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User currently offlineBOSugaDL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2337 times:

I was just reading the Robb Report and there was an article on Boeing's plan to make the 717-200 into a business shuttle for 40-80 people. The plane will have a max. Range of 3600nm (with extra fuel tanks). The plane will cost "only" $27 million, $10 million less than the commercial 717. Boeing is also extending the warranties on the new aircraft. The article said that this is being done to help sales of the 717.
Boeing is marketing this as a cooperate shuttle that can that can land at smaller airports such as Teterboro in NJ, because it is under the 100,000 lbs limit.

Does any one have any more information on this....Does Boeing already have customers?...And if not, who are they looking at for customers?...And do you think that this is a good idea for Boeing, especially taking a $10 million yet on each plane?


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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2278 times:

http://www.boeing.com/news/releases/2003/q2/nr_030507g.html

A retouched 717 photo in Boeing Business Express livery:


User currently offlineBoeing nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2187 times:

And do you think that this is a good idea for Boeing, especially taking a $10 million yet on each plane?

I think it's a very good idea. There are potentially many customers that would love to have the size of the BBJ but don't need the performance of the BBJ. Not to mention that they can't afford it. Even equipped, the "BBE" would run nearly half the cost of the BBJ. I think you'll see NetJets or Executive Jet being the first customers.


User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16365 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2069 times:

Have there been any orders yet for the 717 BBJ?

Neil




Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineBluewave 707 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3152 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2041 times:

I don't know of any orders, but the BBE was previewed at the Paris Air Show, and the Moscow Air Show of this year.


"The best use of your life will be to so live your life, that the use of your life will outlive your life" -- D Severn
User currently offlineRaven111 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 106 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2000 times:

Executive Jet is the radio callsign for NetJets.

Netjets is not having the response that they would like with the BBJ right now. I'm not sure they will want to jump on the bandwagon for the 717 just yet.



"The secret to my success is that I always managed to live to fly another day." Chuck Yeager
User currently offlinePositive rate From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 2143 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1929 times:

The 717 would make a great business jet. It's perfect for someone who doesn't need the larger size of the BBJ. The 717 looks real sleek too.

User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1814 times:

The BBE would be the perfect a/c for team charters, and the a/c has the range to do nonstop transcons.

User currently offlineBoeing nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1726 times:

Executive Jet is the radio callsign for NetJets.

Ah, thanks Raven111. Something was nagging me in the back of my mind after I posted.  Big thumbs up


User currently offlinePenguinflies From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 990 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1694 times:

I wonder how the came up with the price of $27 million. Anyone know?

User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1630 times:

Sounds like the price AirTran is supposedly paying for their 717s.

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