Boeing Business Jets has announced orders for four new BBJ Max 8 aircraft. One order is from a customer based in the Middle East, for three BBJ Max 8s; the second order is from a customer in Asia, for one BBJ Max 8.
“2015 has been a really strong year for Boeing Business Jets; we have sold seven aircraft and we are not done yet,” said David Longridge, president, Boeing Business Jets. “The BBJ Max is doing really well, with nine orders already on the books for both BBJ Max 8s and BBJ Max 9s. The 737 Max program is on track, with the first flight scheduled in early 2016. We know the Max will be a great aircraft for our VIP customers.”
Boeing Business Jets is due to end 2015 having delivered 11 green aircraft to completion centers. In addition, seven completed aircraft entered service in 2015 – four BBJs and three BBJ 747-8s. Notably, the first BBJ completed by Sabena technics, managed by Boeing Business Jets as a turnkey aircraft, is due to enter service.
“Boeing Business Jets and Sabena technics worked together to develop a great product,” said Longridge. “As a turnkey aircraft, BBJ managed the completion process and worked with Sabena technics directly and the outcome was fantastic. By the end of the year we will deliver the aircraft to a very happy customer ahead of schedule, under budget and with a cabin substantially lighter than contracted, allowing better performance and further range of operations.”
November 23, 2015