Bombardier delivery milestone as NetJets accepts its first Global 7500
Bombardier delivered its 1,000th Global aircraft to NetJets Inc., which also marked the private aviation company’s first Global 7500 business jet. Bombardier notes the Global 7500 will expand NetJets’ international presence with the airplane rated for a 7,700 nm (14,260 km) range, allowing NetJets owners to fly from New York to Beijing or San Francisco to Sydney without refueling stops.
NetJets in October 2021 confirmed its order for 20 Global 7500 aircraft. “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.”
Originally incorporated in 1964 as Executive Jet Airways, NetJets today is a Berkshire Hathaway company encompassing NetJets, Executive Jet Management, QS Partners, and QS Security. It provides fractional aircraft ownership, lease and jet card options, aircraft management, private jet chartering, brokerage and acquisition services, and specialized security services.
“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.”
Bombardier recently completed a study led by PricewaterhouseCoopers to look at the economic footprint of the Global 7500 aircraft in Québec, Ontario and Canada. Results show that between 2010 and 2019, the Global 7500 program has 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 billion in GDP per year to the Canadian economy and 8,456 jobs per year on average.