Comlux The Aviation Group Purchases Pair of Bombardier Global Express XRS Jets

  • Aircraft will feature the new Global Vision flight deck

Comlux Aviation the VIP Charter division of Comlux The Aviation Group, today signed a firm order for two ultra long-range Global Express XRS jets.

The aircraft will increase Comlux Aviation’s young and modern fleet to a total of nine Bombardier business jets – including two widebody Challenger 605, two Challenger 850, two Global Express XRS jets – now available for private, business and group charter – and a high-speed Global 5000 jet.

“The superior comfort and state of the art features of the luxurious cabin combined with the advanced technology and comfort of the new flight deck, with particular attention to detail and functionality, underline why the new Global Express XRS is the definitive business jet,” said Ettore Rodaro, chief operating officer and head of the VIP charter division, Comlux Aviation. “Being an industry leader means offering your clientele the very best products and services, and this aircraft goes beyond the profile. I am confident that our discerning clientele will look forward with high anticipation to experiencing this impressive new jet.”

“These new aircraft are part of our strategic development plan to become the leading long-haul charter services provider in Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East, and will be a complement to our Airbus corporate jet fleet,” continued Mr. Rodaro.

The firm order for two Global Express XRS jets – featuring an unsurpassed high-speed range capability and cabin size combination – is a reflection of the strong market interest in Bombardier business aircraft products across both traditional and growth markets in Europe.

“Global aircraft feature a proven and reliable platform, resulting in unprecedented performance and reliability. There are over 230 Global aircraft in service now worldwide, an impressive fleet with significant potential for growth,” observed Bob Horner, senior vice-president, sales, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “This repeat order underlines Comlux’s confidence in Bombardier and in particular the Global Express XRS.”

Global Express XRS: The pioneering Global Express XRS business jet features the largest cabin of any purpose-built corporate aircraft – offering more cabin volume and more floor space than its closest competitor. No other business jet in the ultra long-range segment matches the high-speed range capability delivered by this aircraft. Offering the ultimate in cabin comfort, this impressive jet can link Geneva-Jakarta non-stop with eight passengers and three-to-four crew*.

Global Vision flight deck
The Global Vision flight deck delivers leading edge design, merged with advanced technology to deliver a completely new flight deck experience. The latest in technological advancements from Rockwell Collins – the new Pro Line Fusion avionics suite – is paired with superior design aesthetics from world-renowned design consultancy firm Design Q, to create the ultimate flight control environment, providing Global aircraft pilots with an unprecedented level of situational awareness and comfort.

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*Under certain operating conditions.

Bombardier, Challenger 605, Challenger 850, Global 5000 and Global Express XRS  are either registered or unregistered trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.

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Danielle Boudreau
Bombardier Business Aircraft
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