DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES--(Marketwire) - Bombardier Aerospace today announced that Comlux The Aviation Group, through an affiliate, signed a firm order for two Global 7000 jets. The successful charter operator's growing fleet of large cabin Bombardier business aircraft currently includes 12 Challenger and Global jets.
"Comlux has gained its reputation in the worldwide business aviation market, operating the widest range of wide-cabin and long-haul VIP aircraft," said Richard Gaona, President, Comlux. "After seven years of successful VIP charter and aircraft management operations, we have a solid experience with the Global aircraft family. With its increased cabin space, the Global 7000 aircraft fills the gap between the ultra long-range jet segment and that of VIP airliners. It is exactly what Comlux needs to offer 'The Complete Luxury Aviation Service' to its customers."
Comlux's expanding fleet features Challenger 605, Challenger 850, Global 5000 and Global Express XRS jets. The Global 7000 aircraft complement its existing VIP widebody fleet and contribute to the company's strategic development plan to become the leading wide-cabin and long-haul VIP charter and aircraft management provider in Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East.
Comlux The Aviation Group is one of the leaders in VIP charter services operating worldwide, with the highest standards of quality. Beyond charter operations, Comlux offers a comprehensive set of services to VIP customers, including aircraft management, sales and acquisitions, cabin design and completion, as well as maintenance and engineering services.
"We were honoured to have Comlux endorse the Global 7000 and Global 8000 aircraft at the recent launch, and it is fitting that now, here at MEBA, they are ratifying their order for two Global 7000 jets," said Bob Horner, Senior Vice President, Sales, Bombardier Business Aircraft. "Comlux has always been a strong supporter of Bombardier, and the design of the new aircraft was inspired by feedback from customers such as Comlux. We implement this feedback in the spirit of exceeding their very high expectations."
Global 7000 aircraft: Featuring a spacious four-zone cabin, this aircraft sets the benchmark for a new category of large business jets. With a volume of 2,637 cu. ft. (74.67 cu. m.), passengers will enjoy 20 per cent more living space than the cabin of the current industry leader. The aircraft will have a high-speed cruise of M 0.90 and a range of 7,300 nm (13,520 km) at M 0.85(i). It will fly London-Singapore, New York-Dubai or Beijing-Washington non-stop with 10 passengers(i). Entry into service is scheduled for 2016.
Bombardier's new Global aircraft will feature an all-new high-speed transonic wing, designed to significantly optimize aerodynamic efficiency, combined with next-generation GE TechX 16,500 lb- thrust-engines to deliver significant efficiency and emissions advantages, including reduced NOx emissions - 50 per cent below the International Civil Aviation Organization's upcoming Civil Aircraft Emissions Protocol (CAEP-6) regulations - and an eight per cent better specific fuel consumption compared to the industry-leading Global Express XRS aircraft. Featuring a high-speed cruise of M 0.90, these aircraft are designed to outperform all others, connecting more key city pairs non-stop worldwide through a combination of outstanding range, fuel efficiency and balanced field length.
Ultimate comfort and flexibility
Cabin features include: maximum natural light through new enlarged windows, that provide approximately 80 per cent more surface per window than on current Global aircraft; a generous baggage suite that is accessible during flight; a crew rest area equipped with berthable seating; a spacious galley with optimized meal preparation and storage possibilities; an innovative approach to cabin zones, giving customers more flexibility and choice when defining their floorplan; and innovative design options that bring the comforts of home to the aircraft environment.
Innovative technology and design
The new Global 7000 jet will also feature the most up-to-date version of the Global Vision flight deck and the advanced connectivity capability of a leading-edge cabin management system to ensure the highest levels of convenience, comfort and control ever presented in a business jet.
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Disclaimer: the Global 7000 and Global 8000 aircraft program is currently in the development phase and as such is subject to changes in family strategy, branding, capacity, performance, design and/or systems. All specifications and data are approximate, may change without notice and are subject to certain operating rules, assumptions and other conditions. This document does not constitute an offer, commitment, representation, guarantee or warranty of any kind. The configuration and performance of the aircraft may differ from the descriptions provided and, together with any related commitment, representations, guarantee or warranty, shall be determined in a final purchase agreement.
(i) Under certain operating conditions.
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