Wednesday, September 19, 2012

A Peek Inside Boeing's New Three-Story VIP Jet

Only the lesser rich ride Gulfstreams these days. For the really rich, the private jet of choice is a jumbo. Preferrably with two stories and lots of luxury baths.

Boeing recently delivered its Aeroloft, above, a tricked-out 747-8 jet designed by Greenpoint Technologies for a single very rich owner.

The Aeroloft has not just two stories but three, with the elevated "loft” section tucked in between the lower and upper decks. The loft adds an additional 393 square feet to the cabin, bringing its total cabin space to 5,179 square feet. Basically, it’s a McMansion in the sky.

The loft fits eight private sleeping berths and a changing room “providing a comfortable rest area during flight.” It’s ideal for a VIP entourage: the buyer of this particular plane is a Middle Eastern head of state.

Two additional BBJ 747-8s with Aerolofts are scheduled to be delivered in 2012. While the price of the Aerolft hasn't been disclosed, the basic Boeing 747-8s sell for around $350 million (loft not included).

"We're certain all the BBJ 747-8 customers receiving the Aeroloft will be thrilled with this unique and comfortable space," said Capt. Steve Taylor, President of Boeing Business Jet.

Read the rest here.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, pretty snazzy!

    Ben B. will have to hit his Alt-P fat
    finger button so he can have one of these toys to go to Jackson Hole or wherever!