Cabot Aviation remarkets Boeing 787-8 that is ready for VVIP conversion

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore June 6, 2016 10:15

Cabot Aviation remarkets Boeing 787-8 that is ready for VVIP conversion

Cabot Aviation, a division of Air Partner, has expanded its marketing efforts for a Boeing 787-8 it has been appointed to re-market. This follows the successful display of another B787-8 in VVIP configuration at EBACE last week.

This aircraft generated considerable interest at the event, and as a result there are currently a number of leads being actively pursued by Cabot. While at EBACE, the team also held discussions with many principal completion centres, which stated that capacity is available to begin work on the aircraft in early 2017.

The 787-8 being re-marketed by Cabot – serial number 35507 – is due for delivery in November 2016 and is the only one available on the open market. The aircraft is powered by GEnx-1B engines, giving a range approaching 10,000nm (NBAA – 25 PAX) and a service ceiling of 43,000 feet, while enjoying a cabin altitude of just 6,000 ft.

Charley Cleaver, Senior Vice President of Cabot Aviation, is responsible for the sale of the aircraft and commented: “This is a unique opportunity for a buyer to secure the only 787-8 on the market without any delay. We can get the aircraft into work with a number of completion centres early next year, and the new owner will be able to tailor the interior to their own requirements. While this could take up to two years if the interior fit-out is demanding, it does mean that the new owner will not have to compromise.”

There are only two other 787-8 aircraft in VVIP configuration currently in active service, with a small number undergoing completion.

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore June 6, 2016 10:15