Image: Bernie Leighton. Press Release: Boeing
SEATTLE, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] Business Jets (BBJ) celebrated the first two BBJ 787-8 deliveries of 2014. The deliveries, made over the past week to separate undisclosed customers, mark the second and third BBJ 787 airplanes delivered to date.
“It’s terrific to see two BBJ 787s deliver within a week,” said Capt. Steve Taylor, president, Boeing Business Jets. “The BBJ 787 joins the BBJ family, a full line of the most capable airplanes in the VIP market. The 787’s combination of phenomenal range, high cruise speed, low cabin altitude, big windows and ultra-quiet cabin make the 787 ideal for BBJ customers.”
As awe-inspiring as its commercial counterpart, the BBJ 787 takes advantage of technological advances such as lightweight composite structures and a cabin environment designed for new heights in passenger comfort. It also features increased head room, cleaner air, enormous cargo space and breakthrough fuel efficiency. The BBJ 787-8 has a range of about 9,260 nautical miles (17,150 km).
“2014 will be a very exciting year for BBJ with many major milestones to celebrate,” Taylor said. “In addition to the deliveries of three more BBJ 787-8s, the first BBJ 747-8 we delivered last year will enter into service with its completed custom interior later in the year.”
The first BBJ 787-8 was delivered in December 2013. To date, customers have ordered 13 BBJ 787s, with deliveries occuring through 2018.
Boeing Business Jets delivers the airplanes to customers unpainted and without an interior. A completion center of the customer’s choosing installs the jet’s VIP interior.
Boeing Business Jets offers a wide variety of ultra-large-cabin, long-range airplanes perfectly suited for the private jet market. The product line includes the BBJ, BBJ 2 and BBJ 3 – high-performance derivatives of the commercially successful Next-Generation 737 airplane family and the new 737 MAX family – as well as Boeing twin-aisle airplanes including the 747-8, 767, 777 and 787.
More than 400 Boeing airplanes are in service in the VIP market.