Photo Courtesy of BoeingThe latest Boeing Business Jet to enter service in China was introduced this week at the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) in Shanghai. The conference began Tuesday and runs through Thursday, March 29, 2012.
The business jet was delivered earlier this month to its owner, a U.S. businessman who now owns two Boeing Business Jet airplanes. The jet is a refurbished 737-700 model with -800 wings and other modifications, which were done to increase the aircraft’s nautical range. The range is more than 5,600 nautical miles, which is approximately 12 hours of nonstop flight (plus reserve).
"Our repeat customers aren't limited to governments and charter companies, but [also] include private individuals who love the comfort and capability of their BBJ so much, they buy another one," said Capt. Steve Taylor, president of Boeing Business Jets.
This aircraft is the first BBJ to feature Honeywell’s Ovation Select digital system. The new system enables passengers to easily connect to the Internet via mobile devices, laptops, and tablets.
"The modular, lightweight and flexible cabin management system provides component command and control, high-quality, crystal-clear surround sound audio and vivid full high-definition video which is stunning to watch on the 42-inch and 46-inch high definition monitors found in this BBJ," said Tony Brancato, VP for Business and General Aviation Aftermarket at Honeywell Aerospace.
This business jet seats up to 19 passengers. Luxury amenities include a conference room and two personal staterooms. There are overnight accommodations for up to eight passengers. Jet Tech of Spokane, Washington, completed the luxury upgrade of the interior. For more information, visit Boeing.com.