Long-time Bombardier customer and owner of the largest private jet fleet, NetJets is to become the launch customer for the new Bombardier Global 8000 jet. A subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, NetJets has placed an order for four Global 8000 jets and has also converted eight of its current orders to the new model, so adding to its continually growing fleet of 850 aircraft. This new order for four jets is valued at US$312 million (£260 million).
NetJets will build a 24-strong fleet of the performance-leading Global 8000 aircraft, working with Bombardier to upgrade the entire in-service Global 7500 fleet to Global 8000 jets as and when they begin to take delivery of its new flagship aircraft which has an industry-leading range of 8,000 nautical miles and an unbeaten top speed of Mach 0.94. This means that further connected city pairs are now achievable, including Dubai-Houston, Singapore-Los Angeles, London-Perth, and many others.
Bombardier is a global leader in aviation, focused on designing, manufacturing, and servicing the world’s most exceptional business jets. Bombardier’s Challenger and Global aircraft families are renowned for their cutting-edge innovation, cabin design, performance, and reliability. Bombardier has a worldwide fleet of approximately 5,000 aircraft in service.