Niki Lauda buys Global 5000

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A Bombardier Global 5000 business jet taking-off.

Formula 1 World Champion, Niki Lauda, orders Global 5000 private jet from Bombardier.
A Bombardier Global 5000 shortly after take-off.

A Bombardier Global 5000 shortly after take-off.

Bombardier has announced that former Formula 1 World Champion Niki Lauda of Austria has purchased a Global 5000 executive jet through a holding company. The aircraft will be the first aircraft fitted with the new Global Vision flight deck and should be delivered in early 2012.

Niki Lauda is president of Flyniki, an airline in Austria and he frequently uses his own Challenger 300 business jet to attend Formula 1 races all around the world.

The Global 5000 can typically carry eight passengers and three crew, but can hold 17 people with three crew in a high density configuration. The cabin is 45 ft 8 in long, 8 ft 2 in wide and 6 ft 3 in in height.

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