Five Boeing [NYSE: BA] Business Jets have entered service in China in the last year where the market for ultra-long range business jets continues to grow, Boeing announced today at the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE).
“China continues to be a strong market for us as more Chinese companies increase their international presence,” said Capt. Steve Taylor, president, Boeing Business Jets. “The BBJ is the right business tool for this market with the range capability to go farther non-stop, and the size for large business teams to travel more comfortably.”
BBJ had a big year in China with five BBJs entering service since ABACE 2013 last April; two new BBJs and three pre-owned jets. In addition, three more BBJs for Chinese customers were delivered to completion centers, including the first BBJ2 for the China region. The order book for Chinese customers increased by two in the same timeframe.
Taylor also announced BBJ’s worldwide orders and deliveries. In total, the program has booked orders for 216 airplanes and delivered 195 since launching in 1996.
Boeing Business Jets offers a wide variety of ultra-large-cabin, long-range airplanes perfectly suited for the private jet market. The product line includes the BBJ, BBJ 2 and BBJ 3 – high-performance derivatives of the commercially successful Next-Generation 737 airplane family and the new 737 MAX family – as well as Boeing twin-aisle airplanes including the 747-8, 767, 777 and 787 Dreamliner.
Boeing Business Jets Orders and Deliveries
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