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See the luxe cabin designed for Boeing's more than $400 million BBJ 777X private jet targeting the world's wealthiest

See the luxe cabin designed for Boeing's more than $400 million BBJ 777X private jet targeting the world's wealthiest
  • Lufthansa Technik unveiled a cabin design for Boeing's newest business jet.

  • The interior includes luxe finishings like a private bedroom, a rainfall shower, and first class suites.

  • The more than $400 million BBJ 777X was unveiled in 2018 and is expected to enter service in 2025.

Ahead of last month's Dubai Airshow, Lufthansa Technik AG unveiled a new luxury design for Boeing's upcoming BBJ 777-9 business jet.

Boeing Business Jets is the company's private aviation arm and produces a line of private planes based on its commercial airliners, including the BBJ 737 MAX, the BBJ 787, and the upcoming BBJ 777X.

Named the CelestialSTAR and primarily targeting Middle Eastern royal families, the long-awaited 777X design looks like a palace with a modern flair.

It will cover more than 3,600 square feet of living space and is "specifically tailored to the requirements of a new generation of VVIP and head-of-state aircraft."

The ultra-wealthy can start enjoying the cabin come 2025 once the 777X enters service, which comes after years of production delays.

Take a look a the design.

The BBJ 777-9 is part of the 777X family, which has been in production since 2013.

BBJ 777X.
BBJ 777X.Boeing

Other versions in development are the 777-8 and the 777-9 passenger variants, and the 777-8F freighter.

The BBJ version was unveiled in 2018.

The more than $400 million jetliner is expected to take its inaugural flight with Emirates in 2025.

Emirates Boeing 777X rendering.
Emirates Boeing 777X rendering.Boeing

Boeing has faced myriad challenges during the development of its 777X.

These include the pandemic, supply chain problems, and the 737 MAX crashes, with Boeing estimating in July that the program had at least $1 billion in "abnormal costs."

Despite the delays, the 777X has secured hundreds of orders, including its first for the BBJ 777X in May 2023.

Boeing 777X airplane on display.
A Boeing 777-9 on display at the Paris Airshow in June 2023.Taylor Rains/Business Insider

Airlines including Qatar Airways, Lufthansa, Etihad Airways, Singapore Airlines, and Cathay Pacific Airways make up the more than 360 orders for the 777X.

Emirates added another 90 777X planes to its order book during the Dubai Airshow, bringing its total backlog to 205 of the twin-engine jetliners, Investors Business Daily reported.

The giant aircraft is expected to host VIPs like celebrities and heads of state, so it'll need a luxe interior to match its clientele.

Boeing 777X.
The Boeing 777X has unique folding wingtips that allow it to fit in the same airport gate space as its 777 predecessor.AP Photo/Ted S. Warren

For the first BBJ 777-9 order, the company did not disclose the buyer but said governments typically purchase large business planes like this, FlightGlobal reported.

"The BBJ 777-9 is the largest aircraft type newly available on the market and thus simply predestined for its role as successor to the BBJ 747 as the most popular aircraft for heads of state, many of which are among our loyal customers for decades," Lufthansa Technik's sales director Middle East VIP & special aircraft services, Hassan Gasim, said.

Lufthansa Technik explained its flagship feature of the design is the Private Suite.

The sink in the private bathroom of the suite.
The sink in the private bathroom of the suite.Lufthansa Technik AG

The giant space includes a private bedroom, bathroom, and "Work&Balance" area.

Specifically, this "cocoon" can "merge into a self-contained retreat" thanks to the sliding doors.

The bedroom has a king-sized bed and beige walls. Blue, white, and green linens on the bed.
The CelestialSTAR bedroom.Lufthansa Technik AG

Lufthansa Technik notes the jet's specially designed windows make guests feel like they're at home and not at 30,000 feet.

The doors lead to the full bathroom complete with a massive rainfall shower.

The bathroom with a giant rainfall shower and beige walls with a purple flower on the counter next to the sink.
The rainfall shower is huge.Lufthansa Technik AG

According to Lufthansa Technik, the rain and massage shower is the largest ever designed for a business jet.

The 777X's circle-shaped suite can also be transformed into an entertainment center.

The 180-degree digital artwork is displayed on the curve of the bedroom's wall. Another photo shows the same but with a TV instead.
Passengers have options like a television or a 180-degree digital artwork to be displayed on the curve of the bedroom's wall.Lufthansa Technik AG

Special technology can create an "almost immersive wellness and entertainment world."

Movie screens, 180-degree images of the next travel destination, and digital art can all be installed inside the cocoon, according to Lufthansa Technik.

Meanwhile, the "Work&Balance" area next to the suite uses the jet's massive cabin width and is intended to be multifunctional.

Guests can gather around the head desk or sit in groups on the couches and swivel chairs.
Guests can gather around the head desk or sit in groups on the couches and swivel chairs.Lufthansa Technik AG

The Boeing 777X will have one of the widest cabins of any twinjet airliner, giving designers much space to work with.

Notice the trapezoidal wall decor at the back of this office-like space, which can be closed using an "invisible mechanism."

The lounge with the trapezoidal shelves closed.
This concept image shows the shelves on the back wall closed.Lufthansa Technik AG

The room also features two swivel chairs, two divans, and a headdesk.

Separating the flagship suite and work space from the rest of the jet is the Celestial Lounge.

The entrace to the jet with a bar and couches.
This room acts as a lobby.Lufthansa Technik

According to Lufthansa Technik, this room creates a "perfect first impression" and is intended to be a warm welcome to VIP guests.

This room is essentially the plane's lobby, complete with a bar and couches.

The couches in the lobby.
The sitting area in the Celestial Lounge.Lufthansa Technik AG

"Intermediate doors shield guests aesthetically and acoustically from the outer functional doors of the aircraft cabin, creating an all-around pleasant feeling of space in abundance," the company explained.

Beyond the Celestial Lounge is the "Conference&Dining" room.

The "Conference&Dining" room onboard the 777X with chairs surrouding the circle table.
Lufthansa Technik said the monitors can be retracted into the table.Lufthansa Technik AG

Lufthansa Technik took inspiration for the 777X from the Middle East, and this specific room meets the requirements of a "majlis," or a "traditional Middle Eastern gathering and meeting room," according to the company.

The included table means guests can use the space for dining or conferences, and the chairs can swivel as needed.

The dining layout with a circle table and chairs.
The dining layout.Lufthansa Technik AG

The conference layout has monitors that can be lowered into the table to create a dining setting, according to Lufthansa Technik.

Because the luxe cabin targets Middle Eastern royal families, a few passenger cabins have been created to host a large entourage.

The premium economy "Entourage Area."
The premium economy "Entourage Area."Lufthansa Technik AG

The first half of the aircraft is mostly living and meeting space, while the second half is passenger seating for people like "advisory staff or other personnel."

This includes six first class "Deluxe Suites," as well as 32 business class seats and 36 premium economy seats.

The "Deluxe Suite" first class.
The first class "Deluxe Suite."Lufthansa Technik AG

Designed for "high-ranking ministers or state guests," Lufthansa Technik's "Deluxe Suites" at the front of the cabin are first-class-like compartments.

The business class cabin is known as the "Executive Area," while the premium economy cabin is the "Entourage Area."

The Executive Area business class.
The business class "Executive Area."Lufthansa Technik AG

"The CelestialSTAR cabin design is the first of its kind to be derived directly from the BBJ 777-9 design data provided by Boeing Business Jets," the company said. "This ensures the technical feasibility of the design from the outset because only 100% correct dimensions were used as a basis."

Lufthansa Technik isn't the only company to release a 777X interior concept.

Boeing BBJ 777X Greenpoint Technologies BBJ 777X   Lounge
One of the lounges from Greenpoint Technologies' design.Greenpoint Technologies

Three design firms, Greenpoint Technologies, Jet Aviation, and Unique Aircraft Design, released cabin designs for the 777X back in 2018, which include similarly luxurious bedrooms, lounges, and bathrooms.

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