Boeing is now offering customers a business jet that will
be able to fly more than half way around the world without
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.
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
and Unique Aircraft Design. Each concept shows how the BBJ 777X
can be transformed to suit the tastes of any VIP customer.