner in the mid-1970s. The company then began development on the A330 twinjet in parallel with the A340 quadjet and launched both designs with their first orders in June 1987. The A330-300, the first variant, took its maiden flight in November 1992 and entered service with Air Inter in January 1994. The slightly shorter A330-200 variant followed in 1998.
Lufthansa Technik has launched an exclusive extension of its new widebody VIP cabin concept EXPLORER at the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) 2022 in Geneva: The BRABUS Adventure Lounge. This new extension of EXPLORER allows motorcycles to be staged on board and carried to wherever the aircraft flies in the BRABUS Adventure Lounge on the aircraft’s lower deck.
The jet was inspired by the idea of the super-yacht, which lets owners travel around the world in what is essentially their own hotel. Lufthansa Technik’s specialists have built on this concept, giving passengers the added advantage of being able to travel to the other side of the globe within hours, and then use the jet as a base camp for further activities.
The Explorer’s architecture has indeed been improved, and it now has additional facilities for its VIP visitors. Additional rooms, banquet halls, gyms, and offices were among the new features. There’s also a new pull-out floor in the bow that can be utilized as a veranda, as well as a lower salon that can house the wealthy and famous’s vehicles.
The lower lounge, which houses the guests’ valued automobiles and is placed at the back of the lower deck, was developed in conjunction with Brabus. Because of the glass floor, it can be seen from above. Internal access to the garage is also available, as well as a workshop for maintenance, assembly, and repairs. Naturally, the Brabus 1300R, a super-exclusive naked streetfighter created by KTM in partnership with Brabus, will be the first vehicle to board. The Brabus 1300R is the appropriate motorbike for this luxury superjet, produced in a limited number of 154 pieces and sold for 39,500 euros.
Lufthansa Technik’s EXPLORER concept
Lufthansa Technik unveiled the EXPLORER design concept at the Monaco Yacht Show 2021, as a design inspired by the popular trend of go-anywhere adventure yachts. The objective of the concept is to fulfill two wishes for the owners: to take them almost anywhere at any time and to serve them at their destination as an individual five-star hotel and base camp for a wide variety of leisure activities and excursions.
The A330, of course, can serve the first objective like a yacht, just in a different way. And the latest BRABUS concept extension enables the owners to expand their choices after they land at their destinations.
Besides the latest BRABUS concept, Lufthansa Technik’s specialists have already developed a wide range of possible use not only for business but also for enjoying life and exploring the world with family and friends. That includes traditional elements like private bedrooms, shower rooms, conference areas, and other interesting concepts such as dining areas, a fitness area, a dance floor, and a spa area.