Wednesday, September 10, 2008
BOEING BUSINESS JET “BBJ/BBJ2”
|STANDARD DATA: (BBJ/BBJ2) Seats: 63; Gross weight: 171,000/174,200 lbs.; Empty weight: 94,570/100,815 lbs.: Engines: two 26,400 lb. CFM International CFM 56-7 turbofans.
PERFORMANCE: Max cruise: Mach 0.82; Long-range cruise: Mach 0.79; Range: 4,935-6,200 nm; Ceiling: 41,000 ft.
The BBJ was co-developed by Boeing and General Electric as long-range corporate transportation, and is based on the 737 airframe. The first delivery took place in September 1999. A stretched version (19 feet longer) of the original BBJ, the BBJ2 offers 25% more cabin space and 100% more baggage space. First delivery of the larger Boeing Business Jet was in early 2001.
The BBJ features the same panel as the formidable Boeing 777 and also adds a heads-up display. A variety of fuel tank configurations allow the BBJ to have a more than 6,000 nm range. With a customized interior, some of which feature a conference room and a gymnasium, the BBJ approaches a $50 million total acquisition cost.