In The Works: Boeing BBJ3

 - May 29, 2008, 7:35 AM

The uncertainty of the near future has reached the big airframers, too. Boeing quietly shelved its plans for the proposed 7,000-nm BBJ3 bizliner based on the 757-200 fuselage and 757-300 wing. When Borge Boeskov, soon-to-retire BBJ president, discussed the BBJ3 last March, he said the big airplane, with a projected price tag of $95 million (complete), could serve customers looking to replace aging VIP 707s, 727s, 747s and DC-8s. Cost reductions have now put the project on hold, according to Lee Monson, Boeskov’s replacement. The BBJ3 has therefore been removed from the ITW chart.