Bombardier delivers Global 6000 to Niki Lauda

Bombardier Global 6000

A Bombardier Global 6000 on display at Orlando Executive Airport.

Bombardier has delivered another business jet to three-time Formula 1 world champion Niki Lauda. This time is is a brand new Global 6000, the latest in a series of Bombardier business aircraft that Niki Lauda has owned and piloted during his career as an aviator.

Lauda was also named as a new spokesperson for Bombardier Business Aircraft. The partnership between Bombardier and  Lauda will see him fly his new Global 6000 aircraft to Grand Prix races around the world with appearances at Bombardier Business Aircraft events throughout the 2015 Formula 1 season.

Éric Martel, president of Bombardier Business Aircraft, said: “We’re thrilled to deliver our highly successful Global 6000 business jet to Niki Lauda. We are also privileged to be working in close collaboration with Mr. Lauda – like our Global aircraft he set the benchmark for outstanding performance and achievement.”

Lauda added: “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. 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.”

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.

Until recently he operated a Global 5000 and Challenger 300 jet as his private aircraft, which he used to travel to Formula 1 races around the world from his home base in Austria.