This week we heard that Boeing Business Jets have set a set a new world record for “Speed Over a Recognised Course”.
A Boeing business jet flew non-stop from Los Angeles to Auckland (5,658nm) in in 13h 7min 54s for installation of its VIP interior, according to the official US aviation record keeper, the National Aeronautic Association.
“When we left Los Angeles with full fuel, we were 9,534kg (21,000lb) below our maximum take-off weight,” says BBJ captain and company president Steve Taylor. “This means that the customer can add a full VIP interior, fill all the seats and still carry full fuel and have remarkable range – something our competitor with the same class business jet simply cannot do nonstop,” he adds.
Owned by Samsung Electronics, the aircraft had 3,540kg of fuel remaining when it landed in Auckland and will now undergo interior outfitting at Altitude Aerospace Interiors’ completion facility.