THE AIRFORCE - AIRCRAFT - BOEING 737-7ED (BBJ)
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Boeing 737-7ED (BBJ)
Based on the Boeing 737-700, the SAAF's BBJ is named the Inkwazi (Fish Eagle) and is registered as ZS-RSA. The aiorcraft arrived in south Africa at AFB Waterkloof on 21 October 2002.
It is primarily used to transport the South African President and his entourage.
Jet Aviation of Basel, Switzerland, designed and outfitted the aircraft. According to Jet Aviation, the aircraft's interior, which seats up to 18 passengers and six crewmembers, is designed with a contemporary theme, influenced by Africa. The BBJ's interior consists of four sections, including a lounge with a convertible bed, an adjoining master office, a senior executive office and executive space in addition to a crew rest area, storage area, full galley and lavatory. The cockpit and cabin are outfitted with communication tools including SATCOM, telephone, telefax and Airshow. A passenger information system providing safety briefings, en-route visual information and other information is installed.
- BBJ press kit.pdf (23kb)