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Name: BOEING BUSINESS JET CORPORATION
7JetSet7 Code: BJC
Status: Operational
Region: NORTH AMERICA
City: SEATTLE
Country: USA
Employees 50
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BJC-2004-01-A
BJC-2004-01-B
BJC-2004-01-C
BJC-2004-01-D
BJC-2011-10 - VIP INTERIOR FOR DER
BJC-2014-01 - 787-8 BBJ
BJC-2014-12 - BOEING BBJ MAX8

BOEING BUSINESS JET DIVISION.

"Boeing Business Jets: All Dressed Up, Everywhere to Go!"

October 2008: 1 order 747 VIP from Boeing Business Jets (BJC).

January 1999: 1 737-7BJ BBJ (CFM56-7B20) (179-30076, /99
VP-CZT), Atlas Air (TLS) wet-leased.

(Note: This airplane was originally acquired by Michael Chowdry, Chairman and Chief Executive officer (CEO) of Atlas Air (TLS). Captain Steve Taylor, (ex-Boeing (TBC) at the time) was employed as its Chief Pilot to fly this airplane. In 2002, Michael Chowdry was killed in a private plane accident. Later, Captain Steve Taylor returned to Boeing to head up and become President of the Boeing Business Jet Corporation.

July 2011: Boeing (TBC) marked the 15th anniversary of its Boeing Business Jets (BJC) division with the delivery of a 737 BBJ to Deer Jet Airlines of Beijing. This is the third of four BBJs for the airline.

While representatives from Deer Jet were in Seattle to take delivery of their new 737 BBJ, they joined dozens of current and former BBJ employees to celebrate the program’s 15-year anniversary. Zhang Zhi, President of Deer Jet Airlines, said the proven success of the BBJ is why his company is adding another one.

“Fifteen years after entering the business jet market as a bit of a niche player, Boeing Business Jets has grown to be an industry leader,” said Steve Taylor, BBJ President. “We offer more space, more comfort and more utility than any of the traditional business jet manufacturers and back it up with some of the industry’s best reliability and product support.”

Boeing (TBC) and General Electric (GEC) launched the joint venture (JV) in July 1996 with the BBJ, a 737-700 modified for corporate and VIP applications. As the demand for even larger business jets grew, so did (BJC). “We’re building on our terrific brand with our newest twin-aisle products, the 787 VIP and 747-8 Intercontinental VIP,” said Taylor.

BBJ and VIP sales have far exceeded expectations. In total, the program has booked orders for 205 airplanes and delivered 168, including this one to Deer Jet.

The 747-8 VIP is regarded as the most expensive private jet at $295 million (price does not include the interior modification).

This jet, which has 4,786 square feet of cabin space, is the newest member of the 747 family and replaces the 747-400. Boeing Business Jets (BJC) has sold seven 747-8 VIPs since May 2006 and will start delivering them next year. While the interior is intended to look less like a plane and more like home, (BJC) does not furnish the jets — customers must hire interior designers, which can easily add millions of dollars in additional cost, says (BJC) spokesman, Bernard Choi. He says the jet probably will not enter service until after 2012, because the interior has to be put in.

SEE ATTACHED - - "BJC-747-8 VIP-2011-07."

October 2011: Boeing Business Jets (BJC) unveiled the latest 737-(BBJ) to enter the Chinese charter market at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) conference in Las Vegas this week.

The new 737BBJ, owned and operated by Deer Jet (DER) of Beijing, is the second of four 737BBJs for the airline making it the largest BBJ charter operator in China.

“It’s no surprise the 737BBJ is dominating the airplane charter business in Asia,” said Steve Taylor, (BJC) President. “The 737BBJ can carry more people than traditional business jets, as well as having cabins that are around twice as wide with unequalled comfort, space and freedom of movement, which makes them ideal for carrying business teams,” said Taylor.

737BBJ customers work with designers and interior completion centers to develop personalized interiors. The interior of Deer Jet (DER)’s new 737BBJ was completed by Associated Air Center of Dallas, Texas and features 28 seats, a bedroom suite and full sized bathroom with a shower.

Korean Airlines (KAL), Beijing Airlines and Metrojet also charter 737BBJs in Asia.

Sales of 737BBJs to private individuals in Asia are extremely strong as well. One reason is that the 737BBJ can fly further than its competitor’s airplanes. Range is very important to buyers in the region, due to the great distances from Asia to Europe and North America.

737-7JU BBJ (38855, N451BJ) and 737-7ZH BBJ (38751, N930HB), deliveries.

December 2011: Boeing Business Jets (BJC) announced the delivery of a 737-7GJ BBJ (4165) to Nanshan Jet of Yantai, China on December 16, rounding out a strong year of orders and deliveries to Chinese customers.

Representatives of Nanshan Jet took delivery of the airplane at the Boeing Delivery Center in Seattle. This is the first BBJ for Nanshan Jet and one of the first airplanes the company will operate on its own.

“Previously our jets were operated by Air China (BEJ). We’re thrilled to begin this new adventure with Boeing (TBC) as our partner,” said Bin Yu, President of Nanshan Jet.

Yu adds the BBJ is Nanshan Jet’s largest, most capable airplane in their fleet of seven and will provide charter services for corporations, government agencies and private individuals in China.

February 2012: 747-8K8 Intercontinental (37544, A7-HHE - - SEE PHOTO - - "QAT-747-8K8 BBJ - 2012-02"), delivery. It is the 1,439th 747 built since 1968.

Captain Steve Taylor, who serves as President of Boeing Business Jets (BJC), was at the controls for the non-public flight plan. The 747-8K8 was ferried to Boeing (TBC)'s Wichita, Kansas Global Transport & Executive Systems (GTES) facility for installation of the Greenpoint Technologies Aeroloft cabin. The Aeroloft grows the 747-8's cabin area to 444.6 sq m/4,786 sq ft with eight individual berths positioned in the upper crown area in the aft part of the airplane's cabin between the empennage and the iconic hump.

Following the Aeroloft installation, the airplane will travel to Hamburg, Germany for completion at Lufthansa Technik (DLH) (LTK), wrapping up an approximately 24-month conversion process before entering service with (QAT).

To date, seven customers have ordered nine 747-8 VIP airplanes, eight of which will be delivered for completion in 2012. (TBC) expects to deliver between 35 and 42 747-8s and 747-8 Freighters, respectively, in 2012. 747-8 VP & General Manager, Elizabeth Lund said production for the 747-8 passenger and freighter variants will accelerate to two airplanes per month from 1.5. Lund said the fuselage and wing build-up areas are already running at the higher rate and final body join will advance in the middle of the year.

March 2012: Boeing Business Jets (BJC) unveiled the latest BBJ to enter service at the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) in Shanghai. The airplane, a 737-700 with 737-800 wings and other modifications for longer range, was delivered earlier this month to a private businessman in the United States. It is the second BBJ for this customer.

“Our repeat customers aren’t limited to governments and charter companies, but include private individuals who love the comfort and capability of their BBJ so much, they buy another one,” said Captain. Steve Taylor, (BJC) President.

This is the first BBJ to enter service with Honeywell (SGC)’s "Ovation Select" digital system allowing the passengers to be just as productive on board their airplane as they are in the office.
“Ovation Select offers the latest technological advancements to deliver seamless and easy connectivity – whether passengers are connected via their BlackBerry, using their laptops or iPads or conducting a video conference call,” said Tony Brancato, VP Business & General Aviation Aftermarket at Honeywell Aerospace (SGC). “The modular, lightweight and flexible cabin management system provides component command and control, high-quality, crystal-clear surround sound audio and vivid full high-definition (1080p) video which is stunning to watch on the 42-inch and 46-inch high definition monitors found in this BBJ.”

This particular BBJ can carry up to 19 passengers and boasts a luxury interior completed by Jet Tech of Spokane, Washington. It has all the amenities of a home including a large personal stateroom with a king-size bed, private lavatory and shower. It also has a smaller guest stateroom with divans that convert into beds enabling the BBJ to sleep up to 8 passengers.

The BBJ has a center island and appliances similar to that in a typical kitchen including convection and microwave ovens, a refrigerator, wine cooler and trash compactor.

The capability of the BBJ is as impressive as its interior. With seven auxiliary fuel tanks, the owner will enjoy more than >5,600 nautical mile range at Mach 0.80 – equivalent to about 12 hours nonstop flight time (plus reserve fuel).

SEE ATTACHED - - "BJC-737 BBJ INTERIOR-A/B/C/D - 2012-03."

May 2012: 737-8LX (CFM56-7B) (39899, VP-BBZ), delivery.

August 2012: Boeing Business Jet Corporation (BJC) celebrated the delivery of the first Aeroloft™ (SEE PHOTO - - "BJC-747-8 AEROLOFT - 2012-08) installed on a Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) 747-8.

The Aeroloft™, designed and built by Greenpoint Technologies of Kirkland, Washington State, USA, provides 393 square feet/36.5 square meters of additional cabin space bringing the VIP-configured 747-8 to a total 5,179 square feet/481.2 square meters of cabin space. It was installed by Boeing Global Transport & Executive Systems (GTES) in Wichita, Kansas, USA.

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.

Boeing (BJC) and Greenpoint have worked together for more than a decade developing (VIP) interior solutions for private and Head-of-State customers. Captain Steve Taylor, (BJC) President, said this project is a special one.

“The Aeroloft is one of the more innovative and exciting projects on which we’ve collaborated with Greenpoint,” said Taylor. “We’re certain all the (BJC) 747-8 customers receiving the Aeroloft will be thrilled with this unique and comfortable space.”

Two additional (BJC) 747-8s with Greenpoint’s Aeroloft™ are scheduled to deliver in 2012.

After a small ceremony in Wichita with the airplane’s undisclosed customer, the (BJC) 747-8 was flown by Captain Taylor and (BJC) Chief Pilot, Captain Rene Gonzales, to Lufthansa Technik (DLH) (LTK) in Hamburg, Germany for completion of its (VIP) interior. It’s scheduled to enter service in 2014.

To date, nine (BJC) 747-8s have been sold to Head-of-State customers.

October 2012: Boeing (TBC) announced its intent to offer the BBJ MAX 8 and the BBJ MAX 9, furthering (TBC)’s dominance in the large cabin ultra-long-range business jet market. The announcement was made at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Conference in Orlando, Florida.

The BBJ MAX 8, based on the 737 MAX 8, will be the first member of the BBJ MAX family to take advantage of the efficiency of (CFM) International’s new (LEAP-1B) engines and the (TBC) developed Advanced Technology winglet. The new engine and Advanced Technology winglet will provide customers with a +13% fuel-use improvement. Together, these features will translate to a range of 6,325 nautical miles (a more than >14% increase over today’s class-leading BBJ 2 that will be validated in final configuration and flight test).

The BBJ MAX 8 will share the same cabin size with today’s BBJ 2, offering customers a 19-foot longer cabin and three times the cargo space of today’s BBJ. The BBJ MAX 8 will also improve on its market leading range capability and maintain the BBJ advantages of lower cabin altitude, unmatched reliability and outstanding product support around the globe. “We anticipate the BBJ MAX 8 will be a very strong seller as a VIP airplane and will likely capture a larger share of the market because it’s the right combination of performance, space and comfort,” said Captain Steve Taylor, BBJ President. “For VIP customers, extended range and exceptional comfort are equally important. The BBJ MAX will ensure our customers get the best of both.”

Boeing (TBC) also intends to develop the plan for the BBJ MAX 9 based on the 737 MAX 9. Similar performance improvements are anticipated, offering a 6,255 nm range with an even larger cabin than the BBJ MAX 8. Plans for a BBJ MAX 7 are being studied.

SEE (BJC) - BOEING BUSINESS JET CORPORATION.

April 2013: Boeing Business Jets (BJC) celebrated the completion of the first BBJ for China’s Nanshan Jet at a ceremony held at the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) in Shanghai.

“The Nanshan Group is an excellent example of a customer who understands the unique capabilities of the Boeing Business Jet and how this airplane addresses the needs of emerging Chinese global business,” said Captain Steve Taylor, President, Boeing Business Jets. “As Nanshan expands their businesses into even more international markets, the BBJ’s size, range and comfort is the right tool to help their business grow.”

Before the ceremony, Taylor and Yu Bin, Chairman of Nanshan Aviation Development Company, met on board a BBJ on display at the show with Gary Locke, USA Ambassador to China and former Washington State Governor. “I flew on a Boeing Business Jet from Seattle to China 10 years ago when we celebrated 30 years of Boeing doing business in China,” said Gary Locke, USA Ambassador to China. “It’s like flying in a house. It’s so spacious and comfortable. I can’t imagine making that long of a trip in a smaller business jet.”

Nanshan Jet’s BBJ, a modified 737-700, is the first BBJ for a Chinese customer designed with a traditional business jet interior that includes a bedroom suite with a queen-size bed and seating for 28 passengers. - - SEE ATTACHED - - "BJC-737-700 BBJ NANSHAN GROUP - 2013-04." Previous BBJs delivered to Chinese customers were designed specifically for use as charter airplanes in the region. The airplane was completed by Lufthansa Technik (DLH) (LTK)’s USA subsidiary, BizJet, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

BBJ is anticipating a big year in Asia in 2013. Three of seven BBJs scheduled to enter service this year with completed VIP interiors (including Nanshan Jet’s BBJ) are for customers in Asia. Four of six BBJs scheduled for “green” (unpainted and without interior) delivery to completion centers this year are for customers in Asia, including three Chinese customers.

A key advantage BBJ offers is longer range, which is very important to buyers in China due to the great distances from Asia to Europe and North America. For example, the BBJ has the capability to fly nonstop from Seattle to Shanghai, something its direct competitor cannot do.

May 2013: Boeing Business Jets (BBJ) is displaying a BBJ 3 for the first time at the 2013 European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland.

The airplane, based on the 737-900ER, was outfitted with its custom (VIP) interiors at Jet Aviation in Basel (JVA), Switzerland. The BBJ 3 is currently for sale, so the exterior remains “green” or unpainted, ready for a livery to be selected by a new owner. The range of the BBJ 3 exceeds that of other business jets in its class. It can fly 4,900 nautical miles; more than >1,500 nautical miles (3 hours) farther than its direct competitor. “The BBJ 3 range advantage is the reason why it has outsold its direct competitor by seven-to-one,” said Captain Steve Taylor, president, Boeing Business Jets (BJC). “Our customers demand airplanes with great performance, enabling them to conduct business around the world.”

The BBJ 3 also features lower cabin altitude, pressurizing the cabin at 6,500 feet versus 8,000 feet of other business jets. This allows BBJ passengers to arrive at their destination relaxed and refreshed without feeling jet lagged.

The cabin interior is finished in a bright, high-gloss sycamore wood, with hand-crafted marquetry woodwork integrated in the entrance panel. It features a large main lounge and a smaller area for staff, a dining room and a bedroom suite with a queen-sized bed and bathroom with a shower.

Jet Aviation (JVA) has completed the interiors of two dozen Boeing (TBC) commercial and private airplanes since 1978. “We value our long standing partnership with Boeing (BJC) and look forward to continued success providing quality work and craftsmanship to our mutual customers,” said Dan Clare, President, Jet Aviation (JVA).

The BBJ 3 on display can carry 38 passengers and eight crew members. It has a large cargo area that holds 230 pieces of luggage.

To date, seven BBJ 3s have been ordered. Three are in completion; four are in service. The next airplane is scheduled to enter into service June 1.

January 2014: SEE ATTACHED - - "BJC-2014-01 - 787-8 BBJ."

February 2014: Boeing Business Jets (BBJ) celebrated the first two BBJ 787-8 deliveries of 2014. The deliveries, made to separate undisclosed customers, mark the second and third BBJ 787 airplanes delivered to date. SEE ATTACHED - - "BJC-787 BBJ - A/B - 2014-02."

“It’s terrific to see two BBJ 787s deliver within a week,” said Captain Steve Taylor, President, Boeing Business Jets (BJC). “The 787 BBJ joins the BBJ family, a full line of the most capable airplanes in the VIP market. The 787s combination of phenomenal range, high cruise speed, low cabin altitude, big windows and ultra-quiet cabin make the 787 ideal for BBJ customers.”

As awe-inspiring as its commercial counterpart, the 787 BBJ takes advantage of technological advances such as lightweight composite structures and a cabin environment designed for new heights in passenger comfort. It also features increased head room, cleaner air, enormous cargo space and breakthrough fuel efficiency. The BBJ 787-8 has a range of about 9,260 nautical miles/17,150 km.

“2014 will be a very exciting year for BBJ with many major milestones to celebrate,” Taylor said. “In addition to the deliveries of three more 787-8s BBJ, the first 747-8 BBJ we delivered last year will enter into service with its completed custom interior later in the year.”

The first 787-8 BBJ was delivered in December 2013. To date, customers have ordered 13 787 BBJs, with deliveries occurring through 2018.

Boeing Business Jets (BJC) delivers the airplanes to customers unpainted and without an interior. A completion center of the customer’s choosing installs the jet’s (VIP) interior.

Boeing Business Jets (BJC) offers a wide variety of ultra-large-cabin, long-range airplanes perfectly suited for the private jet market. The product line includes the BBJ, BBJ 2 and BBJ 3 (high-performance derivatives of the commercially successful Next-Generation 737 airplane family and the new 737 MAX family) as well as Boeing twin-aisle airplanes including the 747-8, 767, 777 and 787.

April 2014: Boeing (TBC) has announced the launch of the Boeing Business Jet (BJC) 737 MAX family of airplanes after receiving the first order from an undisclosed customer. The order is for a BBJ 737 MAX 8, which is based on the 737 MAX 8.

(BJC) had a big year in China with five Boeing Business Jets (BBJ)s entering service since the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) 2013 last April; two new BBJs and three pre-owned jets. In addition, three more (BBJ)s for Chinese customers were delivered to completion centers, including the first (BBJ2) for the China region. The order book for Chinese customers increased by two in the same timeframe.

Captain Steve Taylor, President (BJC) also announced (BBJ)'s worldwide orders and deliveries. In total, the program has booked orders for 216 airplanes and delivered 195 since launching in 1996.

December 2014: News Item A-1: Boeing Business Jets (BJC) announced an order for two BBJ MAX 8s to Comlux (CLA), a Swiss-based (VIP) charter operator. This marks Comlux (CLA)’s first BBJ order - - SEE ATTACHED - - "BJC-2014-12 - BOEING BBJ MAX8."

“The two BBJ MAX 8s are a great addition to the Comlux (CLA) fleet because they give our customers the flexibility to fly farther and more comfortably thanks to the lower cabin altitude,” said Richard Gaona, President & (CEO), Comlux (CLA), The Aviation Group. “The long-range capability of the BBJ MAX 8 is critical to all of our customers, but especially our Middle East customers who often use (CLA) airplanes for long-haul flights.”

The two BBJ MAX 8s will be outfitted with custom interiors at Comlux America, a certified BBJ completion center.

“This announcement from a leading charter operator, highlights the unmatched range, passenger comfort and baggage capability that BBJ products provide,” said Captain Steve Taylor, President, Boeing Business Jets (BJC). “We are pleased to work with (CLA) as they position their fleet for the future.”

News Item A-2: Boeing on December 8th named David Longridge as President of Boeing Business Jets (BJC). Longridge will lead a team of people responsible for the Sales, Support and Operations of Boeing commercial products in (VIP), government and military service.

"I'm very pleased to have a strong leader like David to lead the BBJ team," said John Wojick, Senior VP Global Sales & Marketing, Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA) (TBC). "David understands (BJC), brings a wide range of experience and understands how to support our customers with our market leading products and services."

Longridge, a 21-year veteran of Boeing (TBC), most recently served as Sales Director based in the United Kingdom leading the British Airways (BAB), Finnair (FIN), Iberia (IBE) and (TUI) accounts. He previously was a Sales Director for (BJC) when the group was founded, in 1996.

Longridge succeeds Captain Steve Taylor, who recently was named Chief Pilot, Boeing Flight Services.

Boeing Business Jets (BJC) offers a wide variety of ultra-large-cabin, long-range airplanes perfectly suited for the private jet market. The product line includes the BBJ, BBJ 2 and BBJ 3 (high-performance derivatives of the commercially successful Next-Generation 737 airplane family and the new 737 MAX family) as well as Boeing twin-aisle airplanes including the 747-8, 767, 777 and 787.

More than >400 Boeing airplanes are in service in the (VIP) market.

May 2015: Boeing Business Jets (BJC) announced at this year's European Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (EBACE) that Split Scimitar Winglets are now standard on new Boeing business jets. Two undisclosed customers selected a BBJ and a BBJ 787-8 Dreamliner.

The Split Scimitar Winglets (designed, developed and certified by Aviation Partners Boeing (APB)) also will be offered for retrofit on in-service Boeing Business Jets by (APB). The Split Scimitar Winglet gives the Boeing Business Jet family up to an additional 2.2% of range capability on a 6,000 nautical mile mission, providing customers increased performance and flexibility. The Split Scimitar Winglet takes the existing blended winglet and adds a scimitar tip and downward strake.

Boeing Business Jets (BJC) offers a wide variety of ultra-large cabin, long range airplanes perfectly suited for the private jet market. The product line includes the BBJ and BBJ MAX family, as well as Boeing wide body airplanes, including the BBJ 787, 777, and 747-8.

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BJC-737 BBJ INTERIOR-A - 2012-03
BJC-737 BBJ INTERIOR-B - 2012-03
BJC-737 BBJ INTERIOR-C - 2012-03
BJC-737 BBJ INTERIOR-D - 2012-03
BJC-737 BBJ MAX - 2012-10
BJC-737 BBJ Split Scimitar Winglet-2015-05.jpg
BJC-737 MAX 8 BBJ-2014-04
BJC-737-700 BBJ - 2013-04
BJC-737-BBJ
BJC-747-8 AEROLOFT - 2012-08
BJC-747-8-VIP-2011-07
BJC-787 BBJ - 2014-02-A
BJC-787 BBJ - 2014-02-B

April 2016:

9 737-BBJ DELIVERED.

1 737 BBJ (CFM56-7B20) (101-29102, /98 N737BZ). CORP.

1 737-7BJ BBJ (CFM56-7B20) (179-30076, /99 VP-CZT), (TLS) WET-LSD. CORP.

1 737-7HJC BBJ (CF6-7B20) (36756, N529PP), 2008-01. CORP.

1 737-7JU BBJ (CFM56-7B) (38855, N451BJ), 2011-10.

1 737-7ZH BBJ (CFM56-7B) (38751, N930HB), 2011-10.

1 737-700 BBJ (CFM56-7B20) (602-30789, /00 N349BA), WET-LSD. CORP.

138 +16 ORDERS 737-700 BBJ (BBJ2, BBJ3, BBJC).

1 737-8LX (CFM56-7B) (39899, VP-BBZ), 2012-05.

1 ORDER 737 BBJ MAX 8:

XX 737 BBJ MAX 8 (SEE - - "BJC-737 BBJ MAX - 2012-10"):

XX 737 BBJ MAX 9 (SEE - - "BJC-737 BBJ MAX - 2012-10"):

3 747-400 VIP.

8 +1 ORDER 747-8I INTERCONTINENTAL (37544, A7-HHE, 2012-02 FOR (QAT)) VIP:

5 757 VIP.

8 767 VIP.

5 777 VIP.

12 ORDERS 787 VIP.

TOTAL ORDERS BOEING BUSINESS JETS (SINCE JULY 1996): 205.

TOTAL DELIVERIES BOEING BUSINESS JETS: 168.

Management:
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BJC-1-CAPTAIN STEVE TAYLOR
BJC-1-DAVID LONGRIDGE - 2014-12

DAVID LONGRIDGE, PRESIDENT BOEING BUSINESS JETS (BJC) (2014-12)

CAPTAIN STEVE TAYLOR, PRESIDENT, BOEING BUSINESS JETS (BJC), RETURNED TO BOEING COMMERCIAL AIRPLANES TO BECOME CHIEF PILOT, BOEING FLIGHT SERVICES (2014-12).
Steve Taylor was born in Wichita, Kansas and raised in Seattle, Washington. He was born into an aviation family and literally grew up in and around airplanes. He soloed a Piper Cub on his 16th birthday and obtained his Private Pilots License on his 17th.

He continues to fly airplanes (big and small) and currently holds an Airline Transport Pilot license with type ratings on the 737, 747, 777, 787, Challenger and Falcon 10. He also holds a Seaplane rating and an Aircraft and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanics license. Captain Taylor maintains his currency on all the Boeing products as well as several vintage and modern light airplanes. Professionally, Captain Taylor has worked for Boeing for 20 years and has held assignments there as an engineer, manager, sales director, executive pilot, test pilot, and presently serves the company as the President of Boeing Business Jets where he oversees the team of approximately 50 people responsible for the sales, support and operations of Boeing products in VIP service.

Captain Taylor is a board member of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association, the Middle East Business Aircraft Association and the Seattle University Alumni Council. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of Seattle's Museum of Flight.

He holds degrees in Business Administration and Economics from the University of Redlands and a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Seattle University. He is also a graduate of Seattle University's Executive Leadership Program.

Steve and his wife Kris live in Medina, Washington and have a daughter, Isabel and a son, Finley.

CAPTAIN RENE GONZALES, CHIEF PILOT (BJC).

 
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