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Boeing Offers New 737 Business Jet – Get Yours Today!

The exterior of the new Boeing Business Jet 737. Hi-Res, click for larger. Photo from Boeing.

The exterior of the new Boeing Business Jet 737. Hi-Res, click for larger. Photo from Boeing.

The Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) is one awesome machine. The airplane is a 737-700 with the wings and landing gear from the 737-800. This provides the ability to carry up to nine fuel tanks and gives the aircraft additional range. The biz jet is capable of going up to 5,600 nautical miles at Mach 0.80. Yea, all the facts are interesting, but what interests me the most are the photos of this aircraft.

The first version of the new BBJ was delivered to a private businessman from the US in early March after it went through interior modifications at Jet Tech, located in Spokane, WA.

Not too shabby. The interior of 737 BBJ. Hi-Res Image: click for larger. Photo by Boeing.

Not too shabby. The interior of 737 BBJ. Hi-Res Image: click for larger. Photo by Boeing.

This BBJ is the second for the customer. “Our repeat customers aren’t limited to governments and charter companies, but include private individuals who love the comfort and capability of their BBJ so much, they buy another one,” said Captain Steve Taylor, BBJ president.

The master bedroom of this 737 BBJ. Hi-Res photo: click for larger. Photo by Boeing.

The master bedroom of this 737 BBJ. Hi-Res photo: click for larger. Photo by Boeing.

This aircraft is configured to carry only 19 passengers. Knowing that the commercial version can be configured to carry up to 149 passengers, that means this BBJ has plenty of space for each person.

According to Boeing, the aircraft, “has all the amenities of a home including a large personal stateroom with a king-size bed, private lavatory and shower. It also has a smaller guest stateroom with divans that convert into beds enabling the BBJ to sleep up to 8 passengers.”

One could get a lot of good cooking done in this kitchen in the BBJ 737. Hi-Res Image: click for larger. Image by Boeing.

One could get a lot of good cooking done in this kitchen in the BBJ 737. Hi-Res Image: click for larger. Image by Boeing.

In the well appointed kitchen, there is island, convection/microwave ovens, a refrigerator, wine cooler and trash compactor — not too shabby.

The BBJ starts out at $57million, which is not cheap and will that will only get you the airplane. Most customers will spend an additional $20-25million on the VIP interior. Of course, this is chump change compared to get the Boeing 747-8VIP, which is listed at about $300million and costs, on average, $140-250million for the interior. Better start saving now.

 

20 comments to Boeing Offers New 737 Business Jet – Get Yours Today!

  • Keith Jenkins

    I have the flagship registration for that model, N737BJ
    they can lease it by the year.

  • Gordon Werner

    um … I thought that was what the BBJ has always been … 737-700 fuselage w/738 wing … the 737-700ER is that (ANA flies them) isn’t it?

    • Hmm. I don’t think so, unless I mis-understood Boeing. “Boeing [NYSE: BA] Business Jets (BBJ) unveiled the latest BBJ to enter service at the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) in Shanghai. The airplane, a 737-700 with -800 wings and other modifications for longer range, was delivered earlier this month to a private businessman in the United States.”

      Hmm. I could be “latest” b/c of the Honewell technology package. Let me check.

      David

      • Gordon Werner

        “The BBJ1 is similar in dimensions to the 737-700 but had additional features, including stronger wings and landing gear from the 737-800, and has increased range (through the use of extra fuel tanks) over the other 737 models. The first BBJ rolled out on 11 August 1998 and flew for the first time on September 4.”

        “Boeing launched the 737-700ER on 30 January 2006. All Nippon Airways was the launch customer, with the first one delivered on February 16, 2007. The 737-700ER is a mainline passenger version of the BBJ1 and 737-700IGW. It combines the 737-700 fuselage with the wings and landing gear of a 737-800. It offers a range of 5,510 nautical miles (10,205 kilometers), with seating for 126 passengers in a traditional 2-class configuration.”

  • This interior Looks extremely organized .

    It dose not look comfortable. and certainly not VIP! That is unless you have never seen any thing but an airline interior.

    If we are realistic it looks a lot like a new, lower priced motel suite.

    • I dunno. I think a lot of private jets go a bit too far. I think there is something to be said about keeping it minimal and I am sure after the customer took delivery they added their own personal touches inside.

      David

  • R Lopaka

    Looks like a Navy low-visibility grey camo. An intercept waiting to happen.LOL

  • Yes but is that a Moon Roof or Sun Roof?

  • There may well be a reason that this interior looks so clinical. It just might be that this is exactly the look the owner wanted. However if it is a sales tool…. would you really want the sofas to look like they were carved from granite! Remember this interior is a 19 place interior. Some folks are going to have to set on a sofa.

  • … and there was I thinking the top of the tail looked all wrong and it was an April Fool joke via Photoshop…
    ;o)

  • Steve M

    Hmmm, it’s interesting that the “Nav” display on the TV the plane appears to be in Reno. Does this mean I missed it being here? Can’t read the registration to check…

  • Its amazing !!!
    I think that some of my ocean paintings
    Will make a very good atmosphere
    To the nice cabine
    Good luck
    Tuvik Bachur

  • Bryan walker

    I painted this BBJ the pictures are from Spokane int where it was painted and modified. The owner of this BBJ is the owner of jet tech where they did the interior, my work Associated Painters is next door to their hanger, the plane took 3 Weeks to prep and paint.

  • Dickus

    $20-25 Million for a custom BBJ interior? $140-250 Million for a 747-8VIP interior??
    Bull. Unless the thing is lined in gold, diamond encrusted wallpaper, and comes with it’s own atomic clock, somebody better check their math.

    • The numbers are spot on. You can just take a seat or chair and throw it into one of these planes. They need to be custom designed and approved and safety and weight need to be considered. It all adds up to A LOT.

      David

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