““[Bill Gates] has been historically one of my best supporters…One of my favorite e-mails he ever sent me…I proposed this crazy project. And he sent back this two-line response: ‘This has got to be the craziest thing you’ve ever suggested. Please proceed.’” ”
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.