I watched a documentary about this remarkable privately owned 737 available for charters. It is configured for 13 passengers. Last week I also got the opportunity to photograph it as it happened to visit Miami’s Opa Locka Airport:
The following day it took off from Miami on a non stop flight to Honolulu!
I didn’t even think that was possible on a tank of gas! it flies under it’s tail number N720CH so you can track it anytime as long as it is not in some remote corner of the world
From being a former employee at Opa Locka I know this aircraft well. It is based out of there and the company has several aircraft. N260CH - G-IV, N252CH G-IV, N212K (soon to be N180CH) G-IV and one other that the tail number escapes me. They had a G-V (N126CH) that they sold recently.
What is interesting to me is in or about 2001 they started there flight department with an old Hawker-400, then quickly moved to a challenger 600 and on up.
That kind of range is not possible on a standard airline -700, but the BBJ has all sorts of extra tanks available. Just depends on what the individual operator needs for range, it is a trade off in baggage space however.
I have seen N720CH numerous times in the last 6 months parked at OPF, no movement whatsoever. Also another one ***CH in a hangar, looked like a Gulfstream. As far at PrivatAir, there was a 767 in their colors that sat at Fort Lauderdale International for a couple of months, last seen there 3 weeks ago.