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Tue, 11 Dec 2018

Boeing Launches Business Jet with Range of 21,570 km

Boeing is now offering customers a business jet that will be able to fly more than half way around the world without stopping.

Customers will be able to choose from 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 sqm) cabin.

Boeing is now offering customers a business jet that will be able to fly more than half way around the world without stopping. Customers will be able to choose from 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 sqm) cabin. Click to enlarge.

The BBJ 777-9 provides an even larger cabin measuring 3,689 sq. ft. (342.7 sqm), while still offering a range of 11,000 nautical miles (20,370 km).

To put that into perspective, Qatar Airways flight between Doha and Auckland, New Zealand takes about 17 hours and 30 minutes, over a distance of 14,539 km. Singapore Airlines operates the world's longest commercial route between between Changi and Newark Liberty Int. Airport in New York, a flight that covers some 15,323 km and takes around 19 hours.

"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.

To demonstrate the versatility of the airplane's spacious cabin, BBJ unveiled interior concepts from three leading design firms: Greenpoint Technologies, Jet Aviation (pictured), and Unique Aircraft Design. Each concept shows how the BBJ 777X can be transformed to suit the tastes of any VIP customer.

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