Boeing Business Jets were present at EBACE 2013 with a large stand (EBACE Booth 7010) displaying a range of model business jets and on static display its first completed production BBJ3 delivered to a Middle Eastern customer.
Seven BBJ3s have been ordered so far, with three currently in completion, four in service and another scheduled to enter into service in June, according to Boeing reports.
The BBJ3 is a derivative of the 737-900ER airliner and has a range of 4,900 nm, meaning that it can fly nonstop. This BBJ3 installation features a long-range auxiliary fuel system from DeCrane Aircraft Systems Integration Group facility in the U.S.
The aircraft at EBACE features an interior completion by Jet Aviation is awaiting exterior paint, features a bedroom suite, bathroom and shower, as well as a large meeting and living area, dining room and separate staff compartment.
On the horizon for Boeing Business Jets is the BBJ Max 8 and BBJ Max 9, pushing the aircraft’s range toward the 6,000-nm mark. The BBJ Max 8 should feature CFM International’s new Leap-1B engines and Boeing’s advanced technology winglet to increase fuel efficiency by close-on 13 percent.
BBJ Max models are intended to hit the market around 2018 for green delivery and present an interesting proposition to both existing BBJ customers looking to upgrade and potential new entry clients.
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