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Boeing, Master of the Trade

The name Boeing is, of course, well known to air travelers. Boeing and Airbus between them dominate commercial aircraft. Both have seen bad years. But, with the announcement of their revolutionary 787 Dreamliner made from lightweight composites that offer dramatically lower fuel consumption, Boeing is definitely on top. Airbus' financial troubles haven't hurt them either.

Nevertheless, making jets for average consumer flights isn't the only thing Boeing does. They have a line of business jets that are equally well regarded. A 50-50 partnership between Boeing and General Electric ensures that these planes are the finest modern technology can produce.

Many of the older Boeing Business Jet models are converted 737 and 747 series airliners. Though older, with good refurbishing they offer an outstanding value for those looking for a larger jet. They seat between 25-50 passengers and those travelers are offered the best in business jet travel comfort and amenities.

While images of cramped bathrooms are natural to anyone who has flown in a commercial jet, that's certainly not the case with Boeing business jets. Many have been converted to offer elegant washrooms complete with showers.

Sleeping quarters on a commercial jet typically consists of a tiny pillow stuffed behind your head and a thin, nylon blanket. Not so in one of these babies. They offer master bedrooms, special bunks and much more for the weary traveler making a long distance journey.

More modern models offer even more spacious and luxurious accommodations. Not for nothing did the two founders of Google opt for a converted 767-200 to provide for their country-hopping travel needs. Even 777 models have been pressed into service in the business jet arena.

They often are designed to seat many fewer than the maximum possible. Few business travelers need to transport 365 passengers, the capacity of the 777. But that extra space is used for producing comfortable moving space, an office area, beds and other items that making long distance traveling a joy in these planes.

Some are even planned to be based on the 747-Intercontinental, a modification of the venerated Boeing design commonplace in commercial air travel for decades. In commercial use, these planes can hold up to 467 passengers and travel up to 8,000 nautical miles (14,816 km). With the cabin re-worked for business jet use, you can imagine how much space there is for a traveling office.

But whether based on older, proven designs or sporting the latest innovations these business jets are all from Boeing. That means they provide the finest engineering, style and comfort possible. And 'possible', here, means 'excellent'. Boeing wouldn't have it any other way.