Boeing Business Jet
|Boeing Business Jet|
|Artist's impression of the entire BBJ family|
|Manufacturer||Boeing Commercial Airplanes|
|First flight||September 4, 1998|
|Number built||189 – As of September 30, 2013 (including BBJ1, BBJ2, BBJ3, 747BBJ, 767BBJ, 777BBJ & 787BBJ)|
US$47–310 million as of 2009
The Boeing Business Jet series are variants of Boeing airliners for the corporate jet market, initially the 737 series airliners. This aircraft usually seats between 25 and 50 passengers within a luxurious configuration. This may include a master bedroom, a washroom with showers, a conference/dining area, and a living area. The Boeing Business Jet is a 50/50 partnership between Boeing Commercial Airplanes and General Electric.
The Boeing BBJ is primarily a 737 commercial airframe with modifications to provide for private jet service. The BBJ1 is based on a 737-700 airframe, with elements from the 737–800. The BBJ2 and BBJ3 are based on the 737–800 and 737-900ER series, respectively. All models include changes to the airframe regardless of the BBJ series.
Changes from the normal 737 include:
- Blended winglets for additional fuel economy (3-5% improvement) as standard (winglets are optional on airliner 737s)
- Self-contained airstairs for disembarking at airports with limited ground support
- Additional fuel tanks, for intercontinental range
- ETOPS-180 certification
After the launch of the BBJ, Airbus followed suit with the launch of the Airbus ACJ derived from its A319 commercial airframe. It has also launched the larger A320 and the smaller A318 Elite. Other competitors at the smaller end of the market include the Embraer Lineage, the Bombardier Global Express, the Gulfstream G550 and the Gulfstream G650.
- BBJ, or less frequently BBJ1, is based on the 737-700, and formed the basis for the 737-700ER. This was the initial variant. In United States Air Force service, this is known as the C-40B Clipper.
- BBJ2 is based on the 737–800.
- BBJ3 is based on the 737-900ER.
- BBJ C is a variant of the BBJ featuring the "quick change" capabilities of the 737-700C. This allows the aircraft to be used for executive duty during one flight, and to be quickly reconfigured for cargo duty for the next flight.
- BBJ MAX 8 and BBJ MAX 9 are proposed variants of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 9.
- 747 VIP: version of the 747-8 ordered by the Boeing Business Jet division. There are currently seven orders for this aircraft. The VIP 747 is delivered by BBJ in a "green" condition, meaning there are no interior furnishings so that the owner can design it to personal preference. This plane has a range of 9,260 nmi (17,150 km).
- 777 VIP: version of the 777 ordered by the Boeing Business Jet division. It is a modified version of the 777-200LR with a range of 10,100 nmi (18,700 km). Two have been produced to date.
- 787 VIP: version of the 787-8/-9 ordered by the Boeing Business Jet division. There are eight orders for this aircraft. As with the 747, the VIP 787 is delivered by BBJ in a "green" condition. The −8 has a range of 9,590 nmi (17,760 km) and the −9 has a range of 9,950 nmi (18,430 km).
Historical Orders and Deliveries
Boeing Business Jets Orders and Deliveries since July 1996 through September 30, 2013
|BBJ / VIP Model||Orders||Deliveries||In Service|
|BBJ (BBJ2, BBJ3, BBJ C)||155||151||134|
Source www.boeing.com 
State VIP users
- Belarus Air Force (1) BBJ2 for Government VIP flight
- Colombian Air Force (1)
- Indian Air Force (3)
- Presidency (1 order) BBJ2 for Government VIP flight.
- Government of Kazakhstan (1)
- Government of Kuwait (2)
- Presidency (1)
- Royal Malaysian Air Force (1)
- Nigerian Air Force (1)
- South Africa
- South African Air Force (1)
- Republic of Tunisia Government (1)
- Royal Jet (6) BBJ2 for Government VIP flight
- Royal Moroccan Air Force (2)
|Length||33.63 m (110 ft 4 in)|
|Wingspan||35.79 m (117 ft 5 in)|
|Height||12.57 m (41 ft 3 in)|
|Weight empty||42,895 kg (94,570 lb)|
|Maximum take-off weight||77,560 kg (171,000 lb)|
|Maximum landing weight|
|Maximum speed||890 km/h (481 kn, Mach 0.82)|
|Range||11,480 km (6200 nmi) 8 passengers;
11,075 km (5980 nmi) 25 passengers; 10,205 km (5510 nmi) 50 passengers
|Service Ceiling||12,496 m (41,000 ft)|
|Rate of climb||(Unknown)|
|Powerplants||2 × CFM International CFM56-7 turbofans|
|Thrust||117.4 kN (26,400 lbf)|
- Related development
- Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era
- Airbus Executive and Private Aviation
- Airbus ACJ
- Airbus A318 Elite
- Bombardier Global 5000
- Bombardier Global XRS
- Embraer Lineage 1000
- Gulfstream V
- Gulfstream G500
- Gulfstream G550
- Gulfstream G650
- Related lists
- List of civil aircraft
- List of active United States military aircraft
- List of military aircraft of the United States
- Air transports of heads of state