As you might or might not know Mark Newson is a designer and he works closely alongside Qantas. He’s designed the first lounges, the A330 suites, and even all the things onboard the A380. In 2014 Marc designed a mock-up of a 737 BBJ which was Qantas inspired, however, the idea never actually came to life and to this day remains a mock up. Here are the mock-up photos of the BBJ.
The 737 planned to have a master bedroom with an ensuite, sitting room, massage room, living room, dining room, crew quarters, galley and lavatories.
If you’ve ever visited the first or chairmans lounges, you’ll be familiar with the carpet design.
The concept of airline BBJ’s isn’t new; there are airlines like Qatar, Emirates and Korean are just a few examples of airlines that have them.
Qatar has a Gulfstream G650ER, Global 5000, Global XRS and a Challenger 605. The flights all have top of the line materials and onboard products. The service operates full charters and empty legs.
Emirates have an A319 as their equipment. The onboard product can be configured to the match the type of travel, business or leisure. The aircraft can seat up to 19 and sleep up to 19.