Seattle - The Boeing 777X project continues to surprise the aviation community. The US manufacturer announced today in the opening of Middle East Business Aviation Association Show (MEBAA) that it would launch a corporate version of its upcoming widebody jet.
Boeing aims to consolidate its position as market leader in a highly competitive environment by offering its corporate customers more autonomy with a new Business Jet that will be able to travel more than half of the world without stopovers.
Customers will choose between two models: the BBJ 777-8 and the BBJ 777-9. The BBJ 777-8 offers a flight range of 11,645 nautical miles (21,570 km) and a spacious cabin of 3,256 square feet (302.5 square meters).
The BBJ 777-9 offers even a larger cabin of 3,689 square feet (342.7 square meters), while still providing an ultra-long range of 11,000 nautical miles (20,370 km). The BBJ 777X will also offer almost unlimited interior design options to ensure maximum comfort for long distance trips.
To demonstrate the versatility of the aircraft's spacious cabin, Boeing revealed the interior design concepts from three leading design firms; Greenpoint Technologies, Jet Aviation, and Unique Aircraft Design. Each concept shows how the BBJ 777X can be transformed to fit the tastes of any VIP client.
The Boeing 777X will make its first flight early next year. The aircraft has received 430 orders to date from several airlines including All Nippon Airways, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, Lufthansa and Singapore Airlines.