11 June 2014
Boeing (NYSE: BA) Business Jets said it has announced the order of a BBJ 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplane to an undisclosed customer.
“2014 continues to be a positive year for BBJ with strong order activity,” said Capt. Steve Taylor, president, Boeing Business Jets. “Customers are showing strong interest in our wide-body VIP products and the BBJ 777-300ER is an airplane that really provides unmatched comfort and range on long-haul flights.”
This is the second widebody order for BBJ this year, further demonstrating Boeing´s dominance in the widebody VIP market. Since BBJ introduced the 747-8 and 787 in 2006, widebody airplanes have accounted for nearly 40 percent of the total net orders for BBJ airplanes.
The BBJ 777-300ER has a cabin size of 3,641 square feet (338 square meters) with a range capability of 9,220 nautical miles (17,075 kilometers). Boeing Business Jets delivers the VIP airplane to customers without customized interiors. A completion centre of the customer´s choosing installs the jet´s VIP interior.
Customers have ordered 217 Boeing Business Jets and 195 aircraft have delivered since 1996 when BBJ was formed.