On the brink of 2014 Bombardier Aerospace received a firm order for 38 Bombardier business aircraft, consisting of 28 Global business jets and 10 Challenger 605 business jets. Fantastic news for the Canadian aircraft manufacturer. But the buyer remains a secret.
This “undisclosed customer” – as the business term goes – did have a sizable wallet: with the 38 aircraft going for a combined price of 2.2 billion US dollars. What we do know is the type of the Challenger, 605s, but the types of Global jets have also not been mentioned – are these Global 5000s, 6000s, 7000s, 8000s or a combination of all? We’ll just have to guess.
The Global jets are designed to bring customers quick and comfortable from one meeting to another, with the top dog 8000 able to cover 7,900 nautical miles (14,615 km) of range at Mach 0.85 with 8 passengers.
The Challenger 605 is a relatively roomy business jet for intercontinental travel of up to 12 passengers serviced by a crew of three. Non-stop New York – London is part of the advertised routes by the Bombardier company.