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When someone mentions having a barbecue deck, they aren't usually talking about an outdoor deck on their plane. Yet that's a possibility presented by the Explorer One concept drawn up by UK firm Design Q for BAE Systems' Avro Business Jet (ABJ). One of five different concepts that BAE and Design Q will unveil for the ABJ, each will cater to a different slice of the VIP segment.
At the rear of the cabin, the side of the fuselage open and an elevated Air Deck platform extends. BAE says it's for "the high net worth individual who wants the freedom to travel and explore remote locations in a stylish and comfortable way." Think a mix of Hemingway and Thomas Crown – hunters of both big game and big business.
After bagging beasts, the interior is meant to make you forget about more trying endeavors with a lounge and ottoman, curved sofas, a white marble floor and a dining vestibule where you can take your seared buffalo in peace. The other Explorer concepts will be revealed over the next few months, but this one isn't a bad way to fly or safari.