Friday, 28 December 2018

Bombardier sell off 4 Global 6000 Biz Jets at rock bottom prices

Bombardier Global 6000 in the air.       photo Bombardier
The financially troubled Canadian firm Bombardier has announced it has sold four if its Global 6000 business jets, although it won't, at this stage, identify the customer. The firm says this transaction is valued at $310 million according to current list prices, including a contract for services. However, that figure does not include a significant discount applied to the list price of each aircraft, said to be over 45%.  

The Global 6000, with its advanced wing design, delivers a smooth ride for exceptional comfort and boasts the widest cabin of any business jet in its class. The Global 6000 aircraft can travel up to 6,000 nautical miles with eight passengers enjoying the luxurious cabin interior.  

Bombardier also says the Global 6000 offers the most available electrical power in its category in its standard configuration via four variable frequency generators and an auxiliary power unit for ultimate reliability on long missions. The Bombardier Vision flight deck offers a head-up display with both Enhanced and Synthetic Vision.  

The Canadian firm has been selling off its aeronautical assets in recent times, firstly wonderful facility Downsview, then the ambitious CSeries passenger jets to Airbus, followed by its popular regional turboprop Q400 programme and other DH rights to Viking. The company has, in the last quarter, according to sources in Montreal, held early talks with two interested parties regarding the sale or it's popular business jet divisions. However, we're told that those early talks have to progress to the next stage, causing some concern at senior management level.