Boeing delivers first Aeroloft-integrated BBJ 747-8 with sleeping quarters for eight fliers


Space is one of the most coveted elements on an aircraft, and an aircraft such as the space-efficient Boeing 747-8 already covered up for that. If an Aeroloft were to be integrated into this already spacious aircraft, wouldn’t it be luxury beyond imagination? Well, Boeing collaborated with Greenpoint Technologies of Kirkland, Washington, to build an Aeroloft that provides 393 square feet of additional cabin space, bringing the VIP-configured 747-8 to a total of 5,179 square feet of cabin space. The Aeroloft has been built specifically for the BBJ 747-8 and is located above the main cabin between the airplane’s upper deck and tail. Eight private sleeping berths and a changing room ensure a comfortable rest area during flight.

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The BBJ 747-8 was inaugurated in a small ceremony in Wichita with the airplane’s undisclosed customer and flown to Germany to complete its VIP interior. It looks like there is a lot of demand for extra space as nine 747-8s have already been sold to Head-of-State customers. The aircraft is scheduled to enter service in 2014.
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