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Bombardier Aerospace Belfast has been celebrating the largest business jet order in the history of the company, placed by VistaJet a world-leading luxury aviation company and exclusive operator of Bombardier business aircraft for 142 aircraft signing a contract for 56 aircraft plus 86 options valued at $7.8 billion at list prices if all options are exercised.
The company placed a firm order for 56 Global jets comprising of 25 Global 5000, 25 Global 6000 and six Global 8000 jets deliveries of these aircraft will commence in 2014, with options on a further 40 Global 5000, 40 Global 6000 and six Global 8000 jets.
In a statement Bombardier Belfast Management said "This order - the largest ever business aircraft sale in Bombardier's history - will help to sustain jobs and secure our long-term future, in addition to benefiting our local supply chain.
Bombardier in Belfast is responsible for the design and manufacture of a range of parts for the global aircraft family, including the forward fuselages, engine nacelles, horizontal stabilizers and other components."
Bombardier Business Aircraft President Steve Ridolfi said "We welcome VistaJet’s ongoing commitment to global coverage within existing and developing new markets. Our Global aircraft are perfect for VistaJet’s business strategy to deliver the ultimate business jet family to all corners of the world".
VistaJet Chairman & Founder Thomas Flohr said "This order is the most significant milestone for VistaJet and is a testimony to our successful strategy that focuses on global coverage. Our customers need to fly point-to-point across the globe, and in many instances at short notice".
VistaJet plans to base the aircraft in fast growing markets of Africa, China, Middle East, Kazakhstan and Russia.
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