Good day fellow BBJ
I am one of the pathetic ones that is obsessed with the BBJ
. Got the cap, the model and so on. Anyway, with the 737-900X proposal about to become a reality (hopefully), it got me to thinking the possible improvements that could be passed on to the BBJ
. As well as a few other ideas. The -900X program is extending the range of the -900 around four hundred miles. With the -900X wing on the BBJ
, it should increase the range of the BBJ
accordingly. Also, the BBJ
is nose heavy. Seems to me Boeing could design a fuel tank in the horizontal stabilizer a la the 747-400. I'm not sure what the capacity would be, but these two additional designs could extend the range of the BBJ
to year round New York-Tokyo non-stops. Again, these are just ideas.
Now, if that were to become reality, I'd have to consider to purchase a BBJ
"NG" and grant A-net members a 95% discount to fly it anywhere.
I'm not a real aeronautical engineer, I just play one on Airliners.net.