bjornstrom
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BBJ XL Based On 777

Fri Jun 17, 2005 4:07 am

Quick question - are there any privately owned 777's? Pics?

Do you believe that Boeing will introduce a BBJ XL based on the 777?
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mauriceb
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RE: BBJ XL Based On 777

Fri Jun 17, 2005 4:11 am

hi, there are actually 2 private 777's flying

1 from Midle east jet, when it was only 5 years old in 2003, it only flew 30 hours...:


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RE: BBJ XL Based On 777

Fri Jun 17, 2005 4:13 am

yes there are:


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bjornstrom
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RE: BBJ XL Based On 777

Fri Jun 17, 2005 6:01 am

Are there any available pictures from the cabin?
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RE: BBJ XL Based On 777

Fri Jun 17, 2005 6:14 am

They don't really need to make the BBJ XL. The reason is this:

The BBJ is a long range - high speed derivate of the 737. Customers normally get a "green" aircraft and take it to a complete center as Jet Aviation Basel or Lufthansa Technik in Hamburg. Both are specialized in outfitting business jets. This job is actually by far more demanding than it may look. The interior can easily cost more than the whole aircraft. Those customer normally don't ask "what can we do" they just say "I want this, this and this..." Then a team of engineers has to evaluated and develop a solution and get this certified. Imagine, building a gyro stabilized bed or a bathroom in marble with a "certified, turbulence proofed" bathtub in. The marble can't be taken as a block of stone, as someone would do it in a house. This would be to heavy and not crash proved. So they need to cut a very thin layer of the stone, that is going to be laminated on a special Honeycomb. Finally it needs to look great, it needs to be resistant and it has .... Once again to be certified for aviation use.
So for a 777XL, this plane is already fast and long range. You just take it to a complete center, ask them a team of engineers and here we go. If you add 100 million $ you well get something real nice, that will last for a while  Wink
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RE: BBJ XL Based On 777

Fri Jun 17, 2005 4:21 pm

The 772LR - ultimate BBJ. With the TOW of a private config, it could likely fly anywhere to anywhere.
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RE: BBJ XL Based On 777

Fri Jun 17, 2005 6:02 pm

Know it's not quite the same but Roman Abramovich's 767 is quite an impressive aircraft. Nice livery too, maybe even better if it wasn't brown!
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RE: BBJ XL Based On 777

Fri Jun 17, 2005 10:42 pm

Sorry to be nit-picking, but the BBJ isn't a "high-speed" version of the 737, but, of course, it is a long range version of the 737.

Quoting Bjornstrom (Thread starter):
Quick question - are there any privately owned 777's? Pics?

As other have stated before, yes, there are privately owned 777's.

Quoting Bjornstrom (Thread starter):
Do you believe that Boeing will introduce a BBJ XL based on the 777?

Boeing could market a BBJ XL, but they wouldn't have to develope it. It already exisits. The 772ER or the 772LR would fit the bill nicely.
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