Long-range charter specialist Vertis Aviation, which is based in Switzerland, has acquired a second Boeing Business Jet (BBJ), operated by Longtail Aviation. The aircraft has seven PATS auxiliary fuel tanks, enabling a range of 5,500 nautical miles, or flights of up to 12 hours. It will be marketed for international trips.
The aircraft is privately owned. It is configured to accommodate 18 passengers with regular business-class seats supplemented by sectional, L-shaped divans creating two separate lounge environments. Galley equipment includes a microwave and an oven. The cabin also incorporates lie-flat sleeping for 11, including one state room featuring its own queen-size bed, shower and toilet.
The cabin is outfitted with high-speed wi-fi to support smartphone and laptop usage. The IFE system delivers box-office movies, customized content and moving map imagery. The baggage area accommodates up to 35 suitcases.
“We are experiencing a solid rise in demand for aircraft that can accommodate complex trips, and we’re arranging an increasing number of global circumnavigations,” said Jeffrey Emmenis, partner at Vertis. “This type of aircraft perfectly fulfills all the requirements for these very special journeys.”
The BBJ is available immediately for charter. It will join the existing long-range charter fleet marketed by Vertis, which includes two ACJ executive airliners, two Bombardier Global 6000 types and a Bombardier Global Express.