A Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) Convertible is on
static display at this year’s National Business Aviation
Association convention being held 20 - 22 October 2009 in Orlando,
Florida. This is the first time the new model has been on display.
During the show, the airplane is in
passenger configuration with an interior designed for both utility
and comfort. The BBJ C can change to an all-freighter configuration
in less than eight hours.
Boeing delivered the airplane to
Peregrine Point LLC, a Part 125 charter operator, in October 2007
before formally announcing availability of the BBJ C last May.
Also highlighted on the airplane is an SAS Scandinavian
Airlines medical evacuation installation.
The BBJ C comes standard with six auxiliary fuel tanks and has
a range of more than 5,400 nmi (10,000 km) in the all-passenger
configuration. It can carry more than 18.3 tons (16.6 tonnes) of
cargo up to over 3,000 nmi (5,555 km) or 10 tons (9.1 tonnes)
nearly 5,000 nmi (9,260 km) while in the all-freighter
The 140-inch-wide (3.56-m) by
96.5-inch high (2.45-m) side cargo door makes it
possible to load and transport tools, parts and
machinery as well as food and medical supplies, allowing
it to be used in an efficient multi-purpose role.
“The payload and range capability of the BBJ C far
exceeds current and proposed single-aisle cargo or convertible
airplanes,” said Taylor. “And we’ve timed the BBJ C perfectly to
replace many of the single-aisle freighters and convertibles that
are approaching 30 years in service.”
Boeing Business Jets has delivered one “green”
(lacking interior finishing and paint) 767 VIP and a mix of four
green BBJs to date. The program expects to deliver four more BBJ
before year’s end.
Current orders stand at 196 for
combined widebody VIP and narrowbody BBJ models, of which 147 are
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