Boeing BBJ3: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide


How the interior of a BBJ3 may look.

The BBJ3 features a huge cabin that can be split into multliple zones for bathrooms, dining areas, conference rooms or anything else you desire.

This is the third Boeing Business jet based on the Boeing 737 and is actually based on the 737-900ER commercial airliner.

Capable of traveling non-stop long distances, the BBJ3 is powered by two CFM56-7B27 engines. Each produces 27,300 lbs of thrust.

Being a commercial airliner cockpit, the BBJ3 is fitted with Honeywell’s digital avionics system with triple IRS and dual digital air data computers. The cockpit has six large screen EFIS LCD displays. The BBJ3 is fitted with TCAS II, EGPWS, FMS and GPS are standard but you can have almost what you want in the cockpit.

The BBJ3 has a huge passenger cabin. It measures 107’4″ long, 11’8″ wide and 7’1″ high. With this much space you can comfortably seat 50 people in a high density configuration or as few as eigh passengers in what can only be described as extreme luxury.

How the interior of a BBJ3 may look.

How the interior of a BBJ3 may look.

There are multiple zones in the cabin, staterooms with full shower facilities, conference and dinning areas, an essentially, an office in the sky for working whilst traveling. The BBJ3 also features a large galley with all modern kitchen appliances and even a relief crew lounge for those long flights where more than one crew is required.

The BBJ3 is another of the line of Boeing Business Jets. It has the pedigree and heritage of one of the most successful modern airliners and the most updated in the BBJ family to date. The aircraft is the best of both worlds, a long haul business jet with the comfort of home.

The broker’s view

“As with most things this expensive, the BBJ3 has completely customizable interior accommodations. The seven-foot-tall cabin seats even the most finicky passengers in total luxury. In fact, there are so many options for dining, sleeping, working and lounging areas, it might be considered the ultimate home away from home.”
— Rene Banglesdorf, CEO, Charlie Bravo Aviation

Hard Facts

Range: 6,250 miles/10,066 kms/5,435 nautical miles (8 passengers)
6,003 miles/9,669 kms/5,220 nautical miles (25 passengers)
5,434 miles/8,751 kms/4,725 nautical miles (50 passengers)
Typical passengers: 8 (typical), 50 (high density), a higher seating configuration is possible
Typical crew:

Cabin space: 1,120 ft3 /104 m3
Maximum speed: 541 mph/870 kmph/mach 0.82
Recommended cruise:
528 mph/850 kmph/mach 0.80
Competitor aircraft: Airbus ACJ318, ACJ319, ACJ320, ACJ321, BBJ, BBJ2, Embraer Linear 1000
How much does a new BBJ3 cost? $74m (plus $35m-$40m for cost of interior)
Hourly operating cost:
First delivery: 2006
World fleet:
4 (as at July 2012)
Fractional operators include: N/A
Aircraft manufacturer: Boeing

Engine manufacturer: CFM International
Engine type (number):
CFM56-7 (2)