ORLANDO, Fla.--()--Bombardier and NetJets®, a Berkshire Hathaway company and the worldwide leader in private aviation, today introduced the company’s 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 November 2012.
“We listened to our customers when we began looking at aircraft to add to our fleet”
“We pride ourselves on crafting perfection, and our Global family of jets are world-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.”
“We listened to our customers when we began looking at aircraft to add to our fleet,” said NetJets Chairman and CEO Jordan Hansell, “and the Bombardier Global 6000 embodies the characteristics they were looking for - state-of-the-art, customized features and the finest craftsmanship. The NetJets Signature Series Global 6000 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.”
NetJets’ Signature Series™ Global 6000 jet is equipped with state-of-the-art avionics and perfectly balances comfort, speed and range. The aircraft features a full-service galley located in the forward section of the aircraft creating a private and peaceful cabin environment for up to 13 passengers as well as a crew rest area that allows for extended flight segments.
The spacious, sophisticated and extremely quiet cabin features a private stateroom that is conducive to productivity and relaxation. Additionally, the aircraft features light-colored leather and ostrich embossed leather upholstery which is complemented with African Sapele wood surfaces and a brushed steel metallic trim.
On March 1 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 US based on list prices. The firm order includes 30 Global 5000 and Global 6000 aircraft, with first 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 US, 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 purchases from Bombardier and Cessna for $9.6 billion.
NetJets Signature Series™ aircraft: NetJets recently introduced the NetJets Signature Series™ of aircraft, which are new aircraft that will be entering the NetJets fleet that are customized from design through production and include advanced cockpit and cabin technologies to ensure maximum safety, reliability and operating efficiency as well as advanced in-flight entertainment systems and custom cabin designs. The NetJets Signature Series™ of aircraft include the Embraer Phenom 300, the Bombardier Global family of aircraft, the Cessna Citation Latitude as well as the Bombardier Challenger 300 and 605 series.
About NetJets® Inc.
NetJets® Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway® company, is the worldwide leader in private aviation with the largest and most diverse private jet fleet in the world. NetJets began in 1964 as the first aircraft charter and management company in the world. In 1986, NetJets pioneered the concept of fractional aircraft ownership – offering individuals and businesses all of the benefits of whole aircraft ownership and more, at a fraction of the cost. Today, NetJets offers a full range of private aviation solutions through its programs in North America and Europe, including NetJets Shares™, NetJets Leases™ and the Marquis Jet Card®, which provides access to NetJets though a 25-hour jet card.
The North America program is managed and operated by NetJets' subsidiary NetJets Aviation, Inc., and the European program is managed and operated by NetJets Transportes Aereos, SA, a Portuguese/EU Air Carrier. In the United States, NetJets also offers aircraft management and on-demand charter services through its subsidiary, Executive Jet Management, Inc. Subject to obtaining relevant regulatory approvals, NetJets will also offer aircraft management and charter services in China through NetJets China Business Aviation Limited, a joint venture between NetJets and a consortium of Chinese investors. The NetJets companies offer worldwide flight operations. More information on NetJets, NetJets Europe, the Marquis Jet Card, and Executive Jet Management is available at www.netjets.com.
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