Boeing delivers first BBJ MAX
Boeing Business Jets has delivered the first BBJ MAX aeroplane to an unnamed customer. The aircraft is scheduled to fly to an interior finishing centre.
Customers from around the world have placed orders for 20 BBJ MAX aeroplanes. Most recently, in July at the Farnborough Airshow, Seacons Trading Ltd announced it is purchasing a BBJ MAX 7.
"We are excited to begin delivering a longer-range and more capable version of the world's most popular business jetliner," said Greg Laxton, head of Boeing Business Jets. "There has been great market interest and anticipation for the BBJ MAX and our valued customers will soon be able to see the new standard in business travel."
To commemorate the first delivery, Boeing Business Jets unveiled a new interior concept by award-winning aviation design firm SkyStyle. The concept, named Genesis by SkyStyle Co-Founders Max Pardo and Lucas Colombo, represents the company's debut in BBJ MAX design.
"From an aviation designer's perspective, the BBJ MAX is incredibly appealing because there is so much more interior space to realise one's vision," said Max Pardo.
"And since the MAX flies ultra-long-distances, the owners are looking for a comfortable lounge, multi-function conference area and a large master suite to ensure the ultimate flight experience."
The BBJ MAX is capable of flying 7,000 nautical miles (12,964 km).