Start saving the pennies as now might be the time to splash out on the ultimate business jet.
Today at the Middle East Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) show in Dubait, Boeing launched the longest-range – and surely one of the smartest looking – business jet ever in the form of the BBJ 77X.
The company proudly boasts that the new aircraft can connect virtually any two cities in the world non-stop.
“Our most exclusive customers want to travel with the best space and comfort and fly directly to their destination. The new BBJ 777X will be able to do this like no other airplane before it, redefining ultra-long range VIP travel,” said Greg Laxton, head of Boeing Business Jets.
Customers can choose between two models: the BBJ 777-8 and BBJ 777-9. The BBJ 777-8 offers the longest range of 11,645 nautical miles (21,570 km) and a spacious 3,256 sq. ft. (302.5 sq m) cabin.
This new aircraft is based on the next generation 777X airliner, which follows on from the incredible successful 777 which first flew in 1994 and has gone on to sell in all corners of the globe.
The BBJ 777-9 provides an even larger cabin measuring 3,689 sq. ft. (342.7 sq m), while still offering ultra-long range of 11,000 nautical miles (20,370 km). This model opens up almost unlimited interior design options to ensure ultimate comfort for long distance travel.
To demonstrate the versatility of the airplane’s spacious cabin, BBJ unveiled interior concepts from three leading design firms: Greenpoint Technologies, Jet Aviation, and Unique Aircraft Design. Each concept shows how the BBJ 777X can be transformed to suit the tastes of any VIP customer.