DUBAI – Boeing announced at the Middle East Business Aviation Association Show (MEBAA) that it’s going to launch a new Boeing Business jet that can fly more than half around the world without any stops.
Flying further than any jet ever built, the new 777X BBJ will be capable to fly non-stop routes such as Amsterdam – Auckland or Beijing – Santiago.
“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).
The Boeing 777X BBJ will be available in two different variants: The BBJ 777-8 and BBJ 777-9. The BBJ 777-8 offers the longest range of 11,645 nautical miles (21,570 km) and a spacious 3,256 sq. ft. (302.5 sq m) cabin, while the BBJ 777-9 provides an even larger cabin measuring 3,689 sq. ft. (342.7 sq m), while still offering ultra-long range of 11,000 nautical miles (20,370 km).
To demonstrate the versatility of the airplane’s spacious cabin, Boeing unveiled interior concepts from three design firms: Greenpoint Technologies, Jet Aviation, and Unique Aircraft Design. Each concept shows how the BBJ 777X can be transformed to suit the tastes of any VIP customer.
The Boeing 777X BBJ family will be powered by the brand-new GE9X engine, which offers 5% less fuel burn than competing engines, 29% lower emission than CAEP/8 requirements. Therefore there is a lower noise level of 15 dB below level 4, reducing cabin noise by over 40%.
It’s expected that the Boeing 777-8 BBJ will have a list price of $395 million and the Boeing 777-9 BBJ a list price of $425 million. Not to forget, pricing for interior will be added up, bringing the total price of one 777X BBJ to over $500 million, maximum. There are no buyers so far.