Kirkland, WA-based Kestrel Aviation Management
has secured the right to manage a new Boeing BBJ 787-8 on behalf of a European
Kestrel secured this business based on its
previous role of purchasing, co-designing, modifying and selling on a turn-key
basis the world’s first BBJ 787 on behalf of another investor. The ground
breaking, innovative cabin, unveiled by Kestrel at EBACE in 2016, continues to
receive accolades from the media including shortlisting for a Crystal Cabin
Award, the corporate aircraft industry and its current operator and has
generated significant leads for Kestrel from potential customers.
The aircraft, powered by General Electric
GEnx-1B engines will enter production at Boeing next year and will be ready for
delivery in January 2019.
This 787, with standard BBJ specification and
capable of flying non-stop between any two points in the world, is immediately
available for sale “as is” or with a technical assistance package offered by
Kestrel’s affiliate, Camber Aviation Management Ltd, which includes Boeing
production oversight, cabin design, cabin specification development,
modification management and entry into service assistance, including all
associated contractual negotiations.
Kestrel’s Chief Executive said “Kestrel curated the world’s first VVIP BBJ 787
to be sold and set the bar for all future VVIP widebody cabin modifications. We
are honoured to be retained to sell another new BBJ 787 and offer another
outstanding cabin solution on a turn-key basis together with our trusted
partners. The timing is perfect; this is a unique opportunity for a buyer to
secure a bespoke BBJ 787-8 in the shortest possible time. We can replicate the
cabin of our first BBJ 787, for which we manage the intellectual property
rights, or develop another cabin solution from scratch with minimum risk.”
Kestrel’s unique knowledge of the BBJ 787 and
the design and modification of its cabin could see another exceptional corporate
787 ready for service as soon as December 2019.
EVP, says “Now, span the globe in one leap with these new, powerful, sleek and
technologically advanced flying masterpieces.”