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Vertis adds second BBJ to long-range portfolio
To accommodate a rise in demand for aircraft that can accommodate complex trips and for global circumnavigations, Vertis has taken on a privately-owned BBJ configured with lounges and sleeping areas.
Longtail Aviation's BBJ incorporates lie-flat sleeping for 11, including one state room, featuring its own queen-size double bed, shower and toilet.

Switzerland-based Vertis Aviation has added a second Boeing Business Jet to its growing portfolio of large jets available for international charter. The latest addition to the roster is operated by Bermuda-headquartered Longtail Aviation and will be exclusively marketed by the Vertis team.

With a maximum range of 5,500 nm and flying-times, augmented by seven PATS auxiliary fuel tanks, of up to 12 hours, the aircraft will be popular with clients seeking an executive airliner that delivers comfort combined with flexible operational capabilities. The aircraft's floating base better serves the growing number of clients requiring long-range charters from the Middle East, Europe and Russia. London to Bangkok, Paris to Los Angeles, and Dubai to Tokyo city pairs are all within easy reach of the BBJ's impressive operating scope.

The privately-owned aircraft is configured to accommodate 18 passengers with regular business class seats supplemented by sectional L-shaped sofas creating two separate lounge environments. There is a fully equipped galley, including microwave and oven. The cabin also incorporates lie-flat sleeping for 11, including one state room featuring a queen-size double bed, shower and toilet.

To satisfy the growing requirements for efficient connectivity the cabin is outfitted with high speed wi-fi to support smartphone and laptop usage. A state-of-the-art entertainment system links to TV screens delivering box-office movies, customised content and moving map imagery. For larger groups the baggage cabin accommodates up to 35 suitcases making the aircraft ideal for multi-leg leisure trips.

Vertis partner Jeffrey Emmenis says: “We are experiencing a solid rise in demand for aircraft that can accommodate complex trips, and we're arranging an increasing number of global circumnavigations. This type of aircraft perfectly fulfils all the requirements for these very special journeys.”

With its long range tanks, experienced crew and high standards of comfort, Emmenis anticipates the aircraft will appeal to a select clientele including government officials, heads of state, captains of industry, international celebrities and ultra-high-net worth individuals. “I am extremely pleased to be expanding our portfolio with this jet as we know many clients are fans of the BBJ models. It perfectly complements our tailored aviation services and I know will be welcomed by our customers.”

The BBJ aircraft, which is available immediately for charter, will join the existing long-range charter fleet marketed by Vertis which also includes two Airbus ACJ executive airliners, two Bombardier Global 6000 types and a Bombardier Global Express.

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