Bombardier gets US$800 million orders for 13 Global business jetsWritten by Dan Comand Tuesday, 02 October 2012 21:12
Bombardier Aerospace says it has received two orders worth about US$800 million for 13 Global business jets from two undisclosed customers.
One firm order is for four Global 6000 and four long-range Global 8000 aircraft, valued at US$500 million based on 2012 list prices. The second is for four Global 6000 and one Global 8000 aircraft.
“Bombardier’s Global aircraft portfolio is unique to our industry. Together, the Global aircraft offer range, cabin volume and Bombardier Vision flight deck commonality that is unmatched by any competitive product,” said Steve Ridolfi, President, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “Sales momentum for the Global 8000 aircraft is strong, and we are experiencing tremendous success with the entire Global jet line.”
The backlog for its Global line of planes is 35 months.
The Global 8000 is slated to enter into service in 2017. Bombardier said the delivery schedule for the 13 aircraft is confidential.
The new Global 7000 and 8000 planes under development are forecasted to generate US$1.5 billion to US$2 billion in annual revenues.
The world's largest business jet manufacturer has said that 40 per cent of its private jets will be delivered outside of Europe and the United States over the next decade, representing 400 additional units per year.
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