AVWest orders four Global Express XRS jets
AVWest, the Australian corporate jet company, has placed a firm order for four ultra long-range Global Express XRS jets.
Bombardier says the order is worth about $213 million based on 2010 list prices. Two of the aircraft will be fitted with the aircraft manufacturer’s new Global Vision flight deck.
AVWest offers aircraft and helicopter charter and is based at the Perth Jet Centre, which it also operates.
“Our clientele is increasingly travelling to overseas destinations, including Europe, Asia and the Middle East, and now is the right time to add ultra-long-range jets to our fleet,” said Tim Roberts, principal, AVWest. “The Global Express XRS aircraft is an amazing jet from all angles. The voluminous cabin offers passengers the comfort they require for long trips and access to the communication tools they need to keep business going or remain entertained during flight.”
AVWest’s operates one Agusta 109 Executive Helicopter,one Challenger 604 executive jet, a Global Express XRS jet, one amphibious Cessna C208 Caravan. one Hawker 800 XPs, and one Gulfstream GIV-SP.
Bombardier says Global Express XRS aircraft are capable of flying eight passengers and three-to-four crew non-stop from Perth to Honolulu.
“This order is fantastic news,” said Bob Horner, senior vice-president: sales, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “This sale reinforces the importance of business jets as a tool to efficiently conduct business in the four corners of the world.”