Boeing launches BBJ 777X

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BOEING ANNOUNCED at the biannual Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) show in Dubai on December 10, 2018, that it has launched the BBJ 777X, which it claims will be the longest-range business aircraft ever built.

The new aircraft will be based on the commercial Boeing 777X model, the irst of which is currently undergoing inal assembly on the company’s production line in Everett, north of Seattle.

The BBJ 777X will be available in two conigurations, the 777-8, which Boeing said will ofer customers a range of 11,645 nautical miles (21,570km) with a cabin area of 3,256ft2 (302.5m2), and the 777-9 with a larger cabin area of 3,689ft2 (342.7m2) and a range of 11,000 nautical miles (20,370km).

Head of Boeing Business Jets Greg Laxton said: “Our most exclusive customers want to travel with the best space and comfort and ly directly to their destination. The new BBJ 777X will do this like no other aeroplane before it, redeining ultra-long-range travel.”

Boeing Business Jets unveiled three concept cabin interiors at the MEBAA show, one each from design irms Greenpoint Technologies, Jet Aviation and Unique Aircraft Design.

In related news, Boeing Business Jets used its presence at the MEBAA event to announce it had sold one BBJ MAX aircraft to an unidentiied customer, bring the total number of orders for the MAX business jet family, based on the popular 737 MAX family of commercial airliners, to 21 units. Nigel Pittaway

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An artist’s impression of the Boeing BBJ 777X, which Boeing claims will be the longest-range business aircraft ever built.Boeing