(06 Dec 2021)
NetJets has taken delivery of its
first Global 7500 business jet.
With a 7,700 nm (14,260 km) range,
NetJets Owners will be able to fly from New York to Beijing or San
Francisco to Sydney without refueling stops.
In addition to being Bombardier’s 1,000th Global
aircraft delivery, the plane is the first of NetJets’ firm order for
20 Global 7500 aircraft.
Bombardier Global 7500. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com
“We take pride in operating one of the industry’s
most advanced fleets, and we are delighted to accept our first
Global 7500 aircraft today. The Global 7500 aircraft adds a new
dimension to our long-range aircraft offerings,” said Patrick
Gallagher, President, Sales, Marketing and Services, NetJets. “At
a time when demand for our aircraft is at its highest, our
strategy is focused on continuing to deliver solutions that meet
our Owners’ needs and expectations. We anticipate our Owners will
appreciate the added value the aircraft brings and know they will
be thrilled to experience flight in the Global 7500 business jet.”
PricewaterhouseCoopers recently led a study of the economic footprint of
the Global 7500 aircraft in Québec, Ontario and Canada. Results
show that between 2010 and 2019, the Global 7500 program
development contributed and facilitated a total economic footprint
in Canada of $4.8 billion in GDP as well as an annual average of
3,386 full-time equivalent jobs.
In addition, through its overall manufacturing activities, Bombardier is expected to contribute and
facilitate $2.0 billion in GDP per year to the Canadian economy
and 8,456 jobs per year on average.
“The incomparable Global 7500 business jet will now delight
NetJets Owners not only with its industry-leading range, but also
by its unique Nuage seat, Soleil lighting system and four true
living spaces. We are proud that our 1,000th Global aircraft
delivery represents the first Global 7500 aircraft to join the
NetJets fleet,” said Éric Martel, CEO and President, Bombardier.
“This double celebration sees our flagship aircraft become NetJets’ flagship business jet, and it’s a signature moment for
all of us, as we cap off a remarkable year in aviation. I want to
thank the many talented team members, past and present, who have
supported the Global program during the last two decades, and our
dedicated customers who have enjoyed the Global experience.”