NetJets plans to expand its private jet operations with an order of Bombardier’s Global 8000 ultra-long-range private jets.
Bombardier will provide NetJets with an expanded fleet of 24 Global 8000 aircraft.
NetJets currently operates around 850 private jets, making it one of the largest private jet providers in the world.
Its current fleet includes 32 Global 6000s, 14 Global 5000/5500s and 4 Global 7500s. Last year, NetJets ordered 100 Phenom 300s from Embraer.
The company released a statement regarding the agreement for the long-range jets.
“NetJets will also be working with Bombardier to upgrade the entire in-service Global 7500 fleet to Global 8000 jets when they begin taking delivery of its new flagship aircraft.”
“NetJets could subsequently grow its fleet — the world’s largest, most diverse fleet in private aircraft — through a series of options that could be exercised progressively over the coming years.”
Eric Martel, President and CEO of Bombardier also commented on the deal.
“The new Global 8000 aircraft is the ultimate solution for NetJets’ discerning owners, offering a truly seamless private aviation experience.”
“NetJets’ experience and expertise make them the ideal partner to unlock the full potential of this revolutionary Mach 0.94 business jet in a large fleet context. Our valued relationship continues to grow stronger, and we are proud to share this historic milestone together.”
The new Global 8000 has a cabin altitude of 2900 feet when flying at 41,000 feet. The aircraft is equipped with Bombardier Pũr Air and HEPA filter technology that will be used for fresh air replacement.
Nuage seating is included in the cabin, these seats were first introduced on the Global 7500 and were designed with a zero-gravity position to help passengers arrive at their destination refreshed.
NetJets president, Patrick Gallagher emphasised the company’s desire to expand across more international markets.
“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 at the beginning of 2022.”
The order is valued at $312 million per the 2022 list prices.
The aircraft’s additional range offers non-stop flights from Dubai to Houston, Singapore to Los Angeles and London to Perth, among others.
NetJet also announced a new maintenance and service facility in Scottsdale, Arizona after investing in similar facilities in Denver, Colorado, and San Jose, California.
Investments in maintenance and service facilities and the increase in its already sizeable fleet are due to the rising demand for private air travel among the super-rich.