Boeing Business Jets launches longest-range business jet

News — 06.02.19 BY Jill Stockbridge
 

Boeing Business Jets (BBJ) has launched the world’s longest-range business jet with two models of the BBJ 777X, and offered a superb selection of suggested interior concepts.

On the opening day of the MEBAA show, Boeing Business Jets announced the launch of the world’s longest-range business jet, the BBJ 777X. The new Boeing Business Jet model can connect virtually any two cities in the world, being able to fly non-stop more than halfway around the earth.

“Our most exclusive customers want to travel with the best space and comfort and fly directly to their destination,” said Greg Laxton, Head of Boeing Business Jets. “The new BBJ 777X will be able to do this like no other airplane before it, redefining ultra-long range VIP travel.”

Customers can choose between two models: the BBJ 777-8 and BBJ 777-9. The BBJ 777-8 offers the longest range at 11,645 nautical miles (21,570km) and a spacious 3,256sq ft (302.5sqm) cabin. The BBJ 777-9 provides an even larger cabin measuring 3,689 sq ft (342.7sqm), while still offering ultra-long range of 11,000 nautical miles (20,370km).

This would enable a flight to travel non-stop from Dubai to Seattle, Sydney to London, and Beijing to Santiago.

Greg Laxton, Head of BBJ, is happy to offer customers a choice between the BBJ 777-8 and BBJ 777-9, depending on whether they prefer a longer range or a bigger cabin.

 
Interior options

One of Boeing Business Jets’ signature features is that every interior is tailored to meet any customer’s needs.  The customer can personally design and hand-select interior elements and features through many exceptionally capable designers and completion centers, or if desired, allow Boeing Business Jets to manage the VIP interior completion in part or in whole.

To demonstrate the versatility of the airplane’s spacious cabin, BBJ unveiled interior concepts from three leading design firms: Greenpoint Technologies, Jet Aviation, and Unique Aircraft Design. Each concept shows how the BBJ 777X can be transformed to suit the tastes of any VIP customer.

 
 
 
 

The strength of the BBJ fleet of airplanes was highlighted at the air show as Boeing announced it recently booked another order for its BBJ MAX family. The order from an unidentified customer brings total orders for the BBJ MAX to 21.

The Middle East has been an important market for the company for many years, with 52 per cent of the BBJ widebody orders coming from the region. The BBJ fleet is currently 43 per cent government and head-of-state, 41 per cent privately owned, 12 per cent chartered and four per cent corporate use.

 
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