Jakarta (ANTARA News) - New presidential aircraft Boeing Business Jet 2 (BBJ2) for the activities of Indonesian president is expected to arrive at Jakartas Halim Perdanakusuma airport on Thursday.

Data acquired from Halim Perdanakusuma airport said the aircraft was purchased at the price of around US$91.2 million or equivalent to Rp820 billion.

According to Aerospace Technology website www.aerospace-technology.com, the Boeing Business Jet 2 is an evolution of the BBJ family, providing a 25 percent increase in cabin volume and 100 percent increase in cargo volume compared to the BBJ1.

The aircraft are manufactured at the Boeing Commercial Airplane Group manufacturing facilities at Renton in Washington, the United States.

Manufactured in 2013, the ultra-long range BBJ2 has 25 percent more interior space and two times baggage space. Also, named the next generation 737-800, the Boeing Business Jet 2 is 19.2 feet longer than the successful 737.

Capable of traveling large legs, the BBJ2 has a strong powerhouse, powered by two General Electric/Snecma (CFMI) CFM56-7 engines. Each produces 27,300 lbs of thrust. 5,750 nautical-mile trips are possible at Mach 0.82.

The cockpit of the BBJ2 comes fitted with Honeywells digital avionics system with triple IRS and dual digital air data computers.

The panel is centered around six large screen EFIS LCD displays. The BBJ2s technologically advanced cockpit includes dual FMS, dual Rockwell Collins Series 900 VHF comm/nav with DME, HF comms, ADF, GPS, MLS and WXR-700X weather radar.

The interior configuration could typically include an executive office, conference rooms, private offices and bedrooms.

Editor: Aditia Maruli Radja
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