Dubai, UAE, November 12, 2007 - Bombardier Aerospace announced today that Rizon Jet has placed firm orders for a widebody Challenger 605 business aircraft and a high-speed Global 5000 jet. The transaction is valued at approximately $69 million* US, based on the 2007 list price. The new Bombardier Challenger 605 and Global 5000 jets will be based in Bahrain. “We are very excited to add these impressive jets to our fleet along with the Challenger 605 aircraft we purchased earlier this year,” said Ibrahim AlHamer, chairman, Rizon Jet. “The Challenger 605 jet won us over with its exceptional reliability and bright spacious cabin. And now, we are eager to add the super large Global 5000 jet to our growing fleet, offering our clients the next level in luxury, comfort and ultimate performance. We are very impressed with the wide range of Bombardier products and see great potential for these aircraft in our operation.”
Rizon Jet is an emergent charter operator in the Gulf region, focusing on executive travel for senior executives, senior government officials, and professionals. Rizon Jet offers cost effective pricing as well as innovative and distinguishable services. Established in the Kingdom of Bahrain in January 2007, Rizon Jet offers aircraft charter services to various destinations in the Gulf region, Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Europe.
“Rizon Jet is the perfect example of an operation that can truly benefit from Bombardier’s comprehensive range of products,” said Bob Horner, vice-president, international sales, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “The needs of an operator like Rizon Jet are varied with their challenging operating conditions and diverse client base. As the Original Equipment Manufacturer with the widest range of products, Bombardier can offer customers the right aircraft to fit the needs of their growing business and operating environment. We are delighted that Rizon Jet has chosen Bombardier aircraft to continue expanding their fleet.”
Challenger 605: In service since January 2007, the Challenger 605 jet features the widest stand-up cabin of any large category business jet available today. It is equipped with the Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics suite and an all new cabin electronic system. It can whisk five-passengers from Dubai-Madrid non-stop**, in superior comfort. Optional equipment on the Challenger 605 now includes the Bombardier Enhanced Vision System (BEVS), providing pilots with significantly improved situational awareness and the ability to observe runway lights and the runway environment in difficult operating conditions, such as low visibility and or darkness.
Global 5000: The high-speed Global 5000 jet combines superior transatlantic speed with the largest cabin in the super large segment. It features state-of-the-art high-speed Internet connectivity and unmatched entertainment options as standard equipment as well as a heads-up flight display system, with the largest field-of-view of any business aircraft. The jet can connect Dubai-Cape Town non-stop with eight passengers and three crew**. The Global 5000 jet is now available with the Global Vision flight deck. The new Pro Line Fusion avionics suite is paired with superior design aesthetics from world-renowned design consultancy firm Design Q, to create the ultimate flight control environment, providing Global aircraft pilots with an unprecedented level of situational awareness and comfort.
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* Pricing subject to change and based on standard configuration.
**Under certain conditions.
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