The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner touched down in Basel recently at the end of its 0.85 mach ferry flight from Everett, Seattle. The aircraft will be the very first VVIP completion of the 787-9 model.
The 787-9 Dreamliner’s cabin is 186 feet long and just over 18 feet across, and the jet can carry up to 280 passengers in airline configuration. It can fly up to 9,500 miles nonstop and it can cruise as fast as about 561 mph at an altitude of 40,000 feet.
The interior cabin and exterior livery been developed by the UK’s Andrew Winch Designs aviation team, will be installed at Jet Aviation in Basel, under the direction of the client’s management team EH Aviation Advisors.
The aircraft interior features a master bedroom, bathroom and office suite, a large open-plan dining and living area, as well as separate rooms for guests. It will also be equipped with a state-of-the-art communications system, along with a sophisticated lighting, heating and soundproofing package. Boeing Business Jets president David Longridge described the 787-9 VIP completion as a “milestone project.”
First deliveries of the $257 million jet began this summer.