The Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) series remains one of the most iconic in Boeing history. Built on the foundation of the equally iconic Boeing 737, the company transformed the model to include a higher fuel capacity that would result in a longer range.
Though the original BBJ was introduced in 1996, people still request a BBJ rental by name. Let’s take a closer look at what makes this iconic aircraft one of the top choices among business travelers.
About the Boeing BBJ
The Boeing BBJ series was designed with the corporate market in mind. Each aircraft can usually seat anywhere from 18 to 50 passengers in a luxury design, with amenities like a master suite, showers, conference rooms, dining areas, and living spaces making up the interior.
One of its biggest claims to fame is the ample cabin space compared to other business jets. The BBJ was designed to pack more power and luxury into every inch, and they more than succeeded. A BBJ rental can take you from New York to Honolulu or even New York to Cairo with confidence. The full-sized stand up showers and walkways cater to tall passengers for added comfort. And its entire interior has been designed to help you stay productive while in the air.
After the original introduction of the BBJ, Boeing released two additional versions to add length to its power: the BBJ 2 and the BBJ 3.
Boeing Business Jet 2
The BBJ 2 adds an extra 25% more cabin space to an already spacious jet. With about 19 extra feet in length and double the cargo space, the BBJ 2 is surprisingly 12% more fuel efficient than its predecessor. Compared to the original BBJ, the BBJ 2 is a solid answer to reducing operating costs without sacrificing range and speed.
Typical seating on the BBJ 2 is 24, though a standard airline configuration allows for up to 189. Charter rates average about $11,000 per hour, which aligns with the original BBJ model.
Boeing Business Jet 3
Even larger than the BBJ 2, the BBJ 3 offers the same impressive performance in a much larger package. With seating for 24 passengers and an average charter price of $11,000 per hour, the BBJ 3 can travel up to 4,225 nautical miles in a single trip.
BBJ Dream Jet
The BBJ series recently added a new member to its all-star fleet, known as the BBJ Dream Jet. This luxury dreamliner is the only 787 built as a BBJ, and it lives up to its name inside and out. Step inside this mansion in the sky to penthouse-worthy accommodations: two large tables can be used for dining or conferences. A main lounge area can seat up to 16 guests comfortably. Ample windows allow for plenty of natural light when you want it. And a complete master suite with a spacious shower, vanity, and entertainment provides respite and solitude when you need to recharge.
The Dream Jet can accommodate up to 40 passengers in a luxury configuration (or up to 242 passengers in a standard airline configuration) and costs roughly $70,000 per hour to charter.
Notable Features of the BBJ
One of the most impressive features of the BBJ is its range of more than 6,100 nautical miles in a single flight, or roughly 14 non-stop hours of flight time. Its long range cruising speed reaches an impressive 519 miles per hour to help you reach your destination faster.
It’s one of the largest planes available for charter, which also means it has plenty of space for luxury amenities on board. Though configurations will vary by jet, most of them are outfitted with wet bars, full sized showers, board rooms, entertainment areas, high speed WiFi, and private bedrooms.
Like many executive business jets, the BBJ’s cabin is divided into distinct living areas for added privacy and space. The most common configuration includes four separate spaces, including a master suite, board room that can double as a dining room, business office, and lounge.
One consideration you’ll need to think about is where you plan to travel. Because of the BBJ’s heft and size, it may not be an ideal match for smaller airports with certain weight restrictions.
Why Choose a BBJ Rental?
Given the BBJ’s long-standing history and track record of excellence in aviation, it’s one of the most common jets people request by name. Boeing has created a trifecta of range, speed, and comfort throughout the BBJ series, along with attention to safety and reliability. Distinguished executives continue to choose BBJ because there are no surprises along the way — and the aircraft still manages to impress.
No matter where you’re traveling next, Access Jet Group can help you secure a Boeing BBJ rental to help you get there. Contact us today for reservations and pricing information.