Royal Malaysian Air Force puts BBJ1 up for sale
The government of Malaysia has put its Boeing Business Jet up for sale. A report on the CH Aviation website says that the aircraft is being offered with a reserve price of $8.97 million.
Built in 1999, BBJ1 msn 29274 was originally delivered to Malaysian Airlines as 9M-BBJ in November of the same year.
Shortly after delivery, the aircraft was transferred to the Royal Malaysia Air Force as M53-01, where it replaced 1975-build Fokker F.28-1000.
The aircraft was ordered as part of a fleet modernisation programme, with a Bombardier Global Express ordered to replace 1990-build Falcon 900 msn 64.
Although the BBJ was used extensively on overseas trips, once the the Air Force took delivery of ACJ319 msn 2949/9M-NAA in 2007, the BBJ became less active. In March 2015, the Air Force purchased pre-owned ACJ320 msn 4199.
According to AMSTAT, there are currently 11 BBJ1s available for sale, with half of them being put up for sale by owners in Asia.