Boeing’s new business jets will be able to go farther than any other aircraft in the world.
Described as a line of business jets, the company says these aircrafts will allow VIP travelers to fly non-stop between any two cities on the globe, meaning they’d be able to offer the longest flights in the world.
The BBJ 777X has a range of 11,645 nautical miles, which is far higher than record-breaking flights like that of Singapore Airlines’ 17-hour flight between London and Singapore on the Airbus A350-900 ULR jet which only went about 9,000 nautical miles.
The planes “can fly more than halfway around the world without stopping, farther than any business jet ever built,” the company said in a statement.
“Our most exclusive customers want to travel with the best space and comfort and fly directly to their destination. The new BBJ 777X will be able to do this like no other airplane before it, redefining ultra-long range VIP travel,” Greg Laxton, head of Boeing Business Jets, added at the Middle East Business Aviation Association Show (MEBAA).
There are two versions of the jet, the BBJ 777-8 and 777-9. The 777-8 has a slightly shorter range of 11,000 nautical miles but offers a more spacious cabin.
Boeing has received 21 orders for these new jets so far.
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