The head of Boeing Business Jets said Monday that demand from world leaders, militaries and private VIPs with big wallets could keep demand alive for the company’s 747-8 and 737 Next Generation, reports Steven Trimble of Flight Global.
BBJ President David Longridge was speaking at the European Business Aviation Conference &Exhibition in Geneva.
The Chicago-based company said last month that it is studying a cargo and passenger combination of its C-40, a military version of its 737-700.
On Monday, Longridge also said that his division is studying an ultra-long-range version of a business jet 737 MAX, Flight Global reports.
Also on Monday, the company announced two business jet orders: one for a BBJ (which is based on a 737-700) and one for a BBJ 787-8 Dreamliner.
The company didn’t disclose the customers.
“We are pleased to have such a strong start to 2015, and we know that these two customers will love their airplanes and all the capability and flexibility they provide,” Longridge said in a press release from the company.
The division has logged one other order — for a 787 — this year.
The first BBJ 747-8 entered into service earlier this year
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