Avjet Corporation Negotiates First Purchase of Boeing’s Forthcoming BBJ MAX
Boeing Business Jets today announced the first sale of its forthcoming BBJ MAX 8 executive airliner. Avjet Corporation, based in Burbank California, negotiated on behalf of the purchaser—a current BBJ operator—to be the launch customer for Boeing’s BBJ MAX 8. The Boeing Business Jet line of aircraft is renowned as the world’s most desirable private business jet to own and operate. The BBJ MAX line of aircraft consists of the BBJ MAX 8 and BBJ MAX 9, both based on the upcoming 737 MAX commercial airliner due in service by 2017. Both of the commercial versions are significantly upgraded and redesigned based on the current in-service 737-800 and 737-900.
Steve Taylor, President of Boeing’s Seattle-based BBJ Aircraft Division noted, “The current BBJ line is the class leader in our aircraft segment, but our VIP customer base is always demanding new improvements in comfort, speed and extended range. The BBJ MAX extends our lead in this segment and ensures our customers are getting the best of both worlds.”
The forthcoming BBJ MAX 8 will have an increased range of just over 6,300 nautical miles. The new CFM Leap engines provide a 14-percent reduction in fuel use over the BBJ’s current CFM56-7 turbines according to Boeing. Over 150 BBJ aircraft consisting of BBJ, BBJ2 and BBJ3’s are currently in service throughout the world.
Avjet currently operates a BBJ as one of the world’s only Part 135 operated Boeing aircraft able to provide global charter. In addition, Avjet continues to be a leader in BBJ interior completions management—with three aircraft currently in completion centers—as well as BBJ sales and acquisitions. The company has sold more Boeing Business Jets over the past six years than any other aviation services firm. “Avjet’s longstanding relationship with Boeing has helped fuel our company’s international growth over the past decade. We are especially proud to be Boeing’s launch customer for the new BBJ MAX,” noted Avjet Chairman and CEO Marc Foulkrod.