Boeing Business Jets delivers first two BBJ 787-8 aircraft of 2014

Terry Spruce

Boeing Business Jets delivers the first two of five BBJ 787-8s scheduled for 2014 shipment.
Boeing BBJ 787-8
Boeing’s BBJ 787-8 business jet in flight.

Boeing Business Jets has delivered two BBJ 787-8s over the past week to separate undisclosed customers, marking the second and third BBJ 787 aircraft delivered to date.

“It’s terrific to see two BBJ 787s deliver within a week,” said Captain Steve Taylor, president of Boeing Business Jets.

“The BBJ 787 joins the BBJ family, a full line of the most capable airplanes in the VIP market. The 787’s combination of phenomenal range, high cruise speed, low cabin altitude, big windows and ultra-quiet cabin make the 787 ideal for BBJ customers,” Taylor added.

The BBJ 787-8 has a range of about 9,260 nautical miles (17,150 km).

“2014 will be a very exciting year for BBJ with many major milestones to celebrate,” Taylor said. “In addition to the deliveries of three more BBJ 787-8s, the first BBJ 747-8 we delivered last year will enter into service with its completed custom interior later in the year.”

The first BBJ 787-8 was delivered in December 2013. To date, customers have ordered 13 BBJ 787s, with deliveries up to 2018. There are more than 400 Boeing airplanes are in service in the VIP market.

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