BBJ3’s Official Launch Brings Order Announcements
Boeing Business Jets marked its 10th anniversary yesterday with a pair of single-aircraft orders for its now officially launched BBJ3, the latest member of its family of executive transports derived from the new Next Generation 737. Boeing did not reveal the identity of the customers.
First revealed at last November’s Dubai airshow and based on the new 737-900ER, plans for the largest Boeing business jet show 1,120 sq ft of cabin space, 35 percent more than the BBJ and 11 percent more than the BBJ2. With up to eight auxiliary fuel tanks, the BBJ3 can fly as far as 5,475 nm.
With these orders, Boeing Business Jets has secured 10 new orders for BBJs in the last 11 months, bringing total program sales to 114 airplanes.
Since its establishment, Boeing Business Jets has become the eighth-largest Next-Generation 737 customer. Boeing Commercial Airplanes provides airplanes to Boeing Business Jets, which then delivers them “green” to a customer-selected completion center for interior configuration and paint.