According to reports, Qatar has gifted a very large business jet to Turkey. Worth an estimated $500 million, the Boeing 747-8 business jet had previously been listed for sale by Qatar. Turkey was reportedly looking at buying the aircraft, however when Qatar's ruler found out he donated it to Turkey's President for free according to Bloomberg. The 'gift' is part of … [Read more...] about Royal Boeing Business Jet Gifted to Turkey
Greenpoint Completions, the Kirkland based Boeing Business Jet completions specilialists are re-customizing a head-of-state 787-8 which is already in completion with Greenpoint. The aircraft has been reported as beiing sold during completion, and the new owner requesting their own personlization. A ststement released by Greenpoint Technologies “will be personalized to … [Read more...] about New owner for Head of State 747-8 at Greenpoint
What is the future of the iconic 'Jumbo Jet '? With twin-engined aircraft safety is so well substantiated these days; coupled with increased aircraft size available versus aircraft weight and aero, engine and power system efficiency improvements - the arguments for the twin-engined jet option now outweigh those of four-engine jets; namely being the Airbus A340 and the … [Read more...] about Is this the end of the Boeing 747?
Demand for wide body completions is strong. Demand is largely driven by Middle Eastern and other global heads of state looking into replacing ageing wide body aircraft; especially now that the Boeing 747-8 VIP variant is shortly due for delivery to completions centers. So to the EBACE news we know about: SR Technics (Switzerland) confirmed its first VIP completion … [Read more...] about EBACE provided completions centres a flurry of wide body contract options
The first five Boeing 747-8 VIP customers are set to benefit from a new initiative from GE named the "GE Pusher Program". The GE Pusher Program provides loaned General Electric GEnx-2B engines to the aircraft customer for the ferry flight to the aircraft completions centre, to be removed and shipped back to Boeing. These returned engines are later to be … [Read more...] about Future engine technology for 747-8 VIP customers today