London Air Services signs order for Global 7000

Terry Spruce
By Terry Spruce October 21, 2010 21:40

Bombardier announced at the NBAA in Atlanta
that London Air Services of Canada has placed a firm order for a Global 7000
jet, valued at approximately $65 million U.S., based on the 2010 list price
of typically equipped aircraft. The company is the first Canadian operator to
place a firm order for corporate aviation’s newest jet.

“The spectacular Global 7000 business jet captures the essence that
has made Global aircraft the most renowned large business jets worldwide
and combines this with an impressive range and an incredibly spacious cabin,”
stated Wynne Powell, President and Chief Executive Officer, London Air
Services. “The additional cabin space and non-stop reach of the Global 7000
aircraft will be a valuable addition to our charter aircraft fleet and will
ensure we continue to offer our customers a business jet travel experience that
is unmatched in the industry. It’s great to “Be Global”.”

Bombardier officially introduced its flagship Global aircraft family
on October 18 at the National Business Aviation Association annual meeting and
convention. The Global aircraft family now uniquely covers the large,
ultra long-range category with four aircraft models, the Global 5000, Global
Express XRS
, Global 7000 and Global 8000 jets.

Another first for Canada-based London
Air Services

In July 2008, London Air Services became the first Canadian operator to
purchase the all-new Learjet 85 aircraft, with firm orders for five
jets, and was also the first Canadian operator to take delivery of a Challenger
605
jet. In September 2007, LAS became the launch customer for Bombardier’s
new Global Vision Flight Deck and in late 2004, it was the first
Canadian operator to take delivery of a Learjet 45 XR aircraft.

The leading charter service provider, based in Vancouver, currently has a fleet of
Bombardier business aircraft, including one Challenger 604, two Challenger
605
and six Learjet 45 XR aircraft, as well as three AW 139
helicopters.

“We are absolutely delighted to extend our longstanding relationship with
London Air Services,” said Steve Ridolfi, President, Bombardier Business
Aircraft. “Our business is built on the loyalty of our customers and how
together we envision the future. I am thrilled that our partnership with London
Air Services continues to grow and prosper, and that we both agree that the new
Global aircraft family is the way forward.”

Featuring a spacious four-zone cabin, Bombardier’s Global 7000 jet
sets the benchmark for a new category of large ultra long-range business jets.
With a volume of 2,637 cu. ft. (74.67 cu. m.), passengers will enjoy 20 per
cent more living space than the cabin of the current industry leader. The aircraft
will have a high-speed cruise of M 0.90 and a range of 7,300 nm (13,520 km) at
M 0.85*. It will fly London-Singapore, New York-Dubai
or Beijing-Washington non-stop with 10 passengers*. Entry into service is
scheduled for 2016.
Global 7000

Terry Spruce
By Terry Spruce October 21, 2010 21:40

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