Look inside Boeing’s incredible €350 million 777X interior concepts
On December 10, 2018, Boeing Business Jets announced the launch of the BBJ 777X program, a new business-class model that can fly more than half of the globe without landing, further than any other business-class aircraft.
"Our most exclusive customers want to travel with the best space and comfort and fly directly to their destination. The new BBJ 777X will be able to do this like no other airplane before it, redefining ultra-long range VIP travel," said Greg Laxton, head of Boeing Business Jets, at the bi-annual Middle East Business Aviation Association Show (MEBAA).
The Boeing 777X long-haul wide-body aircraft is the last modification of the Boeing 777 family to date, which is one of the most popular in the long-haul aircraft, along with the Airbus A330. The main differences between the 777X and the previous versions are the dimensions (this will be the largest twin-engine liner), as well as the presence of a folding wing made of composite materials. Thanks to this design, the liner can fit in standard aircraft hangars. Since such a design had never been used in civil aviation before, the development and certification process was complicated, but in May 2018 the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved the use of a folding wing on aircraft of this family.
The main difference between the BBJ 777X and other business jets was the increased flight range achieved due to the lack of rows of seats for hundreds of passengers, as well as their baggage. The range of non-stop flight BBJ 777-8 is 21.57 thousand kilometers, and for BBJ 777-9 this value is 20.37 thousand kilometers. The company declares that thanks to this new liners will be able to make non-stop flights between any two cities of the world. The nominal value of the new business jets is $ 442.8 million for the BBJ 777-8 and $ 453.6 million for the BBJ 777-9.
BBJ 777-9 has an even more spacious cabin, an area of 342.7 sq. M., While simultaneously providing ultra-high flight range of 11,000 nautical miles (20,370 km). This model opens up almost endless possibilities in terms of interior design for maximum comfort during long-haul flights.
To demonstrate the flexibility and adaptability of the spacious cabin of the aircraft, BBJ introduced interior concepts from three leading interior design companies: Greenpoint Technologies, Jet Aviation and Unique Aircraft Design. Each of the concepts shows how the BBJ 777X can be transformed to satisfy the needs of any VIP customer.
Jet Aviation’s design is dubbed Shaheen, meaning Royal White Falcon, and “blends modern and classic elements”, according to the Swiss business aviation services firm.
The interior concept takes advantage of the BBJ 777X's size; featuring lounges, a game and cinema area, a stately office, private work spaces, three guest bedrooms and a master suite that includes its own lounge, luxurious bedroom, spacious dressing/bathroom area and a very large shower and hammam. The interior is designed to accommodate 43 passengers plus a crew of eleven.
Another interior concept was developed by Greenpoint Technologies, which is a leading center for business jets, creating luxury aviation products and VIP equipment with 99% timely delivery in 30 years of operation. Greenpoint is a Safran company.
The interior is equipped with stylish gray furniture and leather seats to make long trips comfortable and relaxing.
The bedroom is designed in a minimalist style with a clean design and modern lighting above the bed.
The third concept of the interior was the development of the company Unique Aircraft Design. The visualization of the interiors shows beautiful bedrooms and spacious living and meeting rooms.
In the bedroom, made in the unique style of the aircraft, there are luxurious rooms with works of art on the walls and a place to store things.
Boeing reported that by now they have received 21 pre-orders for new aircraft. The interior of business class aircraft can be modified to suit customers.
BBJ MAX is built on the basis of the best-selling Boeing aircraft - 737 MAX - and provides a cabin area that is more than 3 times the cabin area of most competing models, a lower cabin height and the ability to fly 7,000 nautical miles (12,964 km) .