Billion air Bombardier jets

Luxury aviation company VistaJet has placed a firm order for 56 new Bombardier Global aircraft with 86 further options. At a total list price value of over $7.8 billion the company announces this as the single largest transaction placed with any aircraft manufacturer in the history of business aviation. Sat Bal (5 Dec ’12)

The new aircraft order comprises 25 Global 5000, 25 Global 6000 and 6 Global 8000 aircraft. Along with options for a further 40 Global 5000, 40 Global 6000 and 6 Global 8000 jets the order signals VistaJet’s strategic decision to grow its fleet with wide-cabin, long-range aircraft to provide non-stop point-to-point global coverage. 

The new aircraft will directly service growth markets (including Russia, China, all of the Middle East and all of Africa) and connect them to the rest of the globe, as well as serving the East and West coast United States for their intercontinental travel needs.

“It goes without saying that we are thrilled VistaJet has again chosen to grow their fleet with the industry-leading Bombardier Global family,” said Steve Ridolfi, president of Bombardier Business Aircraft. “We welcome VistaJet’s ongoing commitment to global coverage within existing and developing new markets. The Bombardier Global aircraft are perfect for VistaJet’s business strategy as it is the ultimate business jet family, ideally suited to meet the demanding needs of both jet owner and customer alike.” 

Thomas Flohr, founder and chairman of VistaJet said: “This order is the most significant milestone for VistaJet and is a testimony to our successful strategy that focuses on global coverage.  Earlier in the year we announced landmark agreements with partners in both China and Russia and, since then, the level of demand we have seen in growth markets around the globe has been unprecedented.

“Our customers need to fly point-to-point across the globe, and in many instances at short notice. Whether it’s a direct flight from Los Angeles to Shanghai, from London to Luanda or from Kinshasa to Ulan Bator, we are seamlessly connecting our customers to every corner of the world in unrivalled levels of style and safety.”

VistaJet reports having one of the largest business aviation flight crew rosters in the worldwide to ensure that it has flight crew availability 24/7 anywhere in the world. 

Deliveries of its Bombardier Global order will commence in 2014.




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