Boeing delivers Aeroloft installed on a BBJ 747-8

WICHITA, Kan., 30 Aug. 2012. Boeing (NYSE: BA) has delivered the first Aeroloft cabin addition installed on a Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) 747-8.

Aug 30th, 2012
Aeroloft
WICHITA, Kan., 30 Aug. 2012. Boeing (NYSE: BA) has delivered the first Aeroloft cabin addition installed on a Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) 747-8. The Aeroloft, which was designed and built by Greenpoint Technologies of Kirkland, Wash., provides 393 square feet of additional cabin space bringing the VIP-configured 747-8 to a total 5,179 square feet of cabin space. It was installed by Boeing Global Transport & Executive Systems (GTES) in Wichita, Kansas. Developed specifically for the BBJ 747-8, the Aeroloft is located above the main cabin between the upper deck and tail of the airplane. It includes eight private sleeping berths and a changing room to provide a comfortable rest area during flight. Boeing and Greenpoint have worked together for more than a decade developing VIP interior solutions for private and Head-of-State customers.

Two additional BBJ 747-8s with Greenpoint's Aeroloft are scheduled to deliver in 2012.

After a small ceremony in Wichita with the airplane's undisclosed customer, the BBJ 747-8 was flown by Capt. Taylor and BBJ chief pilot, Capt. Rene Gonzales, to Lufthansa Technik in Hamburg, Germany for completion of its VIP interior. The aircraft is scheduled to enter service in 2014.

To date, nine BBJ 747-8s have been sold to Head-of-State customers.

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