Big news today from Air New Zealand's interior design subsidiary Altitude.
Video from 3news.co.nz HERE
Article from stuff.co.nz HERE
"Air New Zealand says its airline interior business Altitude has won a multi-million dollar five-year deal to design furniture for up to 20 new Boeing 747-8 aeroplanes.
The national carrier, which is majority government owned, said today Boeing had appointed Altitude this month with the order to be carried out for a "major Northern Hemisphere carrier" between 2010 and 2013."
The only airline to order the 747-8 is Lufthansa, with the other 8 firm orders for U.S.A. VIP customers.
Therefore Altitude will be designing for Lufthansa. The work will involve creating customised drinks cabinets, stowage units and closets for the first class cabins.
Altitude not only designs for Air New Zealand aircraft, but has also completed corporate jet interiors, including Boeing BBJ VP-BEL which was completed here at Woodbourne. They also designed the in-flight bar's fitted to V Australia's 777-3ZG(ER) fleet.