NetJets unveils Bombardier Global 6000 at NBAA 2012


Bombardier unveils first NetJets Global 6000 business jet at NBAA 2012.

                        Bombardier and NetJets at NBAA
Bombardier and NetJets have introduced NetJets’ first Global 6000 jet at a special unveiling event at Orlando Executive Airport. The aircraft will be featured as part of the static display for NBAA 2012, before being officially handed over to NetJets in December.

“We pride ourselves on crafting perfection, and our Global family of jets are best in class,” said Steve Ridolfi, president, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “We know that this aircraft will impress NetJets’ customers and we are proud that today we are able to introduce this magnificent jet to the world.”

Jordan Hansell, NetJets chairman and CEO said: “We listened to our customers when we began looking at aircraft to add to our fleet. The Bombardier Global 6000 jet embodies the characteristics they were looking for – state-of-the-art, customized features and the finest craftsmanship. The NetJets Signature Series Global 6000 aircraft will be an excellent addition to the NetJets worldwide fleet, which is part of our plan to add up to 670 new products with a total value of $17.6 billion over the next decade, and will open up new and better travel opportunities for our customers. We are proud to have worked with Bombardier to create this world-class aircraft.”

The aircraft features a full-service galley located in the forward section, with space for up to 13 passengers, as well as a crew rest area that allows for extended flight segments.

On 1 March 2011, NetJets placed a firm order for 50 Global business jets with options for an additional 70 Global aircraft. The transaction for the firm order is valued at up to $2.8 billion based on list prices. The firm order includes 30 Global 5000 and Global 6000 aircraft, with final deliveries scheduled to begin in the fourth quarter of 2012. The sale includes 20 firm orders for Bombardier’s newly launched Global 7000 and Global 8000 jets. Deliveries of these aircraft will begin in 2017.

At a total retail price exceeding $6.7 billion, NetJets’ order is the second largest aircraft purchase agreement in the history of private aviation, second only to NetJets’ unprecedented aircraft order in June of 2012 which included firm orders and options for upto 275 Challenger jets from Bombardier with a potential value of $9.6 billion.