Boeing Business Jets announced it is launching the BBJ 777X, a new Boeing Business Jet model that can fly more than halfway around the world without refueling, farther than any business jet ever built. “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, at the bi-annual Middle East Business Aviation Association Show (MEBAA).
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. 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 provides endless interior design configurations to ensure utmost comfort for long distance travel.
To express the versatility of the airplane’s comfortable 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 tailored to suit the tastes of any VIP customer.
The strength of the BBJ fleet of airplanes was highlighted at the air show as Boeing announced it recently booked another order for its BBJ MAX family. The order from an unidentified customer brings total orders for the BBJ MAX to 21. Based on Boeing’s best-selling 737 MAX airplane, the BBJ MAX offers over three times the cabin space as most of its competitors, a lower cabin altitude, and the ability to fly 7,000 nautical miles (12,964 km).
Boeing Business Jets offers a portfolio of ultra-large-cabin, long-range airplanes that are perfectly suited for business and private, charter, corporate and head-of-state operations. The product line includes the BBJ MAX family and high performance versions of Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner, 777X, and 747-8. Since its launch in 1996, Boeing Business Jets has delivered 234 jets on 261 orders.