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Boeing launches business jet capable of world’s longest flight

1500,1500-576aee69ba644d6c83205b46767f2254-boeing-787-private-vip-jet-1500cBoeing has unveiled its newest line of business jets, which the company says will allow VIP travelers to fly nonstop between “any two cities on Earth.” The BBJ 777X planes will have a range of 11,645 nautical miles (21,570 km), enabling them to offer the longest commercial flight in the world. Depending on which routes the jets are used on, the new models mean Boeing could wrestle the crown for farthest nonstop travel away from Airbus. Earlier this year, Singapore Airlines resumed its 17-hour flights between London and Singapore on Airbus A350-900 ULR (Ultra-Long Range) jets. “Our most exclusive customers want to travel with the best space and comfort and fly directly to their destination. The new BBJ 777X will be able to do this like no other airplane before it, redefining ultra-long range VIP travel,” Greg Laxton, head of Boeing Business Jets, added at the Middle East Business Aviation Association Show (MEBAA). The jets could be used to connect New York City with Perth in Western Australia, a journey which currently requires a connection and takes more than a day to make.

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