Bombardier Delivers First of Three Global 6000 Business Jets to Join Luftwaffe Fleet
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September 18, 2019 - by Bombardier Inc.
- Long-range Global 6000 aircraft to fulfill German diplomatic and parliamentary transport requirements
- Delivering best-in-class reliability, leading-edge technology and Bombardier's signature smooth ride, Global 6000 aircraft are ideal for government missions and VIP transport
- Bombardier to deliver two more Global 6000 aircraft for German government use in 2019
Bombardier has proudly delivered the first of three Global 6000 business jets destined for use by the Luftwaffe, Germany's air force.
The Luftwaffe, a longtime Bombardier aircraft operator, will use the Global 6000 business jets to fulfill political and parliamentary transport requirements.
"Bombardier is incredibly pleased that the Luftwaffe will add the Global 6000 aircraft to its fleet," said David Coleal, President, Bombardier Aviation. "Our Specialized Aircraft team has built longstanding relationships with governments around the world who trust in the safety and performance of our products."
Bombardier's Specialized Aircraft division delivers custom solutions to operators, with a diverse portfolio of aircraft that can fly the most demanding and critical missions in various configurations. Bombardier Global aircraft are especially attractive because of their excellent dispatch reliability, speed, agility, endurance and optimized operating costs.
Powered by Rolls-Royce BR710 engines, developed and manufactured by Rolls-Royce Deutschland in Dahlewitz, Germany, the Global 6000 aircraft has enough range for non-stop flights between continents, which is ideal for political and parliamentary transport requirements. The Global 6000 aircraft also delivers a smooth ride that reduces the fatigue of frequent travel for both passengers and crew, while its advanced Bombardier Vision flight deck features a head-up display with both Enhanced and Synthetic Vision for a better pilot experience.
The delivery of the Global 6000 aircraft deepens Bombardier's substantial ties to Germany, where it is the leading provider of business jets. Bombardier Transportation, a global rail industry leader, is headquartered in Berlin.
About Bombardier Specialized Aircraft
Bombardier Specialized Aircraft designs, develops and delivers a range of capabilities to operators around the world, with more than 500 specialized aircraft in service. Bombardier's diverse fleet, which includes the Learjet, Challenger and Global business aircraft platforms, represents the ideal solution for government missions, from surveillance and reconnaissance to medical evacuations or VIP transport. Solutions range from turnkey packages comprising the complete design, building, testing and certification activity, through to specialist engineering support and technical oversight of customer-specific projects.
With over 68,000 employees, Bombardier is a global leader in the transportation industry, creating innovative and game-changing planes and trains. Our products and services provide world-class transportation experiences that set new standards in passenger comfort, energy efficiency, reliability and safety.
Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Bombardier has production and engineering sites in 28 countries as well as a broad portfolio of products and services for the business aviation, commercial aviation and rail transportation markets. Bombardier shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018, Bombardier posted revenues of $16.2 billion US. The company is recognized on the 2019 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World Index. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.
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