Bombardier secures first order for Global 5500 jet on West Coast

posted on 10th July 2019 by William Hayes

Bombardier has received its first order for a Global 5500 aircraft to be operated from the West Coast of the United States.

The undisclosed West Coast launch customer was supported by Van Nuys-based Jet Transactions in the purchase of the jet, which sold for $46 million U.S., according to current list prices.

“The Global 5500 aircraft offers the ultimate in performance, comfort, reliability and signature smooth ride,” said Peter Likoray, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Marketing, Bombardier Business Aircraft.

“It is ideally suited to meet the needs of our customers on the West Coast, connecting Los Angeles to London, Sao Paulo or Moscow*. This order is a resounding example of our newest Global aircraft’s undeniable impact on the world of business aviation.”

The new Global 5500 business jet, featuring Rolls-Royce Pearl engines, a newly optimised wing and a redesigned cabin, was unveiled along with the Global 6500 at EBACE 2019 in Geneva.

“The combination of additional range, large cabin comfort, smooth ride and short-field performance capabilities, makes the new Global 5500 aircraft uniquely suited to meet our clients’ west coast missions,” said Brant Dahlfors, Co-founder of Jet Transactions.

“We are delighted and proud to represent this remarkable aircraft program’s first end user on the U.S. West Coast.”