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Boeing Business Jet As A Regular 737

Wed Nov 23, 2005 5:53 pm

How is it that the BBJ has a range twice of the regular 73G? Does having only 18 passengers make that much of a difference or is it because the BBJ has a completely different fuel system? That being said, why doesn't anybody start an airline using the BBJ 737 carrying 120 people from the U.S to Europe? I'm thinking of a Southwest/Ryan Air type of airline. You can offer 33 inches on all the seats and $400 R/T tickets instead of the $600-1000 you pay for Int flights. Plus the passengers could bring their own food and entertainment.
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RE: Boeing Business Jet As A Regular 737

Wed Nov 23, 2005 6:17 pm

The forward and aft cargo bays of the BBJ have been converted to integral fuel cells (instead of holding luggage as they do in the regular 737).

For a service using only a few passengers that's no problem, there's enough space to store their suitcases on board.
For a hundred or more, it does become a problem (and indeed the extra weight in the cabin means less usable weight for fuel of course as well).
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RE: Boeing Business Jet As A Regular 737

Thu Nov 24, 2005 12:35 pm

Don't forget the Weight contributed by the Other Equipment,Namely Seats,PSUs etc.
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RE: Boeing Business Jet As A Regular 737

Thu Nov 24, 2005 1:21 pm

they already did, it's called Privatair.

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