L-3 becomes first centre to complete two BBJ 747-8 interiors simulaneously


L-3 Platform Integration has received a second Boeing Business Jet 747-8 for completion at its VIP completion center in Waco, Texas.

                       L3 second 747-8 VIP

L-3 Platform Integration announced that it has received a second Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) 747-8 aircraft for completion at its VIP and Head-of-State Completion Center in Waco, Texas.

The arrival of the aircraft makes L-3 the first completion center in the world to have two BBJ 747-8 aircraft being modified simultaneously for VVIP interiors.

The company’s first BBJ 747-8 arrived in November for completion. With more than half a million square feet of hangar space, L-3 Platform Integration can accommodate multiple wide-body aircraft at once.

“Our team is well prepared to undertake this latest completion project,” said Nick Farah, executive vice president of L-3 Platform Systems, which includes Platform Integration. “We are proud to be the first company to have two 747-8s being completed at the same time.”

L-3 has a great deal of experience of VIP interior completions, having completed over 50 VIP aircraft in the more than 20 years of the VIP and Head of States completion center being in Waco, Texas.