The Boeing Business Jet series are variants of Boeing jet airliners for the corporate jet market. The Boeing Business Jet is a 50/50 partnership between Boeing Commercial Airplanes and GE Aviation.
The BBJ designation denotes the business jets based upon the 737 series airliners. These aircraft usually seat between 25 and 50 passengers within a luxurious configuration. This may include a master bedroom, a washroom with showers, a conference/dining area, and a living area. Boeing Business Jets also has corporate jet configurations based on the 777, 787 and the 747-8 Intercontinental, which are known as 777 VIP, 787 VIP, and 747-8 VIP, respectively.
BBJ, or less frequently BBJ1, is based on the 737-700, and formed the basis for the 737-700ER. This was the initial variant. In United States Navy service, this is known as the C-40B Clipper.
BBJ2 is based on the 737-800.
BBJ3 is based on the 737-900ER.
BBJ C is a variant of the BBJ featuring the “quick change” capabilities of the 737-700C. This allows the aircraft to be used for executive duty during one flight, and to be quickly reconfigured for cargo duty for the next flight.
BBJ MAX 8 and BBJ MAX 9 are proposed variants of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 9 with new CFM LEAP-1B engines and advanced winglets providing 13% better fuel burn; the BBJ MAX 8 will have a 6,325 nautical miles (7,279 mi; 11,714 km) range and the BBJ MAX 9 a 6,255 nautical miles (7,198 mi; 11,584 km) range. The BBJ MAX 7 was unveiled in October 2016 and will have a 7,000 nautical miles (8,100 mi; 13,000 km) range, with 10% lower operating costs than the original BBJ while having a longer cabin and more under-floor baggage space.
Boeing 777-200LR BBJ. A Boeing 777 Worldliner in VIP configuration
747 VIP: version of the 747-8 ordered by the Boeing Business Jet division. There are currently seven orders for this aircraft. The VIP 747 is delivered by BBJ in a “green” condition, meaning there are no interior furnishings so that the owner can design it to personal preference. This plane has a range of 9,260 nmi (17,150 km).
777 VIP: version of the 777 ordered by the Boeing Business Jet division. It is a modified version of the 777-200LR, and Boeing 777X with a range of 10,100 nmi (18,700 km).
787 VIP: version of the 787-8/-9 ordered by the Boeing Business Jet division. There are 15 orders for this aircraft. As with the 747, the VIP 787 is delivered by BBJ in a “green” condition. The −8 has a range of 9,955 nmi (18,437 km) and the −9 has a range of 9,500 nmi (17,594 km).
This one below is an image of how the 737 MAX 7 BBJ should look with that amazing panoramic window behind the wings! I think it’s very nice, what are your thoughts?
Image source: http://www.jetforums.net/threads/news-boeing-introduces-max-7-bbj.2224/