WICHITA, Kan., Aug. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) today celebrated the delivery of the first Aeroloft™ installed on a Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) 747-8.
The Aeroloft™, designed and built by Greenpoint Technologies of Kirkland, Wash., provides 393 square feet (36.5 square meters) of additional cabin space bringing the VIP-configured 747-8 to a total 5,179 square feet (481.2 square meters) of cabin space. It was installed by Boeing Global Transport & Executive Systems (GTES) in Wichita, Kansas.
Developed specifically for the BBJ 747-8, the Aeroloft™ is located above the main cabin between the upper deck and tail of the airplane. It boasts eight private sleeping berths and a changing room providing a comfortable rest area during flight.
Boeing and Greenpoint have worked together for more than a decade developing VIP interior solutions for private and Head-of-State customers. Capt. Steve Taylor, BBJ President, said this project is a special one.