General Aviation Boeing delivers first BBJ MAX

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Aircraft manufacturer Boeing has announced, that it has delivered the first Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) from the MAX series.

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Boeing issued the announcement during the National Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) in Orlando, Florida.

The aircraft was said to be delivered to a customer, but is now scheduled to fly to a centre to get its interior done. Launch customer of the aircraft is an unidentified person.

Greg Laxton, head of Boeing Business Jets said: "We are excited to begin delivering a longer-range and more capable version of the world's most popular business jetliner [...] There has been great market interest and anticipation for the BBJ MAX and our valued customers will soon be able to see the new standard in business travel."

In total, Boeing has received orders for 20 MAX BBJ aircraft, with the latest order coming from Seacons Trading Ltd., who ordered a BBJ MAX 7 aircraft. This order was announced during the Farnborough International Airshow 2018.

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Over the course of the first MAX BBJ delivery, Boeing has presented a new interior concept by design firm SkyStyle. The concept is named Genesis and represents the company´s debut in interior design for the MAX series.

SkyStyle Co-Founders Max Pardo stated: "From an aviation designer's perspective, the BBJ MAX is incredibly appealing because there is so much more interior space to realize one's vision."

Boeing´s BBJ MAX Family is based on the manufacturer’s best-selling 737 MAX aircraft. It offers space, range and comfort and is capable of flying up to 7,000nm (12,964km).

Division Boeing Business Jets offers high-end business jets, including BBJ versions of the 787 Dreamliner, the 777 or the 747-8. Since launching in 1996, Boeing Business Jets has delivered 234 jets while having 260 orders in total.

Competitor Airbus is currently getting ready for the first flight of its new ACJ320neo aircraft. The aircraft, which is based on the A320neo Family, was seen outside Airbus´ Final Assembly Line (FAL) at Hamburg-Finkenwerder a couple weeks ago.

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