Boeing celebrated the fly away of the first BBJ
MAX airplane on Monday.
The first airplane, a BBJ MAX 8, will now be
outfitted with an auxiliary fuel tank, which will enable the new
owner to fly up to 6,640 nautical miles (12,297 km) in a standard
"We are excited to see the first BBJ MAX come to
life and fly through the development milestones. In the past few
weeks, the airplane has achieved factory rollout, first flight,
multiple certifications, and now flyway," said Greg Laxton, Head
of Boeing Business Jets.
Customers from around the world have placed
orders for nearly 20 BBJ MAX airplanes, including all three
models: the BBJ MAX 7, BBJ MAX 8, and BBJ MAX 9. The first
delivery is set for later this year.
The BBJ MAX features a system that provides a lower
cabin altitude, integrated airstairs, and other modern amenities.
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