Bombardier Aerospace today announced that VistaJet of Zug, Switzerland, has placed firm orders for 17 Bombardier business jets in the past 12 months including new orders for one ultra long-range Global Express XRS business jet and two premium Learjet 40 XR light jets. The total value for these orders is approximately $450 million US, based on the list prices for typically equipped aircraft.
VistaJet is a premier business jet charter operation, financing and brokerage company headquartered in Switzerland with operations based in Salzburg, Austria and Munich, Germany. Its fleet consists entirely of Bombardier aircraft. VistaJet's orders since May 2006 include two Learjet 40 XR, two Learjet 60 XR, two Challenger 300, five Challenger 605, three Challenger 850 and three Global Express XRS jets.
"The Global Express XRS business jet and the Learjet 40 XR aircraft both offer impressive payload-range capability and the most spacious cabin in their respective segments. These features are in line with our mandate to offer passengers the very best in comfort and convenience in every jet they fly," said Bing Chen, chief executive officer, VistaJet. "We are committed to offer our customers the full range of aircraft types and the most advanced fleet in the region. The Bombardier family of proven, high-performance business jets offers us the quality, prestige and product range to further enhance VistaJet's brand equity as a premier provider of charter services."
The Vista Jet fleet currently includes medium to ultra-long range Bombardier business jets, with an average service of less than two years. VistaJet flies passengers 7 days a week 24 hours a day to any destination in the world.
Learjet, with close to 45 years of history, is the first name in corporate aviation. The innovative and highly popular Learjet 40 XR, Learjet 45 XR and Learjet 60 XR jets are clearly a significant factor in Bombardier's growing presence in Europe.
"VistaJet's order reconfirms this valued customer's high level of satisfaction with the Bombardier experience, at the same time as it demonstrates the superior appeal of the Learjet aircraft family in the European charter context. Based on recent orders, the Learjet 40 XR is shaping up to be the light jet of choice among European operators," noted Bob Horner, vice-president, international sales, Bombardier Business Aircraft.
The pioneering Global Express XRS business jet features the largest cabin of any purpose-built corporate aircraft - offering more cabin volume and more floor space than its closest competitor. No other business jet in the ultra long-range segment matches the high-speed range capability delivered by this aircraft. Offering the ultimate in cabin comfort, this impressive jet can link London-Singapore and Geneva- Los Angeles non-stop with eight passengers and three-to-four crew*.
The six-to-seven passenger Learjet 40 XR aircraft features the widest and most spacious cabin in its class and a full aft lavatory. This next generation jet delivers impressive time-to-climb performance under all conditions - particularly in hot and high operating environments - requiring only 23 minutes to reach 43,000 feet (13,106 m). The Learjet 40 XR can connect Geneva-Tenerife non-stop*.
Source: Vistajet Expands Bombardier Business Jet Fleet
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