Tuesday, November 27, 2012
VistaJet Firms Order for Bombardier Global Jets
VistaJet placed a firm $3.1 billion order for 56 Bombardier Global business jets, including 25 Global 5000s, 25 Global 6000s and six Global 8000s.
(Bombardier Global 6000 Jet)
The order includes options for an additional 126 Global business jets, with delivery expected to begin in 2014. VistaJet operates an exclusive fleet of Bombardiers, and is looking to expand its business aviation offerings in emerging markets, with a focus on the Middle East, the company said.
“Our customers need to fly point-to-point across the globe, and in many instances at short notice,” said Thomas Flohr, founder and chairman of VistaJet. “Such customer success allows us to place this historic order and will enable us to base even more brand new aircraft in these dynamic growth markets. I am excited to serve these markets with an unparalleled product both locally and globally.”
Bombardier projects demand for 24,000 business jets globally over the next 20 years, and expects to see demand for its Global jets to continue to grow.