DappR Aviation has unveiled its first Aeropod constructed from an Airbus A320 passenger jet. Having flown for the national airline of El Salvador as well as two different Turkish carriers, the aircraft was due to be cut up and scrapped when it was recovered by DappR with the ambitious plan of converting it into unique, high quality offices, buildings and event spaces.
“It’s been a tricky job but we’re delighted. Combining quality workmanship and beautifully engineered aviation parts externally makes it eye-catching and distinctive,” said David Palmer of DappR. “Focussing on build quality inside really gives the feel of the first class cabin. When we initially had the idea most people, including many of my friends, thought we were mad! What’s exciting is now that they’ve actually seen the first Aeropod they love it.
“We’ve had so many great ideas for different uses; enquiries from glamping sites, for poolside relaxation areas and viewing platforms as well as some asking whether we can supply Aeropod to take to shows and events. We were even asked if we could make a sauna.”
The company, based near Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, plans to purchase additional planes as the business takes off. DappR also makes unique furniture and art from up-cycled aircraft parts including fire pits, barbecues, benches and other pieces ideal for outside use. “Everything is unique and distinctive and, being made from aviation grade materials, won’t rust or rot,” remarked Palmer. www.dappr-aviation.com