Boeing Business Jet, the Flying Hotel
The Boeing Business Jet's long-range capability allows direct non-stop flight from New York to London, Moscow or Dubai or London to Rio de Janeiro, Johannesburg, Singapore or Tokyo. The customer selects an interior design company and completion centre for the installation of the interior fitting. Boeing Business Jets transfer the aircraft in a green condition, unpainted and without the interior fittings, to the completion centre where the interiors are installed and painting is completed.
The BBJ2's cabin measures 98.3 feet long, 11.7 feet wide and 7.1 feet tall. To get an idea of just how large the BBJ2's cabin really is, it can seat sixty passengers in a high-density configuration. However, it is optimized for eight passengers, giving them plenty of extra space. The lavish interior features lounges, distinctive conference areas, a large lavatory with a shower, and comfortable sleeping accommodations.
Capable of traveling large legs, the BBJ2 has a strong powerhouse. It is powered by two General Electric/Snecma (CFMI) CFM56-7 engines. Each produces 27,300 lbs of thrust. 5,750 nautical-mile trips are possible at Mach 0.82. The cockpit of the BBJ2 comes fitted with Honeywell's digital avionics system with triple IRS and dual digital air data computers. The panel is centered around six large screen EFIS LCD displays. Newer models also offer Flight Dynamics HGS 2000 HUD.
All but one of the nine BBJ 747-8s that have been ordered are for customers in the Middle East and that speaks volumes about its quality. If you are into business jet, you should definitively take a look at this one. This ultra-long range corporate jet is ideal for businesses that require frequent but productive trips, offering the tools and space to work on the road. However, it is just as desirable to individuals who wish to travel large. ■
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