Boeing Debuts an Even Bigger BBJ

Business Jet Traveler » August 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 5:00am

Boeing Business Jets has unveiled a 747-8 VIP cabin module that provides 807 square feet of extra floor space above the main deck. It can contain up to 16 berths or various seating options and increases total cabin space to 5,620 square feet. The manufacturer has also announced the "BBJ Convertible," which features a cargo-side door and can convert from passenger to cargo use in about eight hours.

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