The Middle East Business Aviation Association Show (MEBAA) was the selected location for Boeing to launch its new BBJ 777 aircraft, the 777X.
Boeing is offering the BBJ 777X aircraft in two variants; the BBJ 777-8 and BBJ 777-9, offering ranges of 11,645 nautical miles (21,570km) and 11,000 nautical miles (20,370km) respectively.
Of the two variants the longer-range BBJ 777-8 has a 3,256ft² (302.5m²) cabin, while the BBJ 777-9 has a larger cabin, measuring 3,689ft² (342.7m²).
Boeing’s headline marketing the new aircraft is: “Fly nonstop between any two cities on Earth” advertising the aircrafts extensive range.
A Boeing statement said: “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.”
Along with the launch of the aircraft various cabin designs have been released, some with the Boeing design from completions centers: Greenpoint Technologies, Jet Aviation and Unique Aircraft Design – to the award nominated Boeing 777X interior design from completion project management consutlancy VIP Completions Ltd.
The Boeing 777 has provided to be a credible alternative to the Boeing 747; by providing a long range twin-engined widebody aircraft capable of delivering VVIP air travel for heads-of-state, VVIPs and corporations world wide.
Held in Dubai, UAE, on December 10-12, MEBA is the prominent business aviation event of the middle east, and a gateway for companies such as Boeing to market their aircraft to the region, and as a media platform to the rest of the world.