NetJets orders Bombardier's ultra-long-haul Global 8000

NetJets is the first fleet operator to order Bombardier’s new Global 8000 private jet.

By Doug Gollan, November 29, 2022

Berkshire Hathaway’s NetJets continues its organic growth with an order for four of Bombardier’s Global 8000s.

The order is valued at $312 million based on 2022 list prices.

The news means NetJets will operate a fleet of 24 Global 8000 aircraft. That includes the new firm order for eight conversions of Bombardier aircraft previously ordered; and aircraft already on order or in service.

Currently, NetJets has 50 Globals in its fleet.

Bombardier’s flagship offers a range of 8,000 nautical miles and a top speed of Mach 0.94. It was introduced at EBACE in May.

NetJets order is the first from a fleet operator, according to the OEM.

The Global 8000 features a cabin altitude of 2,900 feet when flying at 41,000 ft.

It is also equipped with Bombardier Pũr Air and advanced HEPA filter technology for fast, fresh air replacement.

The aircraft also features the Nuage seat with zero gravity. The fully enclosed principal’s suite includes a full-size bed.

New nonstop city pairs include Dubai-Houston, Singapore-Los Angeles, and London-Perth.

“The new Global 8000 will help us to continue offering our owners, specifically our international travelers, the pinnacle in unforgettably personalized experiences aboard the finest ultra-long-range aircraft available,” said Patrick Gallagher, NetJets’ President of Sales, Marketing, and Service.

He added, “With inventory sold out through 2023 in the U.S., we are continuing to invest in further expansion for prospective Owners in North America and across the globe. In fact, by the end of 2023, we are proud to share that our worldwide fleet will be approximately 30% larger than it was in the beginning of 2022.”

Fleet expansion

Last year, NetJets added to its Phenom 300 fleet with a new order for 100 of Embraer’s light jets.

“The new Global 8000 aircraft is the ultimate solution for NetJets’ discerning owners, offering a truly seamless private aviation experience,” said Eric Martel, President and CEO of Bombardier.

Earlier this month, NetJets announced another infrastructure investment with new maintenance and operations in Scottsdale.

So far, NetJets has eschewed the industry’s merger and acquisition mania. It is already the world’s largest operator of private jets.

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