The first airplane, a BBJ MAX 8, will now be outfitted with an auxiliary fuel tank, which will enable the new owner to fly up to 6,640 nautical miles (12,297 km) using a standard configuration. Aside from its market-leading range and interior space, the BBJ MAX also features a system that provides a lower cabin altitude, integrated airstairs, and other modern amenities.
"BBJ MAX will be able to connect distant cities like a wide body commercial jet. It's one of the reasons why this game-changing airplane outsold the competition four to one last year ," stated Greg Laxton, head, Boeing Business Jets.
According to the company, customers from around the world have placed orders for nearly 20 BBJ MAX airplanes, including all three models; BBJ MAX 7, BBJ MAX 8, and BBJ MAX 9. The first delivery is set for later this year.