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M&R ASSOCIATES DESIGN Meet M&R Associates Design. Founded in Geneva back in 2006, this innovative Swiss company offer a ‘boutique’ aerospace design service you simply won’t find anywhere else. Specialising in both exterior and interior design, M&R offer full turnkey solutions to its customers, with access to some seriously exclusive materials and technology. BOUTIQUE AEROSPACE DESIGN Following successful careers working for well-known completion centres and aircraft manufacturers, founders Florent Magnin and Vincent Rey combined their knowledge and expertise to create M&R. Demand has seen them opening further offices in Basel and Paris, and three years ago, André Nillès joined the company to add his extensive experience in marketing and sales in the business aviation industry. Combined, the team has accumulated an impressive 60 years of experience in aviation design. NOT JUST YOUR AVERAGE DESIGN COMPANY You’ll be struggling to find a new or refurbished Business Jet that M&R hasn’t successfully completed projects on, which may explain why they are one of the only design companies officially referenced by both Boeing and Airbus. If a truly bespoke cabin design is what you’re after, you’re clearly in safe hands with M&R. Those kinds of endorsements don’t happen by chance. The pioneering team understands that a cabin must be a subtle but clear reflection of an owner’s way of life and personality. No two results can be the same, which is why Magnin, Rey and their expanding team strive to ensure that the customer’s lifestyle becomes their design style. Remaining nimble and bravely adopting new and exciting design styles is the catalyst to their success. These unique and

pioneering concepts can only be achieved by working in close collaboration with exclusive suppliers. If you want it, they’ll surely find it. Comprehensive project management is another key offering from M&R. They cover everything, from exclusive materials selection, trend boards, 3D renderings for interiors, full technical design package/drawings, exterior design and even challenging completion centres for attractive pricing Nothing is left to chance, with samples being produced for all customers for approval throughout the journey of the project. It’s clear that the company’s continuous desire to create and propose new solutions has become firmly embedded in their DNA and is a big part of their philosophy.

PAST, CURRENT & FUTURE PROJECTS The team has recently been awarded a major contract for the first brand new wide-body aircraft in China: an Airbus A330 200 VVIP for a private owner. M&R is in charge of all interior and exterior design as well as the full project management until final delivery of the aircraft.

Past projects over the last 12 months have seen them work on a new G650 in the Middle East, a VIP B757-200 refurbishment in Europe, Global 6000 interior design projects in North America, and a full Legacy 600 refurbishment in Europe.

A project of this type requires innovative thinking and the very best technology. M&R will use the highest quality 3D renderings, ultra-realistic 3D videos, and the best IT design tools and systems available in the industry to complete the job to the highest possible standard. Currently, the aircraft is under completion in Europe and should be delivered mid 2018.

The company’s next ambitious project is to launch a full collection of highly-customisable loose equipment, not only taking into account the most exclusive materials, but also with a major emphasis on usage and space on board, as well as maintainability of all loose equipment. The first collection should be available by the end of the year, and items will be designed both for private aircraft and yacht owners.

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