Kestrel secures management of another new BBJ 787
Follow-on from its pioneering, world’s first VVIP BBJ 787

Kirkland, WA-based Kestrel Aviation Management has secured the right to manage a new Boeing BBJ 787-8 on behalf of a European investor.

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.

Stephen Vella, 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.

Nohl Martin, EVP, says “Now, span the globe in one leap with these new, powerful, sleek and technologically advanced flying masterpieces.”

BlueSky Business Aviation News | 15th June 2017 | Issue #420