“Time is our most precious commodity, and there are conveniences that wealth brings to essentially get you more time. —retired Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, explaining why he commutes via private jet from his Seattle home to watch games of the Los Angeles Clippers, the basketball team he bought last year for $2 billion. ”
Bizjet Order Is Largest Ever
VistaJet has placed a firm order for 56 Bombardier Global aircraft, with options for up to another 86. At $7.8 billion, the deal represents the largest single transaction in the history of business aviation. Deliveries of this latest batch of Bombardier jets under firm order are due to begin in January 2014 and run through the end of 2017. The aircraft included in the contract consist of 25 Global 5000s, with options for 40 more; 25 Global 6000s, with options for another 40; and six Global 8000s, along with an equal number of options. The aircraft will be deployed in growth markets, including Russia, China, the Middle East and all of Africa.