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Boeing Business Jets unveils interior concepts for the 747-8 VIP airplane
domain-b.com (India) ^ | 25 May 2007 | Staff

Posted on 05/29/2007 10:50:32 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative

Geneva: Boeing Business Jets has unveiled design concepts for the 747-8 VIP airplane, which is based on the new, technologically advanced Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental. The company's concept renderings, which debuted at the European Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition in Geneva, include opulent features such as vaulted ceilings, spiral staircases and video wall displays.

"With more than 5,000 square feet of cabin space, the new 747-8 VIP jet epitomizes incomparable luxury and operational flexibility," said Steven Hill, president of Boeing Business Jets. "The 747-8 VIP builds on the proud legacy of the 747 and incorporates the advanced technology of the 787 Dreamliner. It is a proven design with the operational flexibility to fly into most airports throughout the world."

The VIP version of the 747-8 Intercontinental provides a cabin with 4,786 square feet of space. The new SkyLoft area, which is located above the main cabin between the upper deck and tail of the 747-8 VIP, provides a potential of 881 square feet of cabin space and gives owners the opportunity to create unique personal suites, private offices and recreational spaces.

With SkyLoft, the VIP-configured 747-8 offers a total of 5,667 square feet of cabin space and can carry 100 passengers and fly up to 9,260 nautical miles (17,150 km). The airplane also is the fastest large-cabin business jet, capable of cruising at Mach 0.86.

Boeing does not design or install interiors in VIP airplanes but delivers them "green," meaning the airplane does not have interior furnishings or exterior paint. Customers then work with certified designers and interior completion centers to develop personalized interiors.

Earlier this year, Boeing Business Jets unveiled interior concepts for the new 787 VIP jet, which is based on the most successfully launched commercial airplane, the 787 Dreamliner.

The 747-8 VIP jet is the only large airplane in its class that fits today's airport infrastructure, giving its owners the flexibility to fly to more destinations. Building on the current 747's capability to fly into most airports worldwide, the 747-8 VIP uses the same pilot type ratings, services and most ground support equipment.

There are currently 22 747s in VIP use today.

To date, undisclosed customers have ordered four 747-8 VIP airplanes. The first commercial version of the 747-8 is scheduled to enter service in 2010.


TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: 747; aerospace; boeing

1 posted on 05/29/2007 10:50:34 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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2 posted on 05/29/2007 10:52:42 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Paleo Conservative

“It looks like a French whorehouse.”


3 posted on 05/29/2007 10:54:21 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: onedoug

You should see the picutures of the inside of Putin’s plane.


4 posted on 05/29/2007 10:55:52 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Paleo Conservative

I want one. The 744 has always been my favorite..


5 posted on 05/29/2007 10:56:48 PM PDT by cardinal4
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To: Paleo Conservative

AlGore might need one to spread his message, wonder how many carbon credits he’ll have to buy from himself to feel virtuous LOL


6 posted on 05/29/2007 11:00:18 PM PDT by 1066AD
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To: Paleo Conservative

Now I can Start a VIP Carbon Credit Business... I see the Potential Like Boeing... Sky’s the Limit!


7 posted on 05/29/2007 11:00:31 PM PDT by philly-d-kidder (In the theatre..in Kuwait!)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Top Ten Features of the New Airbus A380

More service areas so flight attendants can ignore you from shorter distancesGarrett G, Carmel

Full scale Civil War reenactmentsMichelle O, Las Vegas, NV

Taxi service to the bathroomCharlie B, Gainesboro, TN

Can travel on the same plane with your ex-wife and not worry about running into herJohn M, Walnut Creek

To save on fuel costs, runs entirely on Diet Coke and MentosRob K, Dyer, IN

Peanuts the size of watermelonsRandy K, Scottsdale, AZ

On-board rehab facilities for pilotsTim S, McKeesport, PA

In case of extended wait on tarmac, easily transforms to an EconolodgeGreg L, Bakersfield, CA

Washrooms are spacious enough to accomodate Ralph Fiennes and “guest”John P, Burlington

Much larger snakes Fred B, Liverpool, NY

http://www.cbs.com/latenight/lateshow/top_ten/contest/index/php/20070331.phtml


8 posted on 05/29/2007 11:01:06 PM PDT by garjog (Used to be liberals were just people to disagree with. Now they are a threat to our existence.)
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To: cardinal4

I liked the 747-127.


9 posted on 05/29/2007 11:02:00 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: cardinal4
I liked the 747-127.


10 posted on 05/29/2007 11:02:24 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Paleo Conservative
It the winglets. I watched a Southern Air take of at DFW a few months ago. What a beautiful airplane. I like the big AirBusses , too. That A333 is another gorgeous airplane. But the 744 is still tops..
11 posted on 05/29/2007 11:14:27 PM PDT by cardinal4
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To: Paleo Conservative

Must be the design for the Saudi Royal Family.


12 posted on 05/29/2007 11:15:48 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: Paleo Conservative

Used to see one like that parked at Love Field for flights to Hawaii. Beautiful.


13 posted on 05/29/2007 11:17:15 PM PDT by mgstarr (KZ-6090 Smith W.)
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To: Paleo Conservative
My favorite Airbus-Air Greenland is starting service to BWI..

My favorite 744-UAL


14 posted on 05/29/2007 11:20:57 PM PDT by cardinal4
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To: Paleo Conservative
What's up with that ladder?


15 posted on 05/30/2007 12:33:43 AM PDT by Kirkwood
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To: Kirkwood

post #15 — it’s to reach the wine rack.


16 posted on 05/30/2007 3:59:24 AM PDT by G-Man 1
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To: Paleo Conservative
Because I have never operated business jets I have not added any pollution to the atmosphere. I have therefore built up millions of units of carbon off-sets.

I offer these off-sets for sale to people who fly in executive jets. Beginning this fall I will offer carbon off-sets to passengers who fly on commercial airlines.

For a small fee I will transfer units of off-set credits to your account in the Algore National Off-set Bank.

17 posted on 05/30/2007 4:52:53 AM PDT by R.W.Ratikal
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To: Paleo Conservative

Gotta love them BBJ’s. The only problem is, what happens during the inevitable air turbulence? Do pax wear seat belts while sitting at the table or reclining on that lounge?


18 posted on 05/30/2007 6:15:38 AM PDT by phantomworker (It is better to be of a humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.)
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To: phantomworker

Ah hell, I was just going to compensate for my small penis by buying the 737 BBJ for $40 Million, now they are going to have an even bigger BBJ??? Guess I’ll have to keep saving... sigh.


19 posted on 05/30/2007 6:22:34 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: G-Man 1

“post #15 — it’s to reach the wine rack.”

Nice try, but who would ever put wine up where you need to climb a ladder to reach it? Still wondering what that ladder is really for.


20 posted on 05/30/2007 6:52:17 AM PDT by Kirkwood
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To: Kirkwood

There appears to be a bookshelf at the top of the ladder.


21 posted on 05/30/2007 7:12:50 AM PDT by -=SoylentSquirrel=- (Bacon is the only thing that keeps me sane.)
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To: Paleo Conservative
The first version shows a center staircase. I thought this version of the 747 had moved the staircase off-center. Looks like something from the 1980s they found in a file updated with flat-screen monitors.

I guess it just shows money and taste don’t necessarily overlap.

22 posted on 05/30/2007 7:17:40 AM PDT by PAR35
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To: Kirkwood

747’s have those upstairs pods; that’d be why there’s the stairway.


23 posted on 05/30/2007 7:22:05 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (...forward this to your 10 very best friends....)
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To: ErnBatavia

They’re asking about the ladder, not the stairway.


24 posted on 05/30/2007 7:35:06 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: DuncanWaring; Kirkwood
Oh, I see that now...hard to tell by the picture, but maybe someone was striving for "southwest" decor.

There are tons of Santa Fe style homes here in the desert, and it's pretty standard - for whatever reason - to have a ladder perched against the chimney or an upper landing.

(I didn't see a seatbelt on it either!)


25 posted on 05/30/2007 7:48:40 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (...forward this to your 10 very best friends....)
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To: onedoug

That’s what I was thinking. Don’t the ultra-rich have any freaking taste at all?


26 posted on 05/30/2007 7:55:27 AM PDT by -YYZ-
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To: ErnBatavia
There are tons of Santa Fe style homes here in the desert, and it's pretty standard - for whatever reason - to have a ladder perched against the chimney or an upper landing.

I am in Arizona, and every other house in the wealthier parts of town looks like that. I guess it is supposed to make it look like you and your Indian tribe are going to climb up and have a war dance on top of your version of Montezuma's Castle.

I've always disliked the "adobe fortress" style of architecture. We're building a house now that is totally contemporary. My wife and I agree, there will not be so much as a Navajo rug in it.

--ccm

27 posted on 05/30/2007 8:16:59 AM PDT by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: -=SoylentSquirrel=-

“There appears to be a bookshelf at the top of the ladder.”

Yeah, I think you are right. The books are all bound the same like legal journals would be. That ladder should run on a track though, instead of just leaning up against the books.


28 posted on 05/30/2007 9:58:13 AM PDT by Kirkwood
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To: Kirkwood
A ladder is de rigeur for any well appointed study.


29 posted on 05/31/2007 11:49:47 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (USAF, TAC, 12th AF, 366 TFW, 366 MG, 366 CRS, Mtn Home AFB, 1978-81)
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To: onedoug

COOOOL!


30 posted on 05/31/2007 11:51:03 AM PDT by Dead Dog
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To: Kirkwood
What's up with that ladder?

Well, duh ... it's obviously leading to the hidden loft bed behind the ugly bamboo shade.

And, because we're talking ultra-rich folks here, there are probably other amenities up there as well:


31 posted on 05/31/2007 12:02:32 PM PDT by r9etb
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