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BBJ Vs ACJ What Cabins Are Better?

Mon Nov 03, 2003 6:36 pm

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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RE: BBJ Vs ACJ What Cabins Are Better?

Mon Nov 03, 2003 7:13 pm

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.

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RE: BBJ Vs ACJ What Cabins Are Better?

Mon Nov 03, 2003 7:14 pm

It's amazing how big the 737 cabin looks without overhead bins. I like it better than the Airbus.
 
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RE: BBJ Vs ACJ What Cabins Are Better?

Mon Nov 03, 2003 7:43 pm

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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RE: BBJ Vs ACJ What Cabins Are Better?

Mon Nov 03, 2003 7:54 pm

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.

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RE: BBJ Vs ACJ What Cabins Are Better?

Mon Nov 03, 2003 9:03 pm


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.

 
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RE: BBJ Vs ACJ What Cabins Are Better?

Mon Nov 03, 2003 9:08 pm

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.

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