Firm orders to date total 16 business aircraft including 12 Global Express XRS, two Global 5000 and two Challenger 605 jets.
Bombardier Aerospace announced multiple large aircraft orders during the week leading up to and at the world’s largest air show in Farnborough, U.K., for a total of 16 business jets valued at approximately $800 million US based on the 2010 list price for typically equipped aircraft.
“This has been a great show for Bombardier Business Aircraft. Coming off a challenging year, this is a phenomenal accomplishment and we are thrilled to be announcing orders once more, and multiple aircraft orders at that,” said Steve Ridolfi, President, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “The Global Express XRS jet continues to garner acclaim from customers worldwide, and the diversity of our product portfolio and our commitment to innovation are giving us a crucial competitive advantage,” added Mr. Ridolfi.
On July 20, VistaJet of Switzerland placed firm orders for four Global Express XRS jets, including two with the new Global Vision flight deck, and two Challenger 605 jets. Firm orders were also announced for four Global Express XRS jets from undisclosed customers based in Russia. On July 19, Bombardier announced firm orders for two Global 5000 jets from Qatar Airways and on July 15, AVWest of Australia placed firm orders for four ultra long-range Global Express XRS jets, including two with the new Global Vision flight deck.
Challenger 605 jet: In service since January 2007, the Challenger 605 jet features the widest stand-up cabin of any large category business jet available today. It is equipped with the Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics suite and an all-new cabin electronic system. It can whisk five passengers from Geneva-New-York non-stop*, in superior comfort. Optional equipment on the Challenger 605 jet now includes the Bombardier Enhanced Vision System (BEVS), providing pilots with significantly improved situational awareness and the ability to observe runway lights and the runway environment in difficult operating conditions, such as low visibility and / or darkness.
Global 5000 jet: Thesuper large Global 5000 jet combines superiortransatlantic speed with the largest cabin in its market segment. It features high-speed Internet connectivity and unmatched entertainment options as well as a heads-up flight display system, with one of the largest field-of-view of any business aircraft. With a recent range increase of 400 NM (741 km) the jet can now connect Doha-Hong Kong non-stop with eight passengers and three crew*.
Global Express XRS jet: The Global Express XRS business jet’s superior performance and cabin volume make it a leader in the ultra long-range jet category. Offering the ultimate in cabin comfort, this impressive jet can link London-Mumbai or New York-Moscow non-stop with eight passengers and three-to-four crew*. The Global Express XRS jet is now available with the Global Vision flight deck; featuring a state-of-the-art avionics suite paired with superior design aesthetics to create the ultimate flight control environment, providing Global aircraft pilots with an unprecedented level of situational awareness and comfort.
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