Bombardier delivers 150th global aircraft into service
"The aircraft's spacious, wide and comfortable cabin combined with its outstanding speed and impressive range made it the right choice to meet our corporate travel requirements," said Dwight Opperman, chairman, Dwight Management, a long-standing Bombardier customer. "The Global 5000 is truly far superior to any other aircraft in its category."
This important delivery highlights the continued strength of Bombardier's Global aircraft program and momentum is continuing to build. The company has achieved a seamless transition from the Global Express business jet to the next generation Global Express XRS aircraft, which is set to enter service in January 2006.
"The delivery into service of our 150th Global aircraft is a landmark occasion for this leading family of aircraft, and the promise of more great things to come," stated Duncan Koerbel, vice-president and general manager, Global product line. "We have more than 15 Global aircraft currently in completion, and strong worldwide market interest in both the Bombardier Global 5000 and the Global Express XRS business jets. Our assembly operations in Downsview, Ontario are ramping up along with our partner completion centers to meet this demand."