Bombardier has delivered a
Global 6000 aircraft to Formula 1 champion, Niki Lauda.
Mr. Lauda, acting as an official spokesperson
for Bombardier Business Aircraft, will fly his new Global 6000
aircraft to Grand Prix races around the world, and will make
appearances at Bombardier Business Aircraft events throughout the
2015 Formula 1 season.
"We're thrilled to deliver our highly successful
Global 6000 business jet to Niki Lauda," said Eric Martel,
President of Bombardier Business Aircraft. "We are also privileged
to be working in close collaboration with Mr. Lauda - like our
Global aircraft he set the benchmark for outstanding performance
Three-time Formula 1 World Champion Niki Lauda
has a long history in aviation. He was the founder of Lauda Air in
1979, and in 2003, he founded NIKI Luftfahrt GmbH, a low-cost
airline based in Vienna.
The Global 6000 jet is the latest in a
series of Bombardier business aircraft that Mr. Lauda has owned
and piloted during his career as an aviator. Until recently he
operated a Global 5000 and Challenger 300 jet as his private
aircraft, which he frequently used to travel to Formula 1 races
around the world from his home base in Austria.
"I had the wonderful opportunity to tour
Bombardier's Global manufacturing plant in Toronto, recently, and
I am impressed with the expertise, craftsmanship and innovation
that go into building every Global aircraft," said Niki Lauda.
"From a pilot's perspective, the Global 6000 aircraft is fast and
fun to fly - it's a performing business jet that delivers
impressive range and reliability."
The Global 6000 business
jet can travel
6,000 nautical miles (11,112-km) at M 0.85 with up to eight
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