Yes, you read that right, babies and mothers can now travel in comfort and style in the air. For those lucky enough to travel via FlyEliteJets, an award-winning private jet company, they can now indulge in the world’s first flying nursery. Christopher Williams-Martin, CEO of FlyEliteJets, teamed up with award-winning interior designer Jenny Allan Design to create this one-of-a-kind amenity.
Breaking the mold of private jets catering only to business professionals, FlyEliteJets and Jenny Allan Design aimed to create a comfortable, engaging, and warm environment thousands of feet in the sky. As a father of two himself, Williams-Martin saw a need for young children to enjoy their time in the air and a safe space for mothers to feed their babies. This has become more evident as a need as customers of FlyEliteJets has been increasingly using their aircraft for vacation or even quick weekend getaways. Furthermore, with the COVID pandemic still affecting everyone across the globe, the VIP is looking for ways to protect their families and get out of dodge safely.
Jenny Allan, Founder of Jenny Allan Design, used her years of expertise as an internationally recognized luxury interior designer to revolutionize family travel. Bonding over a network of ultra-high net worth (UHNW), Williams-Martin and Allan’s partnership was a no brainer.
Designed for the rear cabin of jets, an often-underused section, this dedicated space becomes a child’s sanctuary—a space for inspired activity, eating, sleeping, and comfort for parents to refresh and relax.
It’s warm and inviting color palate – which was specifically chosen, so it appealed to both mothers and fathers – and functional design provides a space for the whole family to enjoy. From a convertible sofa, game consoles, TVs, and fabric padded bulkheads, some of the other key design aesthetics include:
- A starlit ceiling, ideal for bedtime as well as creating the sense of wonder of what’s around
- Fun and imaginative details include a mini rocking horse, a wigwam with cloud cushions, shelves for books and toys, teddy motives on the seat headrests, and much more.
With typical fittings able to be achieved in less than two months in a private hangar, this fully customizable experience is tailored to the needs of each UHNW’s family’s preferences.