Boeing Business Jets announced yesterday that it made the first two BBJ 787-8 deliveries of 2014 over the past week to separate undisclosed customers. These aircraft mark the second and third BBJ 787s delivered to date, after the first one was handed over to a customer in December. Like all BBJs, the airplanes were delivered green and are undergoing completion at third-party outfitting centers.
“It’s terrific to see two BBJ 787s deliver within a week,” said Boeing Business Jets president Steve Taylor. “The BBJ 787 joins the BBJ family, a full line of the most capable airplanes in the VIP market. The 787’s range, high cruise speed, low cabin altitude, big windows and ultra-quiet cabin make the 787 ideal for BBJ customers.”
Like its airliner counterpart, the BBJ 787 has lightweight composite structures, a cabin with increased headroom and cleaner air and larger cargo space. The BBJ 787-8’s range is about 9,260 nm, Boeing said.
“[This year] will be a very exciting year for BBJ with many major milestones to celebrate,” Taylor said. The company plans to deliver three more BBJ 787-8s this year, and the first BBJ 747-8, which was delivered last year, will be completed and enter service by year-end. To date, Boeing has accumulated orders for 13 BBJ 787s, with deliveries scheduled through 2018.