August 29, 2012
Boeing delivers first Aeroloft installed on a BBJ 747-8
Boeing announced the delivery of the first Aeroloft installed on a Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) 747-8. The Aeroloft, designed and built by Greenpoint Technologies of Kirkland, Wash., provides 393 ft² (36.5 m²) of additional cabin space bringing the VIP-configured 747-8 to a total 5,179 ft² (481.2 m²) of cabin space. It was installed by Boeing Global Transport & Executive Systems (GTES) in Wichita, Kansas. Developed specifically for the BBJ 747-8, the Aeroloft is located above the main cabin between the upper deck and tail of the airplane. It boasts eight private sleeping berths and a changing room providing a comfortable rest area during flight.