BBJ MAX offers customers unmatched range and comfort
Boeing unveils new BBJ MAX interior design concept

Orlando, USA | October 15, 2018–Boeing Business Jets (BBJ) has delivered the first BBJ MAX airplane to a customer, the company announced today at the National Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (NBAA-BACE).  The aircraft is scheduled to fly to an interior finishing center.

“We are excited to begin delivering a longer-range and more capable version of the world’s most popular business jetliner,” said Greg Laxton, head of Boeing Business Jets. “There has been great market interest and anticipation for the BBJ MAX and our valued customers will soon be able to see the new standard in business travel.”

Customers from around the world have placed orders for 20 BBJ MAX airplanes. Most recently, Seacons Trading Ltd announced in July it is purchasing a BBJ MAX 7 at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow.

To commemorate the first delivery, Boeing Business Jets unveiled a new interior concept by award winning aviation design firm SkyStyle. The concept, named Genesis by SkyStyle Co-Founders Max Pardo and Lucas Colombo, represents the company’s debut in BBJ MAX design.

“From an aviation designer’s perspective, the BBJ MAX is incredibly appealing because there is so much more interior space to realize one’s vision,” said Max Pardo. “And since the MAX flies ultra-long-distances, the owners are looking for a comfortable lounge, multi-function conference area and a large master suite to ensure the ultimate flight experience.”

The BBJ MAX Genesis concept draws inspiration from nature’s tranquility, its voluminous clouds hanging over a white sand beach, smooth rolling hills and a starry night sky.

“BBJ MAX interiors have always been a sharp departure from the cramped cabins of smaller business jets, and the Genesis design is yet another example of our exclusive cabin capabilities,” said Laxton.

The BBJ MAX family – based on Boeing’s best-selling 737 MAX airplane – offers business jet customers the best combination of space, comfort and range.  With more than three times the cabin area as most competing business jets, bespoke interiors to match any preference, and lower cabin altitude, the jet is capable of flying 7,000 nautical miles (12,964 km).

In addition, BBJ MAX owners benefit from a lower total cost to own when compared to other high-end business jets. The MAX’s optimized maintenance schedule drives operating costs that are nearly the same as smaller, less comfortable competitors. BBJs also retain comparatively higher residual values by requiring a fraction of the lengthy and expensive shop visits experienced by other business jets as they age. As a result, the BBJ MAX can save customers millions of dollars in total ownership expenditure over the life of the airplane.

  • Largest-ever passenger jet window available on new BBJs, retrofit on existing BBJs

Dubai, UAE | December 6, 2016– Boeing [NYSE:BA] Business Jets announced today it will work with GKN Aerospace’s Fokker business to develop, produce, offer and support the Skyview Panoramic Window, the largest window available on any passenger jet offered today.

The window will be available as a feature on the BBJ, BBJ 2, and all three members of the BBJ MAX family – including the new BBJ MAX 7 – with scheduled entry-into-service in 2018.

“We are thrilled to formally confirm our partnership with GKN Aerospace’s Fokker business for the development of this fantastic feature on the BBJ, the largest airplane window available in the market,” said Boeing Business Jets President David Longridge.

The Skyview Panoramic Window, measuring approximately 4.5 feet by 1.5 foot (1.4 x 0.5 m), is created by effectively joining three existing 737 windows together. Situated aft of the wing with multiple potential locations based on the airplane type, it offers customers an unparalleled perspective of the world.

“We are proud to announce the next step for the Skyview Panoramic window together with Boeing Business Jets,” said Peter Somers, President of GKN’s Fokker Services business. “The innovative technology applied in the largest window in the market, enhances passenger comfort and is now also available for BBJ MAX airplanes.”

The window will be available through GKN Aerospace’s Fokker business as a retrofit on existing BBJs, and through Boeing Business Jets as a priced feature. It will be delivered on BBJ MAX airplanes starting in 2018.

  • Superhero and BBJ Charter Series Recognized

Lafayette, Colorado | May 4, 2016– The Creative Alliance, a multi-discipline, full service marketing agency, announced today that it won Gold and Silver Communicator Awards for the creative and design of two print advertising campaigns for its client, Avjet Corporation of Burbank, Calif.

These print campaigns are two of four Communicator Awards won this year by The Creative Alliance. Others included a website design gold award for Source Four Commercial Furniture, and an online animation video silver award for Coalfire Systems.

The “Answering the Call” campaign, featuring a series of three distinct advertisements, emulates iconic superhero symbolism to reflect the strength, endurance and customer loyalty of Avjet, a global leader in business jet charter, sales and management solutions. By contrast, the “Life is a Journey” campaign, also featuring three advertisements, captures the luxurious experience of international travel onboard an Avjet Boeing Business Jet charter.

“This was really a team effort,” said Amy Hickey, senior account manager. “Our entire art department had a role in getting the images just right for both campaigns. The result was the perfect blend of consistency across each series while each advertisement stood powerfully on its own.”

The Communicator Awards is sanctioned and judged by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts, an invitation-only body consisting of top-tier professionals from a “Who’s Who” of acclaimed media, advertising and marketing firms.

Farnborough, UK | July 16, 2014– Rockwell Collins today announced that its Venue™ cabin management and high-definition (HD) entertainment system was recently selected by Sabena Technics for installation aboard a Boeing Business Jet (BBJ).

“Venue emulates the home electronics experience by supplying high-definition entertainment features to the aircraft cabin,” said Claude Alber, vice president and managing director, Europe, The Middle East and Africa (EuMEA) for Rockwell Collins. “Venue also offers flexible user interfaces that allow business to be conducted seamlessly.”

The updated BBJ cabin will feature HD monitors and digital audio throughout the aircraft for watching Blu-Ray Disc® movies and other high-resolution content, such as real-time flight information from Rockwell Collins’ Airshow® 3D Moving Map. These features are built upon a fault-tolerant, ruggedized fiber optic backbone that insures maximum system availability while providing necessary bandwidth to integrate the latest consumer technologies.

The BBJ aircraft will be supported 24/7 by Rockwell Collins’ market-leading customer service team, with over 2,000 staff and technicians operating from 46 service bases worldwide.

Venue, the leading cabin management and HD entertainment system for business aircraft with more than 400 installations, includes the features and functionality of the most advanced home entertainment systems and executive suites. Learn more about Venue here: http://www.rockwellcollins.com/venue/.

Geneva, Switzerland | May 21, 2013– Rockwell Collins today announced that its Venue™ cabin management and high-definition (HD) entertainment system was recently selected for installation aboard a Boeing Business Jet (BBJ)—its fifth selection on a narrow-body VIP aircraft in the last nine months.

“Venue’s popularity continues to grow for modernizing large VIP cabins due to its scalability, ease of installation and flexibility to accommodate new technology,” said Dave Austin, vice president and general manager, Cabin Systems for Rockwell Collins. “Venue’s design also offers weight savings, which provides additional benefit in large business jets like BBJs.”

The updated BBJ cabin will feature HD monitors and digital audio throughout the aircraft for watching Blu-Ray Disc® movies and other high-resolution content, such as real-time flight information from Rockwell Collins’ Airshow® 3D Moving Map. Such features are built upon a fault-tolerant, ruggedized fiber optic backbone which insures maximum system availability while providing necessary bandwidth to integrate the latest consumer technologies.

Once fielded, the aircraft will be supported 24/7 by the Rockwell Collins’ market-leading customer service team, with over 2,000 staff and technicians operating from 46 service bases worldwide.

Venue, the leading cabin management and HD entertainment system for business aircraft with more than 250 installations, includes the features and functionality of the most advanced home entertainment systems and executive suites. Learn more about Venue here: http://www.rockwellcollins.com/venue/.

GENEVA, May 11, 2009 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced today that the BBJ Convertible is now available to prospective customers. The airplane reconfigures from all-passenger to all-cargo configuration in less than eight hours.

Multi-mission Capability

Governments, corporations and private individuals can quickly change from transporting VIPs, staff or troops to delivering disaster-relief supplies or configuring for medical evacuation. There is room for transporting tools, parts and machinery; race cars or race horses; or equipment for touring bands and musicians.

Overhead Space Kitted for Flexibility

Boeing recently finalized an agreement with Greenpoint Technologies to provide 747-8 VIP owners and their chosen completion centers with a kit that adds 75 square-meters of space to the airplane’s crown. The Overhead Space Utilization or OSU kit is installed post production above the main cabin ceilings between doors three and five. The kit includes stairs from the main deck to the space above. Greenpoint offers three artistically engineered OSU designs.

BBJ Performance Improvements Set

BBJ owners receiving their airplanes after mid-2011 will reduce fuel consumption by 2 percent through a combination of airframe and engine improvements that Boeing announced in late April. Airplane structural improvements will reduce drag on the airplane, reducing fuel use by about 1 percent.

Boeing’s engine partner, CFM is contributing a further 1 percent fuel savings through hardware changes to its CFM56-7B Evolution engine.

Hill Announces Retirement

Steven Hill, president of Boeing Business Jets since August 2004, will retire in July after 35 years with Boeing. Taking Hill’s place is Stephen R. Taylor, currently the BBJ chief pilot. Taylor has held positions as a production flight test pilot for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, served as a captain for Boeing executive flight operations and was a self-employed BBJ pilot for two years. Taylor joined The Boeing Company in 1991 as a flight operations engineer.