VIP Completions has unveiled the interior of a Boeing 767 that it delivered to client John H Ruiz, founder and CEO of digital consumer healthcare tool LifeWallet and its parent company MSP Recovery, the US healthcare reimbursement recovery, data analytics and technology leader. He is also the founder of MSP Recovery Law Firm, owner of boat manufacturer Cigarette Racing Team, founder of US athletic name image and likeness platform NIL Time is Now, founder of marine channel marker technology company LuminSea and founder of the LuminSea Offshore Powerboat Races. Ruiz will utilise the luxury aircraft for business and personal flights.
This is the fourth project that VIP Completions has delivered to this client. Previously it refurbished a Gulfstream GIVSP, a Cessna Citation X and a Gulfstream G550; aircraft that Ruiz continues to own and operate. A fifth project, the refurbishment of a Sikorsky S-92A, is now underway.
The 767 project is a showcase in interior design vision and customisation. The exceptional degree of personalisation reflects the client's character and passions. The overall feel is bright and modern. Colours include light grey, off-white, taupe and sable. The project employed 'hydro dipping', a process to paint/veneer woodwork and cabinetry. Cabin accessories and soft goods are sourced from premium luxury brands including Loro Piana and Garrett Leather. All passenger touch points including high-speed internet, HD audio and full spectrum LED lighting are controlled by an iPad-enabled custom cabin management system.
“This project is the realisation of my dream to create a unique private aircraft for business, pleasure and family travel,” says Ruiz. “Truly a flying home, it mirrors our tastes and preferences, including my love of entertaining. I am very pleased with the final results and thank the VIP Completions team for their amazing attention to detail.”
The aircraft seats 33 and comfortably sleeps 16 passengers. The floorplan features six distinct living spaces, plus four lavatories.
Design highlights include a master bedroom with queen size bed and leather-lined cabinets, connected to the first ensuite VIP lavatory with full stand-up shower and sable-coloured Ultraleather cabinet tops, Techno Aerospace wood-like flooring and white marble vanity countertops. The first private lounge boasts a custom L-shaped divan with fabrics and cushions by Loro Piana and a sable-coloured coffee table, the second has three divans in Loro Piana fabric, each convertible into sleeping configuration. This second lounge connects to the second ensuite VIP lavatory with its own full stand-up shower.
In the entertainment area there is a custom U-shaped divan, coffee table with large surrounding cushion that converts into an ottoman, 80 inch home cinema and DJ plug-ins that are integrated cabin-wide with Alto Aviation premium cabin audio system, providing the most powerful listening experience customised for each zone of the aircraft. Integrated with large HD monitors, it provides an immersive experience for passengers enjoying movies, video games or music concerts.
The dining area has a custom dining table for seven with Ultraleather sable trim, and in the conference area there is dedicated seating and workspace for eight.
“This was the biggest project in our company's history,” says VIP Completions president Ben Shirazi. “It involved hundreds of technical and aesthetic choices that came together to create something as unique as John's character and life story. This aircraft is at the pinnacle of private aviation customisation and personalisation. We thank John for his continued trust as we begin to work on a fifth project together. We are immensely proud of this work, which places us among a tiny group of aviation professionals worldwide able to deliver unique in-flight experiences and realise clients' dreams.”