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BBJ Vs ACJ What Cabins Are Better?  
User currently offlineBoieng747-400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3244 times:

Hey all,

was just wondering which cabins everyone preferred between both standardized cabins which are shown at air shows by both aircraft manufacturers.

Boeing:


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Both are certainly very nice cabins. The Boeing cabin looks more VIP than the Airbus which indeed looks very "Corporate".

Was wondering what everyone thought?

Cheers,
Tim

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User currently offlineAirways From Switzerland, joined Mar 2001, 880 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3212 times:

From the pictures and from my own experience on the two birds, the BBJ is certainly nicer, but you cannot really compare these cabins. They're in a very different price region.

The ACJ shown in your pictures is more like a corporate shuttle. Airbus is trying to sell the ACJ as an executive/VIP plane too, but they're not yet that sucessfull in that sector. As far as I know, no ACJ in VIP config comparable to the Boeing demonstrator has been built so far. The ACJ shown at the shows is actually not an Airbus demonstrator, the plane is always leased from AeroService.

The BBJ in comparision does really feature a VIP cabin, at least in the pictures above. I have already seen a number of BBJs in different configuration. Some were designed as corporate shuttles, some as VIP planes. All were very nice, of course.

Personaly, I prefer the BBJ over the ACJ, but more from an operational standpoint. The interior is always designed to the wishes of the customer, and therefore you cannot compare them.

Michael
http://airsider.net


User currently offlineDL Widget Head From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2100 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3205 times:

It's amazing how big the 737 cabin looks without overhead bins. I like it better than the Airbus.

User currently offlineVoodoo From Niue, joined Mar 2001, 2104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3163 times:

The Airbus has no overhead bins on one side and those BBJ shots don't show the other side where bins may indeed hang.


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User currently offlineAirways From Switzerland, joined Mar 2001, 880 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3145 times:

There are some pictures from the very same planes where you can see that there are no overhead bins in the BBJ. Just scroll down a bit:
http://www.airsider.net/files/2003/0503/002/ebace_photos.htm

But again, the two interieurs have not been built for the same mission, the BBJ doesn't need them in this configuration.

Michael
http://airsider.net


User currently offlineJoni From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3066 times:


I think that it's probably very much possible to order the interiors to both planes from the same companies, I don't think Boeing or Airbus builds or installs them. And since AFAIK all BBJs and ACJs are built with custom interiors, I think plane-wise the only difference between them is that the ACJ is a bit wider.



User currently offlineAirways From Switzerland, joined Mar 2001, 880 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3057 times:

Joni: The planes are in fact delivered "green" as you guessed. There are numerous official completition centers around where the interior work is done.

In Europe, Jet Aviation and LH Technik are in that business.

Michael
http://airsider.net


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