Drawing inspiration from the art deco designs of the 1920s and 1930s and evoking the style and beauty of New York City, Embraer’s Manhattan bring the empire state of mind to those traveling in the clouds. Following the successes of Skyranch One, Kyoto Airship, Embraer Executive Jets announced the new Manhattan and Hollywood Airship concepts, priced at $83 million.
With the vision of bringing the glamour, elegance and excitement back to the flying experience, Jay Beever, Vice President, Interior Design of Embraer Executive Jets teamed up with former Disney Imagineer and renowned designer, Eddie Sotto to craft this beautiful jet.
Jay and Eddie bonded over the thrill of resurrecting the art deco designs and lead the way for “captivating storylines pertinent to the private aviation experience,” said Beever. “Our team was able to breathe life into a concept that would bring the thrill back to flying and give passengers a reason to dress up – namely a chic air shuttle, capable of connecting the art deco cities that inspired the concept in the first place.
Seen throughout the jet, there are two distinct design elements, the Manhattan and the Hollywood. The Manhattan is highlighted by the deep, rich woods set along the Hollywood which has a bright, silver screen appeal. This provided Beever and Sotto the canvas to feature a unique blend of form and function while exuding style and sophistication.
The Lineage 1000E has room for 13 to 19 passengers, with a range of nearly 5,300 miles and is divided into a few distinct zones. Starting from the cockpit to the rear of the jet there are five distinct zones aimed to evoke true Manhattan throughout.
When stepping on board you are greeted with a luxury lounge with a relief of the Manhattan skyline. Adjacent to the lounge is “Cloud Club”, the perfect place for passengers to sit on one of the stylish bar stools and enjoy a craft cocktail. Directly across from the Cloud Club is a lounge sofa and the company’s signature portrait view windows perfect for taking in the views along your flight. Next is the living space, which is spacious enough to sit back and relax to watch a movie or also hold a business meeting. Towards the back of the plane, the “Crystal Room” is the dining room with seating for six passengers.
Along with touch panels and controls to access the cabin’s various features, the Manhattan also can be equipped with full-size bed, a two-person shower, as well as head up displays.