NetJets has taken delivery of its first Global 7500 business jet, which also happened to be Bombardier’s 1,000th Global delivery. The largest aircraft in the NetJets fleet, the Global 7500 has a range of 7,700 nautical miles (14,260km). This delivery is the first of NetJets’ firm order for 20 Global 7500 aircraft.
“We take pride in operating one of the industry’s most advanced fleets, and we are delighted to accept our first Global 7500 aircraft today,’ said Patrick Gallagher, president, sales, marketing and services, NetJets. “The Global 7500 aircraft adds a new dimension to our long-range aircraft offerings. At a time when demand for our aircraft is at its highest, our strategy is focused on continuing to deliver solutions that meet our owners’ needs and expectations. We anticipate our owners will appreciate the added value the aircraft brings and know they will be thrilled to experience flight in the Global 7500 business jet.”
“The incomparable Global 7500 business jet will now delight NetJets owners not only with its industry-leading range, but also by its unique Nuage seat, Soleil lighting system and four true living spaces,” said Éric Martel, CEO and president, Bombardier. “We are proud that our 1,000th Global aircraft delivery represents the first Global 7500 aircraft to join the NetJets fleet. This double celebration sees our flagship aircraft become NetJets’ flagship business jet, and it’s a signature moment for all of us, as we cap off a remarkable year in aviation. I want to thank the many talented team members, past and present, who have supported the Global programme during the last two decades, and our dedicated customers who have enjoyed the Global experience.”
NetJets and Bombardier underlined their commitment to supporting a sustainable future. The Global 7500 aircraft has the first Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for a business jet. The independently verified EPD details information about the aircraft’s environmental footprint throughout its lifecycle.
Bombardier added that through its R&D investment in the Global 7500 programme, knowledge, innovation and expertise is being developed, contributing to the overall strength of the Canadian aerospace ecosystem.
On the occasion of this dual announcement, PricewaterhouseCoopers led a study of the economic footprint of the Global 7500 in Québec, Ontario and Canada. Results show that between 2010 and 2019, the Global 7500 programme development contributed and facilitated a total economic footprint in Canada of $4.8bn in GDP as well as an annual average of 3,386 full-time equivalent jobs. In addition, through its overall manufacturing activities, Bombardier is expected to contribute and facilitate $2bn in GDP per year to the Canadian economy and 8,456 jobs per year on average. In the study, total economic impact included direct, indirect and induced impacts.