The Boeing Company is the number one manufacturer of commercial jet aircraft in the world, and is leading manufacturer of military aircraft and aerospace technology. In 1996 The Boeing Company entered into a joint venture partnership with General Electric Co. to produce the Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) and launch Boeing in the corporate jet market. The Boeing Business Jet, or BBJ, is a high-performance derivative of the commercially successful next-generation 737-700. The Boeing family of aircraft currently includes 88 BBJs in service around the world. The fleet has generated more than 215,000 cumulative flight hours and 84,000 flights while maintaining an industry-leading 99.9 percent dispatch reliability rate.
The BBJ2 is another high-performance business jet derivatives of the commercially popular 737-800. Providing unsurpassed levels of space, comfort and utility, the BBJ cabin offers 807 square feet (75 square meters) of space, nearly three times the interior space of competing models with similar range capability. The Boeing plane, BBJ 2 offers 25 percent more cabin space and twice as much cargo capacity as its sister model.
In addition to the 737-based BBJ BBJ 2 and BBJ 3, Boeing Business Jets also offers VIP versions of the 747-8, 767, 777 and 787. The VIP versions of these new Boeing aircraft include cabin customization that enables the customer to have input as to the number of rooms, type of furniture, cabin layout, bedrooms, bathroom amenities, galley amenities, and the décor. In 2006, Boeing Business Jets' order book stands at 124 jets including 99 BBJs, 14 BBJ 2s, two BBJ 3s and nine wide-body VIP Boeing planes.