Boeing Business Jets Rapidly Approaches 100 Orders
GENEVA , May 17, 2005
– Boeing [NYSE] Business Jets today announced rapid progress toward
achieving what no other ultra-large-cabin, long-range business jet
manufacturer has accomplished – selling 100 business jets.
continues to lead in that market by outselling its nearest competitor
by a factor of 4 to 1. Since its inception in 1996, BBJ has won orders
and commitments for 97 airplanes, winning six within the past six
"The interest and orders for the BBJ
continues to grow. We're confident that the record sales pace will
continue and that we will achieve 100 orders before the end of this
year," BBJ President Steven Hill said during a media briefing at the
European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition in Geneva,
Switzerland. "The size, comfort and reliability of the BBJ exactly suit
the needs of those who travel around the globe for business or
The latest orders and commitments for four
BBJs and two BBJ 2s came from customers in the Middle East region, the
United States and the Commonwealth of Independent States.
customers have ordered 83 BBJs and 14 BBJ2s. About 40 percent of BBJ
customers are private individuals, 38 percent are government heads of
state, and the remaining customer segment is divided between corporate
and charter operators.
The BBJ and BBJ2 are
high-performance derivatives of the commercially popular
Next-Generation 737-700 and 737-800, respectively. Providing
unsurpassed levels of space, comfort and utility, the BBJ cabin offers
807 square feet (75 square meters) of space, nearly three times the
interior space of competing models with similar range capability. The
BBJ2 offers 25 percent more cabin space and twice as much cargo
capacity as the BBJ.
There are currently 81 BBJs in
service around the world. The fleet has generated more than 140,000
flight hours to date and 56,256 flights, with an industry-leading 99.9
percent dispatch reliability. For more about the BBJ, visit http://www.boeing.com/commercial/bbj/html/index_html.html
Contact: Sandy Angers, 44-77-6451-9291 (cellular in Geneva ), email@example.com
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