A virtually brand new Boeing 747-8i from the royal family of Qatar is now for sale. The aircraft, with only 436 flight hours on the clock for 200 cycles, is equipped for the transport of 76 passengers in an extremely luxurious cabin. An asking price is not mentioned, but the list price of a unfurnished Boeing 747-8i is 370 million dollars!

The aircraft in question, registered in Bermuda as VQ-BSK, rolled off the Boeing assembly line in Everett (WA) in 2012 and took 2 years to be fitted with a VVIP interior by Boeing’s San Antonio (TX) service centre.  On-board, there are facilities such as a large bedroom with a double bed, a living room, staterooms and meeting rooms, a bathroom and even its own special hospital. I was lucky to have spotted her on the ramp at Zurich in 2015!

VQ-BSK, Qatar Amiri B747-8 at Zurich

VQ-BSK, Qatar Amiri B747-8 at Zurich

VQ-BSK, Qatar Amiri B747-8 at Zurich

VQ-BSK, Qatar Amiri B747-8 at Zurich

VQ-BSK, Qatar Amiri B747-8 at Zurich

VQ-BSK, Qatar Amiri B747-8 at Zurich

Interior of Qatar Amiri Boeing 747-8

Interior of Qatar Amiri Boeing 747-8

Interior of Qatar Amiri Boeing 747-8

Interior of Qatar Amiri Boeing 747-8

Interior of Qatar Amiri Boeing 747-8

Interior of Qatar Amiri Boeing 747-8

Interior image provided by Controller.com  

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