Boeing has unveiled its latest orders for up to four premium and ultra-long-range Boeing Business Jets (BBJ). The orders have been placed by undisclosed VIP customers and consist of two BBJ 787-8s, one BBJ 737-7 jet, and an option to purchase a BBJ 777-9. These significant deals were announced at the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) in Switzerland.
Joe Benson, BBJ President, expressed the exceptional attributes of the BBJ family, stating, "With the right combination of comfort, performance, and best-in-class operating economics, the BBJ family offers VIP customers all the features they are looking for in a business jet." Recognizing the value in operating the most reliable and capable jets worldwide, customers appreciate the BBJ family's design, which is based on Boeing's best-selling commercial airframes.
The BBJ family of aircraft incorporates the latest innovations and technologies from Boeing's commercial airplanes, resulting in enhanced environmental performance and reduced fuel consumption compared to previous generations. These jets provide customers with a unique blend of globe-spanning range, fuel efficiency, and exceptional passenger comfort.
BBJ 737-7: As the longest-range, non-widebody business jet in its class, the BBJ 737 MAX can effortlessly cover 6,600 nautical miles (12,200 km) nonstop, connecting global hubs such as Geneva and Singapore. With its enhanced efficiency, the BBJ 737-7 reduces emissions, lowers fuel usage, and minimizes operating costs.
BBJ 787-8: The visionary composite airframe of the BBJ 787 Dreamliner delivers remarkable fuel savings, offering a range of up to 9,945 nautical miles (18,420 km). Alongside its improved environmental performance, the Dreamliner boasts a lower cabin altitude, increased cabin air humidity, and advanced smooth ride technology that counteracts the effects of turbulence, significantly enhancing passenger comfort.
BBJ 777-9: Representing a milestone in business aviation, the BBJ 777X is the first business jet capable of nonstop flights between any two cities worldwide, covering up to 11,025 nautical miles (20,418 km). Engineering design improvements and innovative technologies, including a new carbon-fiber composite wing and state-of-the-art engines, further enhance its environmental performance. Similar to the BBJ 787 Dreamliner, the BBJ 777X offers cutting-edge cabin comfort technologies.
The outstanding operating economics of the BBJ family position these jets strongly in the business aviation market. Designed to fly upwards of 4,000 hours per year, BBJs provide superior reliability and retain more residual value compared to competitors. Supported by Boeing's extensive global network of services, parts, and maintenance, these jets can be serviced worldwide, enabling customers to benefit from reduced parts and training costs.