2 APRIL 2012
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Shown for the first time at the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition in Shanghai was Boeing’s latest update of its very successful 737 based business jet. The aircraft, a 737-700 with -800 wings and other modifications for longer range, was delivered last month to a private businessman in the United States. It is the second BBJ for this customer.
This is the first BBJ to enter service with Honeywell's Ovation Select digital system allowing the passengers to be just as productive onboard their aircraft as they are in the office.
"Ovation Select offers the latest technological advancements to deliver seamless and easy connectivity – whether passengers are connected via their BlackBerry, using their laptops or iPads or conducting a video conference call," said Tony Brancato, Vice President for Business and General Aviation Aftermarket at Honeywell Aerospace.
This particular BBJ can carry up to 19 passengers and has all the amenities of a home, including a large personal stateroom with a king-size bed, private lavatory and shower. The aircraft is fitted with 42-inch and 46-inch high definition monitors.
With seven auxiliary fuel tanks it has a 12-hour non-stop range, Los Angeles to London easily. EBACE at Geneva 14-16 May could be a another public outing. www.boeing.com/commercial
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