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Paris Air Show: GKN and Boeing to complete 737 BBJ for Dutch government

Posted 21 June 2017 · Add Comment

GKN's Fokker business and Boeing Business Jets have today signed a contract for the design and completion of the interior of a new Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) for the Dutch government.



The aircraft will be used to transport government officials and the Dutch Royal family. The 737BBJ is the successor to the Fokker 70 PH-KBX of the Dutch government that has been in service for more than 20 years.

Under the contract, which was signed at the Paris Air Show, Fokker Techniek in Woensdrecht will design and complete the aircraft’s interior. The 737 Boeing Business Jet will be configured for 24 passengers, split into two cabins (12 VIP, 12 staff) and include a crew rest area and bathroom. The interior will include the latest SatCom technologies. Boeing and Fokker Techniek have closely collaborated on the offer for the delivery of the new Government aircraft.

Both companies have worked together before on conversion and completion projects for Boeing Business Jets. Interior design activities will start immediately, and the completed aircraft will be delivered to the Dutch Government in 2019.

"We are very pleased that GKN has been selected to complete the Dutch Head-of-State 737 Boeing Business Jet,” said Greg Laxton, President, Boeing Business Jets. “We are confident that the customer will be thrilled with the completed product and enjoy the BBJ’s range, cabin space and unmatched airplane performance.”

Hans Büthker CEO of Fokker said: “We are truly honoured to be selected by Boeing Business Jets to design and complete the interior of the new 737 BBJ for the Netherlands. Fokker Techniek employees are very proud to be involved again in the aircraft for the Dutch Government. We look forward to extending our longstanding relationship with Boeing Business Jets during this prestigious project.”

 

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