The BBJ 3 : Timeless Design
Displayed for the first time at the 2013 European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Boeing Business Jets unveiled the BBJ 3. Based on the 737-900ER, the BBJ 3 was outfitted with its custom VIP interiors at Jet Aviation in Basel, Switzerland.
Performance & Avionics
The BBJ 3 has the pedigree and heritage of one of the most successful modern airliners and the most updated in the BBJ family to date. Capable to fly 4,900 nautical miles; more than 1,500 nautical miles (3 hours) farther than its direct competitor, the range of the BBJ 3 exceeds that of other business jets in its class.
“The BBJ 3 range advantage is the reason why it has outsold its direct competitor by seven-to-one,” said Capt. Steve Taylor, president, Boeing Business Jets. “Our customers demand airplanes with great performance, enabling them to conduct business around the world.”
The BBJ 3 also features lower cabin altitude, pressurizing the cabin at 6,500 feet versus 8,000 feet of other business jets. This allows BBJ passengers to arrive at their destination relaxed and refreshed without feeling jet lagged.
Moreover, being a commercial airliner cockpit, the BBJ3 is fitted with Honeywell’s digital avionics system with triple IRS and dual digital air data computers. The cockpit has six large screen EFIS LCD displays and is fitted with TCAS II, EGPWS, FMS and GPS. These features are standard but you can have almost what you want in the cockpit.
Currently for sale, the BBJ 3‘s exterior remains “green” or unpainted, ready for a livery to be selected by a new owner. But the main feature that sets the BBJ 3 apart from the rest is its VIP interiors.
Indeed, the cabin interior is finished in a bright, high-gloss sycamore wood, with hand-crafted marquetry woodwork integrated in the entrance panel. The BBJ 3 also features a large main lounge and a smaller area for staff, a dining room and a bedroom suite with a queen-sized bed and bathroom with a shower.
The BBJ 3 can carry 38 passengers and eight crew members. To top it all, the BBJ 3 has a large cargo area that holds 230 pieces of luggage.
In short, the BBJ 3 combines the best of both worlds, a long haul business jet with the comfort of home.