GainJet upgrades Boeing 757


Boeing 757 being transformed into a VVIP aircraft with stateroom and 62 VIP seats

GainJet Boeing 757 VVIPGainJet Aviation is
currently in the process of installing a stateroom in its Boeing 757-200
executive airliner. The upgrade of the VIP 757 includes the addition of a stateroom
with en-suite bathroom.

Regular GainJet customers
range from global rock bands and sports teams, through to heads of state and
major corporations. In the market of corporate airliners, the most
attractive characteristic of this aircraft was its ability to provide VIP
seating in comfort for all 78 passengers.

GainJet chief executive
Captain James McBride said “It is a carefully calculated move and at the end of
the project we will launch a unique product into the market. To be able to
offer 62 VIP seats and a bedroom, combined with unbeatable range plus 10 tonnes
of baggage capacity makes this a presidential aeroplane! It is an investment in
which we truly believe and a move in the right direction for our company. GainJet
already has the experience and know-how in this category of large VIP passenger
groups – quite simply we are expanding from that base. We did a lot of research
before we moved forward with this project and examined multiple ways to
implement the bedroom idea. We also spoke to our existing customers and were
assured that the way we planned the upgrade for the seven five, we’d be able to
sustain its large capacity capability and accommodate their needs”.

McBride explains “We call
this an upgrade because the aircraft’s capabilities will not change; we’re just
adding a few extra amenities, like the stateroom. The aircraft will still be
able to accommodate a large amount of passengers and will still provide those
passengers with VIP seating and comfort, just like they’ve always been used to.
It’s the same aircraft, but better… erm did I mention it has a bedroom?”

GainJet has a large fleet of
executive aircraft, as well as the Boeing 757, it has Boeing 737s, Gulfstream
G550, G450s, G200s and a Bombardier Global Express XRS. The company expects the
Boeing 757 VVIP aircraft to be in service in June 2012. GainJet is also
expecting the delivery of its G550 ultra-long range executive jet in April of
this year.

“We not only have decided to
spread the range of VIP aircraft types that we offer, but we have strategically
based them throughout Europe, the Middle East, and Africa in order to maximize
convenience for our customers. We continuously examine the market and trends,
constantly trying to stay ahead of them. We know that we must be innovative in
this fast paced industry,” McBride concluded.