Boeing has launched its newest line in business jets which would allow a non-stop VIP travel.
Boeing’s BBJ 777X is a new wide-bodied business jet that can fly between any two cities on earth without refueling. This new record-breaking jetliner has a range of 11,645 nautical miles with spacious interior up to 342.7 sq. m. This high-tech airliner would offer the longest commercial flight in the world. Earlier this year, the Singapore Airlines made a flight between London and Singapore on Airbus A350-900 (Ultra-long Range) jets in 17-hours. However, the distance traveled between two cities was 16700 kilometer, so Boeing’s new jet can surpass it.
The BBJ 777X is based on Boeing 777-8 and 777-9, but the new jet will be carrying almost 350 to 420 fewer seats, which extends its range. Furthermore, the company has redesigned the interior commissioned concept by Greenpoint Technologies, Jet Aviation, and Unique Aircraft Design. This new jet will be available in two different options namely, BBJ 777-8 which will have an area of 302.5 sq. m. and a flying range of 11645 nautical miles. The other option, BBJ 777-9 will have a larger cabin space of 342.7 sq. m with a reduced flight range of 11000 nautical miles.
BBJ 777X can be used to connect cities such as New York City and Perth in Western Australia which previously required more than one day for connecting flight. Like the rest of the Boeing family, BBJ 777X is powered by the GE9X high-bypass turbofan aircraft engine. In addition to that, it comes with a new folding wingtip which will allow the jet to use standard airport gates. Plus, it has larger windows and a new lighting system. The company believes this jet will redefine the VIP air travel and will enable us to fly direct to the destination.
Curt Reaves started working for Plains Gazette in 2016. Curt grew up in a small town in northern Iowa. He studied chemistry in college, graduated, and married his wife one month later. He has been a proud Texan for the past 5 years. Curt covers politics and the economy. Previously he wrote for the Washington City Paper, The Hill newspaper, Slate Magazine, and ABCNews.com.