NetJets orders four Bombardier Global 8000 aircraft
NetJets has become the fleet launch customer for Bombardier’s Global 8000 aircraft, ordering four new jets valued at $312m.
The firm, which offers fractional aircraft ownership, private jet leases, and jet card programmes, will eventually operate a fleet of 24 Global 8000s, which includes the new order, as well as eight conversions of Bombardier aircraft previously ordered. The remaining 12 jets will be delivered when NetJets upgrades its existing Global 7500 fleet progressively in the coming years.
Patrick Gallagher, president of Sales, Marketing and Service, NetJets said the aircraft will offer its customers “the pinnacle in unforgettably personalised experiences aboard the finest ultra-long-range aircraft available”.
He added that by the end of 2023, NetJets’ worldwide fleet will be 30% larger than it was at the beginning of this year.
Éric Martel, president and CEO, Bombardier said: “NetJets’ experience and expertise make them the ideal partner to unlock the full potential of this revolutionary Mach 0.94 business jet in a large fleet context. Our valued relationship continues to grow stronger, and we are proud to share this historic milestone together.”
The delivery of the aircraft will allow NetJets’ clients to access a wide variety of destinations “faster and farther than ever before”, according to Bombardier. The routes that NetJets clients can travel will expand to include Dubai to Houston, Singapore to Los Angeles and London to Perth, Australia.
The Global 8000 was launched at EBACE in May this year. It has an 8000nm range and has the same landing capabilities as the Global 7500 so it can fly into more difficult airports such as London City.