BEIJING: China is a burgeoning market for Boeing Business Jets where the US giant has tripled its fleet to 29 aircraft, a senior company official said. "The figure shows that the BBJ fleet has tripled [in China] over the last five years in this burgeoning market," said Greg Laxton, vice president with Boeing Business Jets, at the 2017 Asian Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition. "We are confident that strong growth will continue in China.
We expect the new BBJ MAX family to be very popular in this market with additional cabin space and significant range increases," state-run Xinhua news agency quoted Greg as saying. Boeing said the BBJ fleet in China would continue to expand in 2017 with two BBJs, one BBJ 2 and one BBJ 787 entering service.
In 2018, two BBJ MAX 8s will be delivered to customers. Boeing Business Jets has signed an agreement with Ameco Beijing to serve as an official BBJ Warranty Service Center.
The agreement allows BBJ customers in China to receive customised support for their aircraft. "We are committed to offering world-class customer support to customers in China.
This new agreement is another way for them to access support that is fast and customised to their specific needs," Laxton said. Boeing and GE jointly initiated Boeing Business Jets in 1996. Till date the company has more than 400 jets in operation worldwide.