Boeing delivers first Aeroloft installed on a 747-8 VVIP aircraft
Boeing has delivered the first Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) 747-8 fitted with an executive Aeroloft cabin.
Boeing is celebrating the delivery of the first Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) 747-8 fitted with an Aeroloft cabin.
The Aeroloft is located between the main cabin and the upper deck, and allows for an additional eight private sleeping berths as well as a changing room.
Designed and built specifically for the Boeing 747-8 by Greenpoint Technologies of Kirkland, the Aeroloft provides 393 square feet (36.5 square meters) of additional cabin space, bringing the VIP-configured 747-8 to a total 5,179 square feet (481.2 square meters) of cabin space. It was installed by Boeing Global Transport & Executive Systems (GTES) in Wichita, Kansas.
Boeing and Greenpoint have worked together for more than a decade developing VIP interior solutions for private and Head-of-State customers. Captain Steve Taylor, BBJ president, said this project is a special one.
“The Aeroloft is one of the more innovative and exciting projects on which we’ve collaborated with Greenpoint,” said Taylor. “We’re certain all the BBJ 747-8 customers receiving the Aeroloft will be thrilled with this unique and comfortable space.”
Another two BBJ 747-8s fitted with Greenpoint’s Aeroloft are scheduled to be delivered in 2012.
The aircraft is scheduled to enter service in 2014 and to date, nine BBJ 747-8s have been sold to Head-of-State customers.