Bombardier has confirmed that it plans to
deliver NetJets’ first Global 7500 aircraft in 2021.
NetJets previously placed a firm order for 50
Global business jets, with options for an additional 70 Global
aircraft in 2011. The firm order included 20 Global 7500 and
Global 8000 jets. In 2012, the company also announced a milestone
order for 100 Challenger business jets, with options for an
additional 175 aircraft. The firm order included 75 Challenger 350
and 25 Challenger 650 business aircraft.
NetJets has also exercised options for five
Challenger 350 aircraft and a Global 6000 aircraft to join the
fleet of more than 120 Challenger and Global jets in service, as
deliveries for the originally firm-ordered platforms are nearing
Based on 2018 list prices, the new transactions
are valued at approximately US$195 million.
“The Global aircraft family is ideally suited to
our owners’ needs for range, reliability, interior comfort and
smooth ride,” said Pat Gallagher, NetJets’ Executive Vice
President of Sales and Marketing. “The industry’s flagship, the
Global 7500 aircraft, will make a wonderful addition to our fleet,
offering the ultimate combination of performance, luxury and
innovation. It is the largest, most luxurious and longest-range
business aircraft ever built and will be an excellent complement
to our existing large-cabin capabilities and overall fleet that is
unmatched in private aviation.”
Recently certified by Transport Canada, the
Global 7500 aircraft will enter service later this year with a
range of 7,700 nautical miles. The aircraft has also exceeded its
original takeoff and landing performance commitments, leading to a
new published takeoff distance of 5,800 feet.
“Challenger and Global aircraft offer the
ultimate in performance, comfort, reliability and signature smooth
ride,” said Peter Likoray, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales
and Marketing, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “Our aircraft are
ideally suited to meet the needs of NetJets and its distinguished
Owners, and this order is yet another testament that Bombardier
provides its customers with the best business aviation experience.
We are proud to continue to partner with NetJets.”