The use of helicopters for business travel is booming post-pandemic. Business executives and other business leaders have identified helicopter travel as a flexible and reliable method to quickly meet with customers.
Plus, traveling by helicopter reduces the risk of health concerns. Instead of being exposed to a large number of people sitting first-class on a commercial flight, business executives can enjoy limited contact in a safe, clean environment on a helicopter.
As a result of this positive trend, we anticipate that helicopter operators will remain busy throughout 2022 serving the needs of business passengers. That’s why we recommend investing in updates to the helicopter interior to maintain a luxurious look and feel.
Creating a luxurious helicopter interior will provide business travelers with the ideal environment to conduct business and prepare for important meetings at their destination. Consider the ways that helicopter operators and designers can elevate the interior in 2022.
Our Tips for Elevating the Helicopter Interior
Creating a luxurious environment for business travelers requires a keen eye and knowledge of the latest design trends. Consider the opportunity to apply these trends to the helicopter interior.
1. Apply Office Design Trends
The helicopter interior should serve as a natural extension of their corner office or the board room for business executives. As soon as a business traveler steps inside your helicopter, they should feel like they are sitting in a luxurious space prepared to make key decisions.
Take a moment to contemplate the corporate office interior design trends for 2022 that can inspire the interior design of your helicopter aircraft:
- Consider using lighter colors with a mix of grays and neutral colors.
- To create a positive atmosphere, consider using light wood mixed with flashes of colors.
- Consider using subtle colors on flooring to create a sense of energy and focus.
Another consideration is whether to utilize specific branding or design elements. If you provide helicopter travel for one company, then you should consider incorporating their corporate logo and other brand marks into the interior design.
However, if you serve a variety of business executives from various corporations, then consider incorporating general design elements that would be universally appealing to business executives that set foot on your aircraft.
2. Evaluate Current Luxury Trends
Luxury is constantly evolving in other settings such as automotive, fashion, and jewelry. Take a look at advertisements in magazines such as Fortune, Forbes, and Inc. You can quickly get a visual feel for the latest luxury design trends that are in play.
For a more scientific approach, consider an example from the automotive world that can be applied to helicopter interior design. BASF spent considerable time and resources developing their 2021-2022 Automotive Color Trends collection for application in automotive design.
In summary, BASF is recommending color spaces “anchored in optimism and resilience” that take advantage of “calming, unwavering, and thought-provoking colors.” The color scheme is meant to capture the potential for individuals to press forward following two years of pandemic-related challenges.
The same applies to supporting business executives that will use your helicopter for transportation. The ideal use of color in the interior design scheme can provide executives with clarity of mind to prepare for what’s ahead making critical decisions.
3. Elevate Aircraft Interior Parts
Another key aspect of creating a luxurious helicopter interior is enhancing the interior parts. Cupholders, buckles, latches, lights, and hinges can all be enhanced to match the overall interior design, bringing everything to completion.
This is where HighTech Finishing comes into play. We provide high-quality decorative metal plating services for aircraft interior parts. We offer 130+ brilliant metal finishes, and we are constantly adding new colors to take advantage of the latest design trends.
Additionally, we will also create custom color finishes based on customer requests. For example, a helicopter operator recently asked us to craft a color that was different from standard interiors — one that would stand out from the pack.
After much research and deliberation, our team of experts suggested a new, intentionally whimsical color idea that was based in black with multi-color sparkles to catch the eye. We called it Pitch Black Stardust. And, it was exactly what the helicopter operator had in mind.
There are no limits when it comes to plating helicopter interior parts. We will gladly work with you and your team to devise the ideal finish that will bring your luxurious vision to life.
Contact HighTech to Help Elevate the Helicopter Interior
Now is the time to take advantage of the increased demand for helicopter transportation. Let’s discuss the application of helicopter interior design trends to your aircraft and our capabilities of providing superior metal plating services for interior parts.
Contact us today to get started on creating a luxury helicopter interior to serve your corporate clients. We would appreciate the opportunity to partner with you in 2022 and beyond to serve your latest needs.
– To reach us by phone, call HighTech toll-free at 800-949-0124 or locally at 713-666-0550.