SEATTLE, Nov. 28, 2005 – Boeing Business Jets [NYSE: BA] offered its congratulations and support to H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco as he prepares to embark on his historic expedition to the North Pole next year.
"We are truly excited and honored to play a role in this historic expedition," said Steven Hill, president of Boeing Business Jets. "The spaciousness of the BBJ and BBJ 2 allow Prince Albert to travel with his entire support team in the same degree of comfort, luxury and style to which he is accustomed."
For next year's expedition, Boeing will provide a jet to carry the expedition team, and its equipment and supplies including seven sleds and 40 sled dogs.
This summer, His Serene Highness and his expedition team conducted a scientific expedition to the Arctic. Boeing provided a BBJ, which transported Prince Albert II and his expedition team from Monaco to Svaalbard, Norway, the starting point of their summer expedition. The team flew in a larger version of the Boeing Business Jet – the BBJ 2 – on the return flight six days later.
The spaciousness, comfort and utility of the Boeing Business Jet are what make the aircraft so appealing to BBJ owners and operators throughout the world. With three times the space of any other long-range business jet, the cabin of a BBJ and BBJ 2 can be designed with a luxurious and comfortable environment that exactly matches personal travel preferences, tastes and needs.|