London, 19 April 2013: Hosted by leading interior design magazine design et al, the International Yacht & Aviation Awards rewarded the best in design from around the globe; the Private Jet Design Award went to Boutsen Aviation’s A319CJ.
Thierry Boutsen, Founder/President of Boutsen Aviation, said, "The aircraft we submitted was in fact the 123rd aircraft we sold and our first Airbus A319 Corporate Jet. We managed the whole acquisition process from the purchase of the green aircraft and cabin completion to redelivery. We entrusted the cabin design and completion to Jet Aviation Basel." He added, “I am absolutely delighted. This award marks the full transition in careers, from trophies and awards as a driver in Formula 1, to this prestigious award in my life’s newer career in high-line aviation.”
This Airbus A319CJ, delivered in 2010, features 3 living areas: a forward “VVIP lounge” and eating area; a mid-cabin bedroom with bathroom and shower; and an entourage area with business class seating for 20.
Daniela Boutsen, head of Boutsen's equipment department noted, "Our design works so well: the aircraft is used not only by the owner; it is also offered for charter worldwide. With a range of 5,000 NM and 450 Kt cruise and its extremely high quality and versatile type of interior, this elite aircraft is very well suited for Chiefs of State and government travel; or conversely for sports teams and headline entertainers."