Bombardier Aerospace and NetJets® today celebrated the first key milestone linked to last year’s historic Global aircraft sales announcement. A special ceremony to highlight NetJets’ first Bombardier aircraft, a Global 6000 jet, was attended by executives from NetJets and Bombardier as well as 1,000 Bombardier employees at the company’s Toronto site.
The event, held just prior to the jet’s ferry flight from the assembly line in Toronto, Ontario, to the Global Completion Centre in Dorval, Québec, marked the official hand over of the first aircraft from the build team to the completions team.
“Just eleven months after NetJets’ historic Global aircraft order, we are already celebrating the assembly of their first Global 6000 jet. I can say without a doubt that this is a proud moment for everyone at Bombardier,” said Steve Ridolfi, President, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “As we enter the second phase of the build program, the team at the Global Completion Centre is fully engaged, ensuring this aircraft will feature the fine craftsmanship our customers expect and that Global jets are recognized for worldwide.”
“We are excited to be working with the talented Bombardier team on these exceptional aircraft,” said Jordan Hansell, CEO and Chairman, NetJets. “The Global aircraft family is ideally suited to our Owners’ needs for safety, extended range, superior reliability, cabin comfort and operating efficiency. The Global jets will be an excellent complement to our overall fleet.”
Source: Bombadier Aerospace
Date: Feb 1, 2012