Jet Aviation Basel and Boeing Business Jets Unveils the BBJ 3 on the Static Display at EBACE
Tuesday, 28 May 2013
Basel, Switzerland, Jet Aviation Basel and Boeing Business Jets worked together to show the first BBJ 3 to ever hit the static display at EBACE in Geneva. The BBJ 3 was outfitted at Jet Aviation Basel in 2012 with a custom VIP interior created by the Jet Aviation design studio.

Jet Aviation, which designed and completed the cabin interior of this particular BBJ 3 at its design studio and completions center in Basel, joined Boeing Business Jets unveils ultra-long range corporate aircraft at EBACE 2013.  The owner of the BBJ 3 is selling the aircraft and has left the exterior unpainted for the new owner to select the design.

Accommodating 38 passengers and eight crew members, the BBJ 3 includes a lounge, dining room, staff area and private bedroom  with en-suite  bathroom.  The VVIP interior features real stone vanities, carpeting hand-tufted with silk details, marquetry inlays and metal surfaces treated with a satin champagne gold finish.

“As the first privately owned BBJ 3 to be completed at Jet Aviation Basel, the highly customized cabin interior is finished in a flawless, bright, high-gloss quarter-figured Sycamore wood, with hand-crafted marquetry artwork integrated in the entrance panel,” says Neil Boyle, vice president of the Completions Center at Jet Aviation Basel.

Jet Aviation Basel has outfitted Boeing aircraft since 1978 and became a Boeing Authorized Completions and Maintenance Service Center in 1996.  The company has delivered 24 completed  Boeing aircraft since partnering  with Boeing, including BBJ 1, BBJ 2, BBJ 3, B757-200, B767-200, B767-300, B747-400 and B747-SP  aircraft.

Adds Jet Aviation Group president  Dan Clare, “Our working partnership with Boeing has been  very productive and we will continue delivering quality work and craftsmanship for the benefit of our mutual customers.”

As the newest and largest aircraft in the Boeing family of business jets, the BBJ 3 is based  on the 737-900ER (Extended Range) airliner and is particularly noted for its cabin, measuring 107.3  feet long, 11.7 feet wide and 7.1 feet high (32.7m  x 3.57m  x 2.16m).

"The BBJ 3 has a range of 4,900  nautical miles, which exceeds  that of other business jets in its class.  This range  advantage  is why the  BBJ3  has  out sold its direct competitor by seven  to one,”  said Capt.  Steve Taylor, president,  BBJ.  “Our  customers demand  airplanes  with  great  performance,  enabling  them  to conduct  business around the world.”

With over 30 years of experience in painting and protecting aircraft from corrosion, Jet Aviation Basel offers a wide selection of exterior paint liveries through its on-site Paint Shop.