The new Boeing 787-8 from China’s HNA Aviation Group that’s ready for a July debut, is definitely competing to de-throne previous holders of the title. Offering a palatial expanse of 2,400 sq. ft. to as many as 39 passengers, the 787 BBJ has a range of close to 9,800 miles even when laden with passengers, luggage and fuel.Kestrel Aviation Management oversaw the creation of this airborne palace. The company’s CEO Stephen Vella told Business Insider that the plane can reach virtually any destination on Earth.
While many 787s have been converted from passengers’ service to private use jets in the past, this is the first Dreamliner to be built specifically as a Boeing Business Jet, according to Vella.
Vella also disclosed that Kestral and their partners Pierrejean Design Studios and Greenpoint Technologies had to design and engineer the interior of the aircraft from scratch. The interior took a year to engineer as well as another year and a half to fabricate and install.