Boeing just launched a new $400 million 777X private airliner, and it’s a flying mansion that can go halfway around the world
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The upcoming Boeing 777X has some big shoes to fill. The new wide-body is set to be Boeing’s next flagship and the replacement for the iconic 747 jumbo jet.
And now there will be a private-jet version of the airliner.
On Monday, Boeing Business Jets launched the BBJ 777X at the Middle East Business Aviation Association Show in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
“Our most exclusive customers want to travel with the best space and comfort and fly directly to their destination,” Greg Laxton, the head of Boeing Business Jets, said in a statement. “The new BBJ 777X will be able to do this like no other airplane before it, redefining ultra-long-range VIP travel.”
Since 1996, BBJ has been turning Boeing’s commercial airliners into opulent private jets for the world’s wealthy elite.
BBJ doesn’t sell many planes, with just 261 orders in company history, but the aircraft it does turn out are works of flying art.
In addition to the 777X, BBJ has developed private-jet versions of the 737, the 787 Dreamliner, and the 747.