Award-winning private jet company, FlyEliteJets has teamed up with award-winning interior designer Jenny Allan Design to create “World’s First Flying Nursery.”
The design idea was born from the CEO of FlyEliteJets, Christopher Williams-Martin (himself a father of two boys) to provide a private , secure space for nursing mothers to feed their babies and young children to sleep, play and relax on private jets.
Traditionally, private jets cater very well for business professionals, but have little, if any, onboard amenities or facilities for babies and teenagers.
With FlyEliteJets customers increasingly using their aircraft for weekends and holidays away with their families, Christopher personally sought out a designer who could build a warm, comfortable and engaging environment for parents and their children on board the ultra-long-range jets and VVIP airlines that often fly transcontinental routes.
The COVID pandemic has generated a increase in demand from owners and charter customers wanting to jet away while protecting their families, but even the most up-to – date jets have struggled to cater for the youngest of passengers, so far!
As every parent will recognise, flying with babies and children can be a stressful time for parents and children alike.
Having frequently travelled with clients and their children and with his own relatives, Christopher saw firsthand that
the needs of babies and young children are not always fulfilled, creating a stressful atmosphere for the parents.
Clients and their nannies do their best to keep kids entertained but having a dedicated room that explicitly caters for them is an industry game changer.
The Flying Nursery is designed to move into the rear cabin of jets, an area that is traditionally underused. By creating a dedicated space for moms, dads, nannies and children with direct access to the rear toilet and baggage hold, it becomes an on-board haven for children and parents alike with facilities for eating , sleeping, playing, relaxing and refreshing.
As two of the world ‘s leading companies in their respective fields, FlyEliteJets and Jenny Allan Design are both internationally recognised brands with UHNW client bases, so working together to create the world’s first Flying nursery is the ideal launch pad to announce the partnership.
Jenny Allan, Founder of Jenny Allan Design said “We wanted to design something unique that’s never been done before on a private jet and to revolutionise the way clients travel with their children. In this Gulfstream G650 we added a starlit ceiling to create a wonderful sense of atmosphere in the cabin, ideal for bedtime reading. For more fun and whimsical details, we included embossed teddy motives on the seat headrests, a wigwam with cloud cushions that can easily be folded away during take-off and landing as well as a mini rocking horse and shelves for children’s toys and books. It was also really important that the space appealed to mums and dads, so we opted for a calming, tranquil, neutral décor rather than too many bold or bright colours that jar the senses.”
Other design details include a sofa that converts into a double bed, games consoles for older children as well as three TVs. The space was very much designed for the whole family to enjoy. Further aesthetic details include fabric padded bulkheads, and sycamore veneer doors with brass inlays.
CEO of FlyEliteJets, Christopher Williams Martin said “I was immediately taken by Jenny’s work which is cosmopolitan yet will have universal appeal with its inviting colour schemes and functional design.
We needed a designer who could visualise the brief, was approachable and engaging and discreet. Jenny is all of the above and a genuine gifted talent with the accolade of designer of the year.”
The flying nursery really is the height of luxury but for UHNW clients any service that will improve their family’s experiences is top priority.
The exciting partnership really holds the sky as a boundary, as both Jenny and Christopher are going that extra mile to their clients. Typical fittings of this kind can be achieved in less than 2 months in a private hangar, with Christopher and
Jenny on hand every step of the way, providing a unique and new offering for private jet design and fitting out.
Jenny said ‘with our in-house CGI team and design services we can offer clients the full package with jet customisation. The world’s first flying nursery is just the start.’