VistaJet Places Firm Order for Six Bombardier Business Jets

Four ultra-long-range Global Express XRS and two large cabin Challenger 605 aircraft

Bombardier Aerospace today announced VistaJet of Switzerland has placed a firm order for four Global Express XRS aircraft and two Challenger 605 jets. The total value of the order is approximately $277 million US, based on the 2010 list price for typically equipped aircraft.

“This is great news for both our companies,” said Steve Ridolfi, President, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “It reinforces the message that business aviation remains a valuable and necessary business tool for companies in Europe and around the world.”

VistaJet is a privately owned company offering revolutionary business aviation solutions through its one-of–a-kind Flight Solutions Program. Including the order announced today, the VistaJet fleet comprises more than 30 medium to ultra-long-range, state-of-the-art jets with an average age of less than two years. The current fleet includes Learjet 40 XR, Learjet 60 XR, Challenger 300, Challenger 604, Challenger 605, Challenger 850 and Global Express XRS jets.

“VistaJet has expanded rapidly beyond Europe’s borders.  We now have major customers in the Middle East, Africa, Russia / CIS and Far East who require longer-haul aircraft with state-of-the-art cabins. Challenger and Global business jets are ideal to meet the needs of our passengers in these regions,” said Thomas Flohr, Founder and Chairman of VistaJet. “As we continue to build our global network, we are glad we can rely on the strong products of the Bombardier business aircraft family to achieve our expansion goals.”

Challenger 605 aircraft: 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 or darkness.

Global Express XRS aircraft: 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 and providing Global aircraft pilots with an unprecedented level of situational awareness and comfort.

About Bombardier   
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Notes to Editors

  • Photo: From left to right: Steve Ridolfi, President, Bombardier Business Aircraft, and Thomas Flohr, Founder and Chairman of VistaJet, at the Farnborough International Airshow.
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*Under certain operating conditions.

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Bombardier Business Aircraft
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