VistaJet, the world’s luxury aviation company, has placed a firm order for 56 new Bombardier Global aircraft, with 86 further options. With a list price value of more than $7.8 billion, this is the single largest transaction placed with any aircraft manufacturer in the history of business aviation. Deliveries of this order will commence in 2014.
"By any standard, this is a historic order for Bombardier," says Steve Ridolfi, president, Bombardier Business Aircraft. "
The new Global aircraft order – comprising of 25 Global 5000, 25 Global 6000, and 6 Global 8000 aircraft, with options for a further 40 Global 5000, 40 Global 6000 and 6 Global 8000 jets – is a continuation of the company’s strategic decision to fast-track the growth of the fleet, focusing on wide-cabin, long-range aircraft to provide non-stop point-to-point global coverage. The new aircraft will directly service growth markets (including Russia, China, all of the Middle East, and all of Africa), connecting them to the rest of the globe, as well as serving the East and West coast United States for their intercontinental travel needs.
“This order is the most significant milestone for VistaJet and is a testimony to our successful strategy that focuses on global coverage," says Thomas Flohr, founder and chairman, VistaJet. "Earlier in the year we announced landmark agreements with partners in both China and Russia and, since then, the level of demand we have seen in growth markets around the globe has been unprecedented."