A BBJ has been returned to its owner following a VIP cabin refurbishment performed by Sabena Technics in Bordeaux, France. The aircraft was also fitted with split scimitar winglets. Each of the BBJ’s winglet tip caps were replaced with a scimitar tip cap and a downward strake, which Sabena Technics says enables kerosene savings of 2.2%, increasing the aircraft’s range.
The aircraft was delivered “ahead of schedule, under budget and substantially lighter than contracted,” said David Longridge, president of Boeing Business Jets.
“As a recognized BBJ completion center, we are always looking to go beyond our customers’ expectations and this project clearly demonstrates our ability to perform complex aircraft modifications and deliver a unique interior design on time and in line with our customer’s desires,” said Philippe Rochet, chief operating officer at Sabena Technics.
April 27, 2016