Formula 1 Champion Niki Lauda Purchases New Bombardier Global 7000 Aircraft

Formula 1 World Champion and Bombardier Business Aircraft brand ambassador, Niki Lauda, announced today the purchase of a new Global 7000 aircraft. Mr. Lauda made the announcement in Geneva ahead of the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE). The Global 7000 jet will be the latest in a series of Bombardier business aircraft that Mr. Lauda, an experienced aviator, has owned and operated.

"The latest order by Mr. Lauda further demonstrates the widespread appeal of Global aircraft," said Peter Likoray, Senior Vice President, Sales, Bombardier Business Aircraft. "Once again, we are honoured to have Mr. Lauda as a long-time and loyal Bombardier customer. With its combination of performance and comfort, the Global 7000 business jet will deliver the ultimate flying experience."

"The Global 7000 aircraft is an incredible business jet in so many ways," said Mr. Lauda. "The cabin is large and spacious and the four separate zones provide greater comfort, especially for longer trips. With its impressive range and speed, I can easily fly from Vienna to São Paolo, and almost all other stops along the Formula 1 circuit, quickly and efficiently."

Three-time Formula 1 World Champion Niki Lauda has an extensive history in aviation and is a long-time Bombardier Business Aircraft customer. The Global 7000 aircraft will be the latest in a series of Bombardier business jets that Mr. Lauda has owned and piloted during his career as an aviator. Until recently, Mr. Lauda owned and operated a Global 5000 aircraft and a Challenger 300 jet as his private aircraft, which he frequently used to travel to Formula 1 races around the world from his home base in Austria.

Niki Lauda currently owns a Global 6000 aircraft, which recently won the 2015 International Yacht & Aviation Awards prize for best interior in the Private Jet Design Category. The interior of Mr. Lauda's Global 6000 aircraft elegantly combines handcrafted leather and upholstery details with bold and striking woodwork. The award was presented on May 15, 2015, during a gala event at the famed Hotel Cipriani in Venice, Italy.

Source: Bombardier Aerospace
Date: May 17, 2015