Boeing Business Jets (BBJ) has delivered the first BBJ MAX aircraft to a customer and it is now scheduled to fly to an interior finishing centre.
“We are excited to begin delivering a longer-range and more capable version of the world's most popular business jetliner," says head of Boeing Business Jets Greg Laxton. "There has been great market interest and anticipation for the BBJ MAX and our valued customers will soon be able to see the new standard in business travel."
To commemorate the first delivery BBJ unveiled a new interior concept by US aviation design firm SkyStyle. Named Genesis, the concept represents SkyStyle's debut in BBJ MAX design. Co-founder Max Pardo says: "From an aviation designer's perspective the BBJ MAX is incredibly appealing because there is so much more interior space to realise one's vision. And since the MAX flies ultra long distances, the owners are looking for a comfortable lounge, multi-function conference area and a large master suite to ensure the ultimate flight experience."
The Genesis concept draws inspiration from nature's tranquility; voluminous clouds hanging over a white sand beach, smooth rolling hills and a starry night sky, and Laxton adds: "BBJ MAX interiors have always been a sharp departure from the cramped cabins of smaller business jets and the Genesis design is yet another example of our exclusive cabin capabilities."
The BBJ MAX family is based on Boeing's best-selling 737 MAX and offers business jet customers the best combination of space, comfort and range. With more than three times the cabin area of most competing business jets, bespoke interiors to match any preference and lower cabin altitude, the jet is capable of flying 7,000 nm.
In addition, BBJ MAX owners benefit from a lower total cost to own when compared to other high-end business jets. The optimised maintenance schedule drives operating costs that are nearly the same as smaller, less comfortable competitors. BBJs also retain comparatively higher residual values by requiring a fraction of the lengthy and expensive shop visits experienced by other business jets as they age. As a result, BBJ says customers can save millions of dollars in total ownership expenditure over the life of the aircraft.