BBJ prominent on Dubai’s ramp bazaar

 - November 10, 2008, 5:43 AM

Florida Jet Sales has a Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) for sale out on the MEBA show static display. The aircraft entered service just over eight years ago, in August 2000, and has logged more than 4,000 hours. The U.S. preowned aircraft sales specialist also has half a dozen other jets in its current inventory, including a Hawker Beechcraft 800XP and an 800A, a Dassault Falcon 50 and a 900EX, a Bombardier Learjet 60SE and an IAI Astra SPX.

The BBJ on display here in Dubai recently underwent its 4,000-hour inspection and is scheduled to have its nine-year inspection and a fuel tank modification performed at Associated Air Center in March 2009. Its avionics suite includes a Smiths flight management system, a CMC electronic flight bag system and a Honeywell enhanced ground proximity warning system. The cabin is fitted with a Honeywell satellite communication system equipped for Broadband Internet connections and an In-the-Air-Net cabin management system.

The cabin interior was refurbished in August. It has 17 berthable passenger seats, including seven in the forward section of the cabin and a four-place couch, along with a six-place conference/dining area. A 42-inch LCD monitor is installed on the forward bulkhead and a 32-inch monitor on the rear bulkhead.

The BBJ’s forward and aft staterooms have beds that can be converted from queen-size to two twins. Each stateroom has a full shower. The aircraft exterior was repainted last February in Matterhorn white with blue-and-silver stripes.

West Palm Beach-based Florida Jet Sales has been in business for 15 years. It has sold more than 200 aircraft with a combined value of more than $1 billion.