Business

August 29, 2012

Boeing celebrates delivery of first Aeroloft(tm) installed on a BBJ 747-8

boeing-aeroflot

Boeing today celebrated the delivery of the first Aeroloft(tm) installed on a Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) 747-8 Aug. 29.

The Aeroloft(tm), designed and built by Greenpoint Technologies of Kirkland, Wash., provides 393 square feet (36.5 square meters) of additional cabin space bringing the VIP-configured 747-8 to a total 5,179 square feet (481.2 square meters) of cabin space. It was installed by Boeing Global Transport & Executive Systems in Wichita, Kansas.

Developed specifically for the BBJ 747-8, the Aeroloft(tm) is located above the main cabin between the upper deck and tail of the airplane. It boasts eight private sleeping berths and a changing room providing 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. Capt. Steve Taylor, BBJ President, said this project is a special one.

“The Aeroloft is one of the more innovative and exciting projects on which we’ve collaborated with Greenpoint,” said Taylor. “We’re certain all the BBJ 747-8 customers receiving the Aeroloft will be thrilled with this unique and comfortable space.”

Two additional BBJ 747-8s with Greenpoint’s Aeroloft(tm) 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. It’s scheduled to enter service in 2014.

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




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
Courtesy photograph

Lockheed Martin acquires high-speed wind tunnel, plans upgrades

Courtesy photograph A RATTLRS cruise-missile inlet undergoes testing at the High Speed Wind Tunnel at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control in Grand Prairie. Lockheed Martin recently purchased the facility and plans numerou...
 
 
Lockheed Martin photograph by Andrew McMurtrie

Off they go: Three more C-130Js delivered

Lockheed Martin photograph by Andrew McMurtrie March 19, a U.S. Air Force crew took delivery of and ferried an MC-130J Commando II Special Operations tanker aircraft that is assigned to Air Force Special Operations Command’s ...
 
 

Northrop to provide DIRCM for Canadian Chinook fleet

Northrop Grumman has been selected by the Royal Canadian Air Force to provide infrared missile protection on its fleet of CH-147F Chinooks. “Battle-tested in the harshest conditions and in use around the world, Northrop Grumman’s infrared countermeasure systems have been protecting warfighters for more than 50 years,” said Carl Smith, vice president, infrared countermeasures, ...
 

 

UTC Aerospace awarded contract for surface ship sonar domes

UTC Aerospace Systems has received a contract from the Naval Surface Warfare Center – Crane, Indiana, to provide sonar domes for surface combat ships. The five-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract is valued at up to $39 million and covers deliveries through 2020 to the U.S. Navy and foreign military sales. In addition to the...
 
 

General Dynamics-built digital modular radios connect with Army Manpack radio

The General Dynamics Mission Systems-built four-channel Digital Modular Radios successfully completed a Mobile User Objective System satellite communications test at the General Dynamics MUOS test facility in Scottsdale, Ariz. Using the MUOS satellite communications and ground station simulators, the DMR radio successfully completed voice calls and data transmission to and from the DMR to an...
 
 

General Dynamics awarded $23 million for Buffalo vehicle upgrades

The U.S. Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command awarded General Dynamics Land Systems a $22.7 million contract for updates and revisions to all logistic requirements and data in support of the Buffalo A2 M1272 vehicle. General Dynamics Land Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics. The Buffalo A2 is a heavily armored truck specifically designed...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>