Boeing Business Jet BBJ1
The Boeing business jet or BBJ is a member of the 737 family of airliners and is based on the 737-700 airliner. It was officially launched in 1998. The BBJ has a range of 6,141 nm so it can fly non-stop from Johannesburg to London, Los Angeles to Paris or New York to Tokyo. The spacious 5390 cu ft cabin is customized to meet individual or business requirements for eight to 149 passengers, but it typically seats 19 passengers. The interior configuration installed by completion centers with interior designers can include an executive office, conference rooms, private offices, and bedrooms. Personal environments can be created for example with a living room, dining room, two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Fresh air is constantly circulated throughout the cabin. There are two temperature control zones for the passengers and crew. The BBJ is self-sufficient at airports with reduced ground support and limited facilities. The aircraft has built-in airstairs and easily loaded cargo holds. The glass cockpit incorporates many features of the Boeing 777 cockpit. The cockpit is fitted with a Rockwell Collins Flight Dynamics HGS-4000 head-up display and six Honeywell flat-panel liquid crystal flight displays. The HGS-4000 has improved low-visibility take-off guidance, runway deceleration cueing and advanced display features. The BBJ, despite its size and its maximum takeoff weight of 171,000 pounds, can take off from a sea level runway in 5,885 feet. At an altitude of 5,000 feet and a temperature of 77°F, the required runway distance increases to 9,645 feet. For comparison’s sake, the average takeoff distance of heavy private jets at sea level is 5,500 feet. The average MTOW of these private jets is 52,000 pounds, 30% of the BBJ’s MTOW.
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