The planes “can fly more than halfway around the world without stopping, farther than any business jet ever built,” the company said in a statement.
Boeing Lunches Jet Capable Of World’s Longest FlightBoeing has unveiled its newest line of business jets, which the company says will allow VIP travelers to fly nonstop between “any two cities on Earth.”
The BBJ 777X planes will have a range of 11,645 nautical miles (21,570 km), enabling them to offer the longest commercial flight in the world.
Depending on which routes the jets are used on, the new models mean Boeing could wrestle the crown for farthest nonstop travel away from Airbus.
Earlier this year, Singapore Airlines resumed its 17-hour flights between London and Singapore on Airbus A350-900 ULR (Ultra-Long Range) jets.
But the distance traveled on the record-breaking flights is a mere 9,000 nautical miles (16,700 kilometers), putting it below the range Boeing’s new jets are capable of.