New Engines In, BBJ Heads Out at BizJet International
BizJet International announced here at NBAA 2013 that it has shipped its first BBJ from its Tulsa, Okla. facility to China’s Nanshan Group and has now taken delivery of its first Rolls-Royce Tay Mk611-8C engines for midlife inspections.
“We are underway with achieving midlife inspections and correlating test cell for the -8C,” said Criss Berry, vice-president engine services for the company. BizJet will deliver the completed engines to the customer in November.
As for the BBJ, it is the first, but not the last, to go to a Chinese customer. BizJet (Booth No. C10416) will begin a second BBJ project for a Chinese customer next month. The first aircraft is equipped with in-flight entertainment, cabin management and LiveTV and has full audio-on-demand capabilities It was outfitted in full VIP style with two lavatories and a large galley, plus aft seating for staff and crew.