Boeing launches BBJ 777X business jet
BBJ 777X interior concept by Jet Aviation.
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Boeing launches BBJ 777X business jet

Long-range airplane can fly more than half-way around the world without stopping.

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December 12, 2018

Boeing Business Jets is launching the BBJ 777X, a new Boeing Business Jet model that can fly more than half-way around the world without stopping, farther than any business jet yet built.

"Our most exclusive customers want to travel with the best space and comfort and fly directly to their destination. The new BBJ 777X will be able to do this like no other airplane before it, redefining ultra-long-range VIP travel," said Greg Laxton, head of Boeing Business Jets, at the bi-annual Middle East Business Aviation Association Show (MEBAA) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Customers can choose between the BBJ 777-8 and BBJ 777-9. The BBJ 777-8 offers the longest range of 11,645nm (21,570km) and a 3,256ft2 (302.5m2) cabin.

The BBJ 777-9 provides an even larger cabin measuring 3,689ft2 (342.7m2), while still offering ultra-long range of 11,000nm (20,370km). This model opens almost unlimited interior design options to ensure ultimate comfort for long-distance travel.

To demonstrate the versatility of the airplane's spacious cabin, BBJ unveiled interior concepts from three leading design firms: Greenpoint Technologies, Jet Aviation [shown], and Unique Aircraft Design. Each concept shows how the BBJ 777X can be transformed to suit VIP customer tastes.

Boeing recently booked another order for its BBJ MAX family. The order from an unidentified customer brings total orders for the BBJ MAX to 21.

Based on Boeing's 737 MAX airplane, the BBJ MAX offers more than 3x the cabin space as most of its competitors, a lower cabin altitude, and the ability to fly 7,000nm (12,964km).

Boeing Business Jets’ portfolio of ultra-large-cabin, long-range airplanes are marketed to business and private, charter, corporate, and head-of-state operations. The product line includes the BBJ MAX family and high-performance versions of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner, 777X, and 747-8. Since its launch in 1996, Boeing Business Jets has delivered 234 jets on 261 orders.