Bombardier Aerospace announced today that Global Wings, Inc. of Osaka, the pre-eminent business aviation charter and services provider in Japan, has taken delivery of a third Bombardier Learjet 45 XR high-performance business jet – the aircraft that flies faster, farther, with more passengers than any other super-light business jet.
Global Wings is the first Japanese aviation services company to provide exclusive non-stop executive charter service services between Beijing, China and Osaka, Japan, a route pioneered by its first Learjet 45 XR jet. Global Wings took delivery of its second Learjet 45 XR aircraft, based in Osaka, this spring. This third Learjet 45 XR aircraft will also be based in Osaka and will fly executive charter missions within Japan as well as remote regions of Northern Asia.
“The Learjet 45 XR jet has been instrumental in helping Global Wings increase the reach and the flexibility of our exclusive charter program,” said Tak Masamura, president and chief executive officer, Global Wings, Inc. “This aircraft’s outstanding performance and payload range have made it the ideal choice for us.”
Bombardier is the undisputed business aviation leader in Asia-Pacific, with more business jets based in the region – exceeding 100 aircraft – than any other manufacturer. The company broke new ground in Japanese business aviation when the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau awarded type approval for Learjet 45 in March 2006.
“We are delighted that visionary leaders such as Global Wings show continued confidence in Bombardier’s products and services,” said Jahid Fazal-Karim, senior vice president, new aircraft sales, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “As we have done with the Learjet 45 type certification, we will continue to work with our customers to open up new frontiers for business aviation in the Asia-Pacific region.”
Launched in 2003, the Learjet 45 XR aircraft is an enhanced version of the popular Learjet 45 super-light business jet. Delivering superior performance at high altitudes and in hot climates, the aircraft is certified to fly up to 51,000 feet (15,454 m). Under certain conditions, it is capable of operating at cruise speeds of up to Mach 0.81 (534 mph; 859 km/hr) and maximum range of 2,087 nautical miles (3,865 km) with four passengers, two crew and IFR reserves.
About Global Wings
Located in Osaka, Japan, Global Wings is Japan’s leading aviation services company, providing international charter services, aircraft management, and aircraft handling services. Global Wings recently placed an order for a widebody Challenger 605 jet, which is slated for delivery in the third quarter of 2007. Global Wings’s aircraft are based in Beijing, China, and Osaka, Japan. Further information is available at www.gwings.net.
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