Boeing Business Jets (BBJ) unveils its latest BBJ at the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) in Shanghai.
The airplane is based on a Boeing 737-700 with -800 wings and other modifications for longer range, and is the first BBJ to enter service with Honeywell’s Ovation Select digital system allowing the passengers to be just as productive onboard their airplane as they are in the office.
The modular, lightweight and flexible cabin management system provides component command and control, high-quality, crystal-clear surround sound audio and vivid full high-definition (1080p) video which is stunning to watch on the 42-inch and 46-inch high definition monitors found in this BBJ and provides the latest in digital technological advancements to deliver seamless and easy connectivity – whether by BlackBerry, using their laptops or iPads or conducting a video conference call.
The first aircraft of this specification was delivered earlier this month to a private businessman in the United States. It is the second BBJ for this customer.
“Our repeat customers aren’t limited to governments and charter companies, but include private individuals who love the comfort and capability of their BBJ so much, they buy another one,” said Capt. Steve Taylor, BBJ president.
This particular BBJ can carry up to 19 passengers and boasts a luxury interior which has all the amenities of a home including a large personal stateroom with a king-size bed, private lavatory and shower. It also has a smaller guest stateroom with divans that convert into beds enabling the BBJ to sleep up to 8 passengers.
The BBJ has a center island and appliances similar to that in a typical kitchen including convection and microwave ovens, a refrigerator, wine cooler and trash compactor.
The capability of the BBJ is as impressive as its interior. With seven auxiliary fuel tanks, the owner will enjoy more than 5,600 nautical mile range at Mach 0.80 – equivalent to about 12 hours nonstop flight time (plus reserve fuel).
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