NetJets Europe held an event last week in Geneva to introduce the Bombardier Global 6000 as the next type in its fleet. Meanwhile, the fractional operator awaits delivery of its first completed Global 6000 in December and is expecting to start commercial operations with the ultra-long-range jet on February 1.
In fact, NetJets Europe is betting on large-cabin, long-range operations as demand for light to midsize jets continues to dwindle. Besides its globe-girdling range, customers will also benefit from the Global 6000’s large cabin. “It has an aft lounge that can morph into a true bedroom with a double bed and a real dividing wall, which our Gulfstreams and Falcons do not have,” said NetJets Europe sales director Marine Eugène.
Global 6000 owners will also be exempt from NetJets Europe’s positioning fees in a zone extended to China, India, South Africa, Angola and Brazil. Eugène anticipates only a small percentage of empty legs to or from these countries. The smallest share offered on the Global 6000 is one-sixteenth, which equates to 50 flying hours annually, for $3.1 million.