AVWest orders Bombardier Global Express jets
July 15, 2010, Montreal - Bombardier Aerospace today announced that AVWest of Australia has placed a firm order for four ultra long-range Global Express XRS jets, including two with the new Global Vision flight deck. The total value of the order is approximately $213 million US, based on the 2010 list price for typically equipped aircraft.
"This order is fantastic news," said Bob Horner, Senior Vice-President, Sales, Bombardier Business Aircraft. "This sale reinforces the importance of business jets as a tool to efficiently conduct business in the four corners of the world."
AVWest is a privately owned aviation services company based at the Perth Airport in Western Australia. The company offers aircraft charter service and also owns and operates the Perth Jet Centre, providing 24-hour ground handling for all types of business aircraft as well as full FBO and VIP services. Their current fleet of modern aircraft and helicopters includes a large cabin Challenger 604 aircraft and a Global Express XRS jet.
"Our clientele is increasingly traveling to overseas destinations, including Europe, Asia and the Middle East, and now is the right time to add ultra-long-range jets to our fleet," said Tim Roberts, Principal, AVWest. "The Global Express XRS aircraft is an amazing jet from all angles. The voluminous cabin offers passengers the comfort they require for long trips and access to the communication tools they need to keep business going or remain entertained during flight. From a pilot's perspective, the Global Vision flight deck will add a whole new dimension of situational awareness, reduced work load and comfort."