Subscribe Free
in Business Aviation / Aircraft Interiors

Gore starts work on its first BBJ 787

Posted 16 February 2014 · Add Comment

A BBJ 787-8 has arrived at the Gore Design Completions (GCD) in San Antonio,Texas and is being outfitted for an undisclosed Middle Eastern customer.

The VIP version of the Boeing Dreamliner aircraft was one of two that rolled off the Boeing production line earlier this month as the second and third of the type to be delivered as ‘green’ aircraft to completions centres.
A second BBJ 787 is also due to be delivered to Gore later this year.
GDC’s Mohammed Alzeer,(pictured right)  said, “This is an exciting project that ushers a new era at GDC, we are leading the industry in starting engineering work on 787’s modifications. We will design, engineer, fabricate, and install a state-of-the-art VVIP interior that will match the technological advances of the Boeing B787 aircraft.”
GDC announced the two aircraft deal at NBAA in Las Vegas last year (the second 787 is slated to arrive later this year). Since that announcement, the company worked with Boeing to ramp up training on the product and started tooling for the aircraft. On February 4, GDC received FAA approval to work on the aircraft.
GDC was acquired in May 2013 by an investment group led by Saudi Arabia’s MAZ Aviation.
The double-send off was met with glee by Boeing. "It's terrific to see two BBJ 787s deliver within a week," said Capt. Steve Taylor, president, Boeing Business Jets. "The 787's combination of phenomenal range, high cruise speed, low cabin altitude, big windows and ultra-quiet cabin make the 787 ideal for BBJ customers."
The BBJ 787-8 has a range of about 9,260 nautical miles (17,150 km).
"2014 will be a very exciting year for BBJ with many major milestones to celebrate," Taylor said. "In addition to the deliveries of three more BBJ 787-8s, the first BBJ 747-8 we delivered last year will enter into service with its completed custom interior later in the year."
To date, customers around the world have ordered 13 BBJ 787s, with deliveries occurring from 2018.

Pictured: The interior of the BBJ 787 as it leaves Seattle for Gore's completion centre in Texas ready to be fitted for a Middle Eastern customer. (Picture: Boeing)

 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Gulf Air and Oman Air in codeshare

Gulf Air recently launched a new codeshare agreement with Oman Air, the national carrier of the sultanate of Oman, that sees the airlines' combined frequencies between Bahrain and Muscat increase to 6 daily flights.

Qatar Airways Cargo and DoKaSch sign master agreement

DoKaSch Temperature Solutions, provider of climate-controlled solutions for air shipment of temperature-sensitive cargo, expands its customer base by signing an agreement with Qatar Airways Cargo.

Jazeera Airways brings 'Fantastic Fridays' to Kuwaiti customers

Jazeera Airways has launched 'Fantastic Fridays', an exclusive weekly offer to reward its online customers.

Flyadeal takes delivery of first aircraft and will begin Saudi operations in September

Saudi Arabia's new low fare airline, Flyadeal, has taken delivery of its first aircraft - the first of eight Airbus A320ceo aircraft on order. The aircraft are leased from UAE-based DAE.

Emirates becomes official partner of The 2018 Ryder Cup

Emirates and the European Tour have renewed their existing European Tour Agreement for four years until 2021.

Passenger traffic at DXB rises to near-record eight million in July

Dubai International (DXB) recorded its second busiest month on record for passenger traffic in July with over eight million passengers, according to the monthly traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports.

TAA SK 12MTHS16
See us at
Aviation Africa BT18418DAS BT1105161117DIAC BT1105121117Global Aerospace BT28218Aviation Show 267291117RMIT BT1631817Commercial Aircraft Financing BT2017DASAS BT3006161117AIME BT1204240118