The Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) celebrated its 15th anniversary last month at Ebace. To date, 207 BBJs have been sold and the backlog of 37 airplanes is worth $5.4 billion. This includes firm orders for eight VIP 747-8s and orders for “about a dozen” VIP versions of the 787-8 and 787-9. Deliveries of the VIP 747-8s will begin in the fourth quarter, with VIP 787s shipments to commence in 2013.
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A nearly 20,000-sq-ft hangar is available at the Paradise Aviation Center located at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. Large enough to accommodate a BBJ or a pair of Gulfstream IVs along with a Falcon 50, the structure also includes another approximately 5,800 sq ft of office, lounge, restroom and dining space as well as a climate-controlled 12-car garage.
Jet Aviation Basel will install Honeywell’s Ovation Select cabin management system in a BBJ currently undergoing completion at the facility.
Another Boeing BBJ2 is slated for completion at Jet Aviation Basel, following the signing of a new contract with an undisclosed client. Jet Aviation (Stand 7060), founded in Switzerland in 1967 and now a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, has completed more than 30 wide- and narrowbody jets during the past 15 years.
Boeing Business Jet completion center Greenpoint Technologies (Stand 651) has selected Boeing’s Global Transport & Executive Systems (GTES) facility in Wichita, Kansas, to install its new 747-8 Aeroloft interior.
Owners and operators seeking new options to maintain Boeing Business Jets (BBJs) or to refurbish Dassault Falcon 2000s are the target of new offerings from Switzerland-based Jet Aviation Basel (Stand 963) here at EBACE.
The Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) is celebrating its 15th anniversary, but the 747-8 Intercontinental VIP, Boeing’s executive-configured jumbo jet, stole the show at the BBJ press conference at EBACE yesterday. Company president Steve Taylor provided attendees with a thumbnail history and current state of the BBJ program, and an update on the 747-8 and 787 VIP delivery schedules.
StandardAero’s business aviation division, now celebrating its “Century of Service,” is actively expanding its worldwide footprint. The Tempe, Arizona-based company, owned by Dubai Aerospace Enterprise, is one of the largest independently owned maintenance, repair and overall (MRO) organizations in the world.
Global Jet Concept is cautious when asked whether the market for aircraft charter and management is yet in a state of full-blown recovery. But maybe its actions speak louder than words since it has just made the investment to move into new, larger premises here in Geneva.
Hawker Pacific announced it is developing an $11.6 million business aviation service center at Seletar Aerospace Park to replace its East Camp operation at Seletar Airport. The new 101,180-sq-ft facility will house the company’s regional headquarters in addition to a heavy-maintenance jet service center, spares distribution depot, and FBO with dedicated undercover jet parking.