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Boeing Inks Two BBJ 787-9 Orders From One Customer

 - October 22, 2019, 5:19 PM

Boeing Business Jets has revealed orders for two BBJ 787-9 Dreamliners, placed in August by a single undisclosed customer, with a combined list price value of $564 million. That brings orders for the VIP variant of the all-composite widebody to 16. 

“The BBJ 787 program has won over other government and private customers who want to work, rest, and arrive refresh and ready for a productive day,” said Ihssane Mounir, the Boeing Company’s senior v-p of Commercial sales and marketing. The aircraft “offers our most discerning customers the ability to travel in ultimate comfort and fly directly to just about any city on earth,” he said, adding, “We’re talking about London to Sydney or Tokyo to Cape Town,” given its 9,485-nm range.

Offering one of the most spacious cabins in the industry, according to the Chicago-based airframer, the BBJ 787-9 boasts 2,775 sq ft of space, providing “a large canvas for a range of interior design options to ensure ultimate comfort on short or long-distance flights.”

It also offers amenities such as larger windows, a lower cabin altitude, smooth ride technology, cleaner and higher humidity air, and a quieter cabin compared to other BBJ models, the company said.

The 787 Dreamliner is the fastest-selling widebody airplane in history, according to Boeing, with orders for more than 1,450 from some 80 customers on six continents.