MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - March 30, 2012) -
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Bombardier Aerospace today announced that AVWest of Australia has placed firm orders for five Global 6000 ultra long-range jets, featuring the new VisionFlight Deck. The total value of this overall order is approximately $292.5 million US, based on the 2012 list price for typically equipped aircraft.
"Bombardier''s Global aircraft portfolio is unique to our industry. Together, the Global aircraft family offers range, cabin volume and flight deck commonality that is unmatched by any competitive product," said Steve Ridolfi, President, Bombardier Business Aircraft. "AVWest and Bombardier have a solid, long-standing relationship. We are delighted that they continue to place their confidence in Bombardier and the Global aircraft family."
AVWest is a large Australian corporate jet operator and also owns and operates the Perth Jet Centre, providing 24-hour ground handling for all types of business aircraft as well as full Fixed Based Operation (FBO) and VIP services. Their current fleet of modern aircraft and helicopters includes a large cabin Challenger 604 and three Global Express XRS jets. In June 2011, Bombardier confirmed that AVWest placed firm orders for four Global 7000 and two Global 8000 jets.
"The Global 6000 jet is today''s perfect solution to connecting key long range city pairs non-stop." said Tim Roberts, Principal, AVWest. "In addition, the Vision Flight Deck and the overall commonality with the forthcoming Global 7000 and Global 8000 aircraft make it the obvious choice for AVWest."
The Global 6000 jet features the largest cabin of any in-service purpose-built corporate aircraft currently on the market - offering more cabin volume and more floor space than its closest competitor. No other in-service business jet in the ultra long-range segment matches the high-speed range capability delivered by this aircraft.
Described as a breakthrough in business aviation, the VisionFlight Deck is designed to deliver a completely new cockpit experience. By combining the best in technological advancements with superior designer aesthetics, it provides pilots flying Bombardier Global aircraft an unprecedented level of control and comfort. The VisionFlight Deck introduces the Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion® avionics suite, providing an integrated flight deck to ensure interoperability between systems.
A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from commercial aircraft and business jets to rail transportation equipment, systems and services, Bombardier Inc. is a global corporation headquartered in Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011, were $18.3 billion, and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). Bombardier is listed as an index component to the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America indexes. News and information are available at www.bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.
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