April 16, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] Business Jets (BBJ) celebrated the completion of the first BBJ for
's Nanshan Jet at a ceremony held today at the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) in
"The Nanshan Group is an excellent example of a customer who understands the unique capabilities of the Boeing Business Jet and how this airplane addresses the needs of emerging Chinese global business," said Capt.
, president, Boeing Business Jets. "As Nanshan expands their businesses into even more international markets, the BBJ's size, range and comfort is the right tool to help their business grow."
Before the ceremony, Taylor and Yu Bin, chairman of Nanshan Aviation Development Company, met on board a BBJ on display at the show with
, U.S. Ambassador to
"I flew on a Boeing Business Jet from
10 years ago when we celebrated 30 years of Boeing doing business in
, US Ambassador to China. "It's like flying in a house. It's so spacious and comfortable. I can't imagine making that long of a trip in a smaller business jet."
Nanshan Jet's BBJ, a modified 737-700, is the first BBJ for a Chinese customer designed with a traditional business jet interior that includes a bedroom suite with a queen-size bed and seating for 28 passengers. Previous BBJs delivered to Chinese customers were designed specifically for use as charter airplanes in the region. The airplane was completed by Lufthansa Technik's U.S. subsidiary, BizJet, in
BBJ is anticipating a big year in
in 2013. Three of seven BBJs scheduled to enter service this year with completed VIP interiors (including Nanshan Jet's BBJ) are for customers in
. Four of six BBJs scheduled for "green" (unpainted and without interior) delivery to completion centers this year are for customers in
, including three Chinese customers.
A key advantage BBJ offers is longer range, which is very important to buyers in
due to the great distances from
. For example, the BBJ has the capability to fly nonstop from
, something its direct competitor cannot do.
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