Royal Australian Air Force Aircraft
737 Boeing Business Jet

Two 737 Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) special purpose aircraft are operated by the Royal Australian Air Force's No 34 Squadron, based at Defence Establishment Fairbairn in Canberra.

The BBJ combines the fuselage of the Boeing 737-700 aircraft with a strengthened aft section, and the centre-section, wing and landing gear of the 737-800 aircraft. Winglets are standard, affording 5 to 7 per cent reduction in cruise drag, resulting in 4 to 5 per cent increase in range. The BBJs joined the RAAF in 2002.

No. 34 Squadron operates and crews the special purpose VIP fleet of BBJs and Challengers.

Manufacturer Boeing
Role Special purpose passenger and VIP transport
Crew Pilot, co-pilot, up to four crew attendants
Engine Two CFM International CFM56-7 turbofans (27,300 lbs each)
Airframe Length: 33.6 m height: 12.5 m
Wingspan 35.8m
Weight 77,565kg (max take-off), 60,781kg (max landing)
Speed 850km/h normal operations
Range 11,390km (Canberra direct to Honolulu, Hong Kong or Tokyo)
Ceiling 41,000 feet
Capacity 30 passengers