Qatari Royal Flight 747-8I Jumbo Jet Is Up For Sale. Qatar’s retired 747SP VVIP flying palace is now up for grabs and if you have lots of money to waste, we suggest you buy this.
A rarer opportunity has surfaced—to acquire a barely used, fully decked-out 747-8i Boeing Business Jet that served Qatar in the same role as its stubbier predecessor.
The aircraft registered VQ-BSK, only came off the assembly line in Everett in December of 2012. It then spent a couple years being outfitted by Boeing’s San Antonio service center with its VVIP interior and features before being delivered to Qatar in 2015. It only has 436 hours on its airframe and just 200 cycles!
The interior, which is a bit more tasteful than you might have expected, is designed for just 76 passengers and eighteen crew—that’s right, an entire 747-8i for 94 people total. A three-class layout 747-8i carries over 400.
It’s equipped with an elaborate Panasonic in-flight entertainment system and a full camera and security system by Otonomy Aviation. The aircraft has various staterooms, lounges, boardrooms, first class seating areas, and even its own hospital.
It’s not clear why Qatar would want to sell one of their two 747-8i BBJs. A new 747-8i costs roughly $370M but prices can change somewhat drastically based on a number of factors.The interior of a VVIP jet alone can cost many millions of dollars itself, so we really don’t know how much Qatar has invested in VQ-BSK
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