Visitors to EBACE 2013 will be able to view for the first time on static display, the luxuriously fitted BBJ3 from Boeing and Jet Aviation Basel.
The BBJ3 is the latest and the largest business jet aircraft from Boeing and is based upon the 737-900 Extended Range airliner.
The aircraft is currently on sale by the owner, who had the, Jet Aviation Design Studio VIP custom refit done last year.
The BBJ3 has a lounge, dining room, private bedroom with en-suite bathroom and staff area all comfortably furnished with the finest materials and fittings, including real stone, highly-polished sycamore wood, silk carpeting and hand-finished marquetry.
“As the first privately owned BBJ 3 to be completed at Jet Aviation Basel, the highly customized cabin interior is finished in a flawless, bright, high-gloss quarter-figured Sycamore wood, with hand-crafted marquetry artwork integrated in the entrance panel,” said Neil Boyle, Vice President of the Completions Center at Jet Aviation Basel. The centre employs over 1200 staff in their design, engineering, upholstery, fibreglass and paint shops and is capable of outfitting jets to VIP standards as large as an Airbus A380.
During their long-time partnership with Boeing, Jet Aviation Basel has delivered 24 completed aircraft, this being the first privately owned BBJ3 to be completed and shown in this way.
The BBJ3 will accommodate 38 passengers and 8 crew members comfortably and is beautifully equipped for a VIP journey. With a spacious cabin of 32.7 m long and 3.57 m wide and with a range of 4,900 nautical miles, it is outselling all other business jets in its class by 7-1.
President of BBJ, Captain Steve Taylor said, “Our customers demand airplanes with great performance, enabling them to conduct business around the world.”
The business jet aviation industry is experiencing a surge in growth and with more business and corporate use comes a high demand for comfort and connectivity in the air as effectively as in their ground-based offices.