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Patrick Mauboussin is working with the Masterjet Group bringing the minute attention of a master jeweller to bear on increasing cabin comfort.

Patrick Mauboussin is working with the Masterjet Group bringing the minute attention of a master jeweller to bear on increasing cabin comfort. The first project involved 26-passenger configured Masterjet A320, displayed at EBACE, which is being chartered offering the luxury of a bedroom and lounge with a fuselage sporting several restful shades of blue.

Mauboussin says: "Life on board must be rethought, and passengers must feel rested and refreshed after their journey, feeling better

than when they boarded. Comfort, peace of mind, body relaxation as well as confidentiality are so essential that they are studied as seriously as each detail to ease the journey."

He says the expertise of the jeweller accustomed to attending to the smallest detail can be used in aviation to satisfy demanding customers. "My family have a history of being involved in aviation and therefore it is an added pleasure to be involved with the industry again."

Philip Queffelec, Masterjet president, says he expects clients to benefit from an approach that maximises the use of even the smallest areas of space. Masterjet, headquartered in Lisbon, with an operational base in Paris Le Bourget, is also based in Geneva, London, Jeddah, New Delhi and Malta. It operates a range of Falcons, Citation and Airbus jets. Several jets are on order, including Dassault Falcon 2000LX and 7X.

Queffelec says: "By the end of 2009 we anticipate nine aircraft in our Le Bourget fleet and this will expand to 15 by the end of 2011. The trail-blazing 26-passenger A320 will be available for charter by the end of 2010 after certification by EASA. It is the very first aircraft of its type with a configuration that includes a bedroom and lounge and a wealth of intricate features."

Masterjet is also becoming the official partner of Fokker Services for the marketing of MRO (maintenance) and completion products and has signed a cooperation agreement with Air France Consulting to support the provision of consultancy services in business aviation finance, operations and training.

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