Boeing BBJ

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The first BBJ rolled out from Boeing's Renton, Washington plant on July 26 1998 and recieved FAA and JAA certification on October 29 1998.

The concept was a joint idea from Boeing and engine maker GE - in actual fact it was in 1995 when GE's then CEO Jack Welch recognised the need for more space in his corporate jet that led him to call his buddy, Boeing chairman and CEO Phil Condit to see if it was possible. The rest, as they say, is history.

Variable cost hr $7,675
Cabin height 2.2m
Cabin width 3.5m
Cabin length 24.1m
Baggage vol. int. 169 cu ft
Seats - executive 19
Range - seats full 3,291nm
Max. range 5,380nm
Max. cruise speed 469kts
Engines 2
Engine model CFM56-7