On 17 September I was invited to Hangar 7 at Christchurch International Airport to welcome the first brand new Boeing 737 Business Jet (BBJ) into the Christchurch based completion facility following a non-stop record breaking flight from Los Angeles to Auckland. The Boeing, with seven special auxiliary tanks fitted in its cargo hold, flew non-stop from Los Angeles to Auckland in just over 13 hours. It arrived “green” unpainted with an unfinished interior. Christchurch will be its home for the next year as it receives a full VIP custom interior fit out by Altitude’s Christchurch based team. Completion is expected to be October 2013.