Boeing has announced the launch of the Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) version of its re-engined 737 MAX series after the receipt of an order for a BBJ MAX 8 from an undisclosed customer.
“We are honoured that an existing BBJ customer has become the first to select the BBJ MAX,” Capt. Steve Taylor, president, Boeing Business Jets said in a statement. “The BBJ MAX provides more room, longer range and emits fewer emissions than its nearest competition, making it an ideal choice for today’s BBJ customers.”
The BBJ MAX 8 will have a range of 11,713 km, an increase of more than 1,482 km over the current 737-800-based BBJ2. Boeing says it will also develop a BBJ version of the 737 MAX 9, but there is no word on whether a MAX 7 will be offered.
The first BBJ MAX is scheduled to be delivered to an interior customisation facility in 2018.