Witness the closest thing to a ‘convertible’ plane possible – the Infinito design from Airbus and carmaker Pagani Automobili. The most striking feature of the private jet is its panoramic cabin ceiling display, which can beam live images of the sky above the craft into the cabin, thus giving the effect of the top being ‘down’. The joint venture between the jet-maker and Italian car manufacturer has resulted in a plane with echoes of the profile of a supercar.
Its interior is reminiscent of Pagani’s graceful hyper-cars, from the wooden floors to the carbon fibre in the furniture and walls to the soft-leather carpets, features that the duo say bring together art and science in the way Leonardo da Vinci envisioned. And the plane accommodates separate, ample spaces for its lounge, dining space and a cinema, while mood lighting is set by LEDs changeable at the touch of a button.
The jet – officially called AJ319neo – has the capacity to fly eight passengers 12,500km.