Boeing Business Jets Celebrates Flyaway of First BBJ MAX Airplane

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed April 17, 2018 16:55

Boeing Business Jets Celebrates Flyaway of First BBJ MAX Airplane

Boeing has celebrated the fly away of the first BBJ MAX airplane, which extends the range, performance and cabin comforts of the business jetliner.

“We are excited to see the first BBJ MAX come to life and fly through the development milestones. In the past few weeks, the airplane has achieved factory rollout, first flight, multiple certifications, and now flyway,” said Greg Laxton, Head of Boeing Business Jets.

The first airplane, a BBJ MAX 8, will now be outfitted with an auxiliary fuel tank, which will enable the new owner to fly up to 6,640 nautical miles (12,297 km) in a standard configuration.

Customers from around the world have placed orders for nearly 20 BBJ MAX airplanes, including all three models: the BBJ MAX 7, BBJ MAX 8, and BBJ MAX 9. The first delivery is set for later this year.

Aside from its market-leading range and interior space, the BBJ MAX also features a system that provides a lower cabin altitude, integrated airstairs, and other modern amenities.

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed April 17, 2018 16:55