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Boeing's new BBJ 777X business jets fly farther than any before them

Boeing's new BBJ 777X business...
The BBJ 77X has a range of 11,645 nautical miles (21,570 km)
The BBJ 77X has a range of 11,645 nautical miles (21,570 km)
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A BBJ 77X interior concept by Jet Aviation that was commissioned by Boeing
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A BBJ 77X interior concept by Jet Aviation that was commissioned by Boeing
The BBJ 777X has a new folding wingtip that allows it to use standard airport gates
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The BBJ 777X has a new folding wingtip that allows it to use standard airport gates
The BBJ 777X is powered by the GE9X high-bypass turbofan aircraft engine
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The BBJ 777X is powered by the GE9X high-bypass turbofan aircraft engine
The BBJ 777X has a lightweight wing design based on a composite spar made of over 400 miles (644 km) of carbon tape cured in a specially built autoclave
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The BBJ 777X has a lightweight wing design based on a composite spar made of over 400 miles (644 km) of carbon tape cured in a specially built autoclave
The BBJ 77X has a range of 11,645 nautical miles (21,570 km)
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The BBJ 77X has a range of 11,645 nautical miles (21,570 km)
The BBJ 777X has a 235 ft (72 m) wingspan
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The BBJ 777X has a 235 ft (72 m) wingspan
The BBJ 777X is powered by the GE9X high-bypass turbofan aircraft engine
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The BBJ 777X is powered by the GE9X high-bypass turbofan aircraft engine
A guest room concept for the BBJ 777X by Greenpoint Technologies
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A guest room concept for the BBJ 777X by Greenpoint Technologies
A BBJ 77X interior concept by Jet Aviation that was commissioned by Boeing
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A BBJ 77X interior concept by Jet Aviation that was commissioned by Boeing
A dining room concept for the BBJ 777X by Unique Aircraft and ACA 3D
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A dining room concept for the BBJ 777X by Unique Aircraft and ACA 3D
An office concept for the BBJ 777X by Unique Aircraft and ACA 3D that was commissioned by Boeing
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An office concept for the BBJ 777X by Unique Aircraft and ACA 3D that was commissioned by Boeing

Boeing Business Jets has launched the latest version of the 777X in the form of a record-breaking wide-bodied business jet capable of flying halfway around the world without refueling. Available in two variants, the BBJ 777X combines a range of up to 11,645 nautical miles (13,400 mi, 21,570 km) with an interior space of up to 3,689 sq ft (342.7 sq m).

Based on the Boeing 777-8 and 777-9 passenger airliners, the BBJ 777X line takes advantage of the lightened load from taking out most of the 350 to 425 seats to extend the range from the passenger craft's original 8,700 nautical miles (10,012 mi, 16,110 km). In addition, the company has highlighted the potential for redesigning the interior by commissioning concepts by Greenpoint Technologies, Jet Aviation, and Unique Aircraft Design.

A BBJ 77X interior concept by Jet Aviation that was commissioned by Boeing
A BBJ 77X interior concept by Jet Aviation that was commissioned by Boeing

The BBJ 777X is available as the longer range BBJ 777-8 capable of flying 11,645 nautical miles (13,400 mi, 21,570 km) with an interior space of 3,256 sq ft (302.5 sq m), while the BBJ 777-9 has a larger cabin at 3,689 sq ft (342.7 sq m) and a range of 11,000 nautical miles (12,659 mi, 20,370 km) that still beats the standard 777X.

As with the rest of the 777X family, the BBJ 777X is powered by the GE9X high-bypass turbofan aircraft engine. It has a lightweight wing design based on a composite spar made of over 400 miles (644 km) of carbon tape cured in a specially built autoclave, giving the aircraft a 235 ft (72 m) wingspan.

The BBJ 777X has a new folding wingtip that allows it to use standard airport gates
The BBJ 777X has a new folding wingtip that allows it to use standard airport gates

In addition, the BBJ 777X has a new folding wingtip that allows it to use standard airport gates. There are also larger windows and a new lighting system.

"Our most exclusive customers want to travel with the best space and comfort and fly directly to their destination," says Greg Laxton, head of Boeing Business Jets. "The new BBJ 777X will be able to do this like no other airplane before it, redefining ultra-long range VIP travel."

Source: Boeing

8 comments
paul314
With midair refueling, top executives and their staffs might never need to step onto the mundane world again.
CAVUMark
This must be for the 1% of the 1%.
pat
I reckon the first picture sums up what the world will look like if we don't stop pumping carbon into the atmosphere wastefully, i.e vanity projects like these planes.
anthony88
The less than 1% who will be able to afford these planes had better stay up in the air, for the meek shall inherit the Earth.
guzmanchinky
I fly business class on the 777. No climbing over anyone, and the seats lay flat. I sleep all the way to Europe. My point is: Why would you want to do anything other than sleep and maybe watch a movie, maybe a decent meal? Being up in a noisy airliner is a pain in the butt anyway, it's always moving around. I'd rather (if I had that kind of money) spend it on luxury homes all over the world, or maybe a yacht where I can actually relax and really enjoy it for weeks at a time...
VincentWolf
Big deal a well designed solar plane can fly around the entire world without stopping.
BlueOak
Clearly targeted at the middle east oil producer market. Even lavishly spending corporations cannot justify this kind of waste of stockholder money. Corporate jet, sure, but penthouse apartment in a plane? No way. BTW, "BBJ"? Haha.
Vernon Miles Kerr
It's beautiful. No question about it. But, the interiors cause the bile to rise in my throat. Why should some in our world travel in such luxury when the great majority fly in thrombosis-inducing, shoulders-smashed-together, so-called "seats," crammed in those aluminum tubes, like sardines in a can. (The "cargo" arrangement plans for slave-ships come to mind.) Government agencies, like the U.S. FAA are obviously not about protecting the public, or they would mandate a more healthy flying environment for this great majority of air-passengers.