Bombardier had a good week with a made-in-Canada moment for its flagship Global 7500 and a hefty order for a mix of aircraft to an undisclosed customer. The company, which now builds only business jets, rolled out the two 7500s this week and announced they are owned by Canadians and will be managed by Canadian aircraft services provider Chartright Air Group. They will be available for charter and based at Pearson Airport in Toronto. They were the first 7500 deliveries in Canada. Bombardier has sold about 50 of the ultra-long-range business jets.
Later in the week, Bombardier announced the sale of a total of 10 planes worth a total of $451.8 million. The mix of aircraft and the buyer are being kept secret but the order is Bombardier’s biggest this year. “We are filled with pride as we announce the year’s largest business jet order,” said Éric Martel, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bombardier. “Our portfolio ideally responds to the growing interest in private aviation, with spacious, high-performing aircraft that are designed to offer the best passenger experience in terms of convenience, comfort, air quality and a smooth ride.”