Boeing launches BBJ MAX family

April 3, 2014 1:31 am

US planemaker Boeing has launched the Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) MAX family of airplanes after receiving the first order from an undisclosed customer. The BBJ MAX 8 will have a range of 6,325 nautical miles (11,713 km), an increase of more than 800 nautical miles (1,482 km) over the BBJ2. The new BBJ family also will include the BBJ MAX 9, based on the 737 MAX 9, and is expected to offer a 6,255 nautical mile (11,584 km) range with an even larger cabin than the BBJ MAX 8. Plans for a BBJ MAX 7 are still being studied, said Boeing.