Teague has unveiled a new airplane cabin concept designed in collaboration with NIKE. "Athlete's Plane" concept explores the effects of air travel on professional athletes and offers a customized solution that preserves peak performance by addressing the effects of air travel on the human body's natural rhythms.
"Air travel often hinders athletic performance due to the impact on physical, physiological and cognitive functions," commented Philipp Steiner, Creative Director of Teague. "When professional athletes travel across multiple time zones their team is statistically more likely to lose-the Athlete's Plane essentially levels the playing field."
A complete training room in the sky, the Athlete's Plane provides pre- and post-game necessities to maximize performance, readiness and recovery. Amenities include lie-flat seating to accommodate athletic builds, 'plug into plane' compression sleeves to ice sore muscles, a zoned cabin configuration to separate noise, and biometric testing and analysis in-flight.
Working closely with Nike, Teague had direct access to industry experts in sleep research, professional and collegiate coaches, team physicians and former athletes to guarantee a cabin interior that could meet the demanding needs of professional athletes. The Athlete's Plane concept centers on four areas of performance innovation that are not currently addressed by commercial charters:
Recovery: equalizing the negative effects of air travel on the mind and body, and bringing the training room to 40,000 feet through in-flight biometrics and analysis to accelerate injury diagnosis and treatment
Circulation: fostering natural mobility and building in equipment that ensures optimal circulation and promotes healing
Sleep: designing ideal sleeping conditions for individuals and sleep strategies for entire teams to maximize physical readiness
Thinking: creating spaces for key mental activities, especially film study-enabling in-transit film review both before and after games