VIP Completions wins contract for full BBJ refurbishment


Fort Lauderdale-based VIP Completions has won a contract for the full interior refurbishment of a Boeing Business Jet (BBJ).

“This is a big project,” said Ben Shirazi, president, VIP Completions. “In addition to the size of the aircraft, the degree of refurbishment is near total. The BBJ is the gold standard for VVIP corporate airliners. Working closely with our client, we will create something unique among a standard of excellence.”

The refurbishment will harmonise personalised tastes and preferences, the best designers, brands and materials and the most sophisticated latest-generation technologies, said Shirazi.

The BBJ’s floor plan will include three main cabin areas: forward main lounge with built-in movie projector and drop-down screen, aft lounge and aft en-suite master bedroom. There will be a large mid-cabin galley with bar area adjoining aft lounge. Conveniences include three lavatories – forward crew lavatory, large mid-cabin passenger lavatory and aft master bedroom lavatory with full shower.

The design upgrades will feature: custom-designed seats throughout the cabin upholstered with contrasting premium Garrett leathers and diamond pattern stitchwork and divans upholstered in premium Loro Piana fabrics. The full cabin will be re-veneered in open grain matte white oak finish with 100%-New Zealand-wool carpeting by RedRock. New natural Arabescato stone countertops will also be added.

Since VIP Completions was launched nearly 10 years ago, the company has refurbished six BBJs, two Boeing 757s, a Boeing 767 and a Boeing 727. Pictured is the company’s latest refurbishment project, a BBJ commissioned by an undisclosed client, arriving recently at its Fort Lauderdale, Florida base.

Derived from the Boeing 737, the BBJ can fly more than 6,000nm non-stop. Launched in 1998, there are about 140 BBJs in service worldwide.