Airplanes will serve as head-of-state aircraft for Polish president, top government officials
Boeing Business Jets and the Government of Poland announced an order for three Next-Generation 737s at a signing ceremony held today in Warsaw.
The order includes two new BBJ 2 airplanes and one 737-800, which will be operated by the Government of Poland as head-of-state aircraft for the president and top government officials. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in late 2017 and run through 2020.
“We have a great airplane, which will be very well equipped. This airplane can run the country from the air,” said deputy defense minister Bartosz Kownacki.
The BBJ 2 is a high performance derivative of the 737-800 commercial airplane and is capable of flying nonstop from Warsaw to New York with 30 passengers.
“We are proud that the Government of Poland selected Boeing Business Jets as their new head-of-state aircraft,” said Greg Laxton, vice president, Boeing Business Jets. “Boeing is committed to Poland and we look forward to continuing our long and successful partnership.”
After the crash of the governmental Tu-154 in Smolensk, the Polish government has been leasing two Embraer 170 jets from LOT.