GKN Fokker to complete Dutch Government BBJ


GKN’s Fokker business and Boeing Business Jets have signed a contract for the design and completion of the interior of a new BBJ for the Dutch government.

The 737BBJ is the successor to the Fokker 70 (PH-KBX) of the Dutch government that has been in service for more than 20 years.

Under the contract signed at the Paris Air Show, Fokker Techniek will design and complete the aircraft’s interior. The BBJ will be configured for 24 passengers, split into two cabins (12 VIP, 12 staff) and include a crew rest area and bathroom. The interior will also include the latest SatCom technologies.

Work on the interior design will start immediately, and the completed aircraft will be delivered to the Dutch Government in 2019.

We are very pleased that GKN has been selected to complete the Dutch Head-of-State 737 BBJ,” said Greg Laxton, president, Boeing Business Jets. “We are confident that the customer will be thrilled with the completed product and enjoy the BBJ’s range, cabin space and unmatched airplane performance.”

Hans Büthker CEO of Fokker said “We are truly honoured to be selected by Boeing Business Jets to design and complete the interior of the new 737 BBJ for the Netherlands. Fokker Techniek employees are very proud to be involved again in the aircraft for the Dutch Government. We look forward to extending our longstanding relationship with Boeing Business Jets during this prestigious project.”