Charter a Bombardier Private Jet

The aircraft manufacturer Bombardier - officially Bombardier Inc. - is a well-known Canadian manufacturer of business jets with headquarters in Montreal. Today, aircraft are manufactured in the USA, Mexico and at the main Canadian plant in Quebec. Started in the early 1940s as a snowmobile manufacturer, Bombardier initially focused on train transport in the 1960s before entering private aviation in 1984 with the acquisition of Canadair. Today, Bombardier is valued for its experience in building reliable business jets: with around 4,700 aircraft in service worldwide, Bombardier is currently the second-largest manufacturer of business jets in the world behind Gulfstream.

Bombardier's three active aircraft families cover a wide range of sizes and ranges, making the Canadians the all-round provider for private business jets. Customers also include numerous international airlines such as Air Canada, Korean Air, Lufthansa Gulf Air and Delta.

Bombardier private jet charter: key data of the aircraft manufacturer

Bombardier's popular Challenger 350 midsize jet: Light-flooded cabin with flat floor
Bombardier Challenger 350
  • Iconic Canadian company with over 50 years of private aircraft manufacturing experience.
  • Approximately 4,900 aircraft in operation
  • 5.6 billion USD turnover (2020)
  • 16,000 employees (2020)
  • Bombardier Inc. (BDRBF) is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, but its shares are also traded on the major German stock exchanges.
  • Bombardier Museum in Valcourt in the Canadian province of Quebec, dedicated to the life's work of founder Joseph-Armand Bombardier.
  • The Airbus A220 was originally developed and built by Bombardier as the C Series with the CS100 (now Airbus A220-100) and CS300 (now Airbus A220-300) models.
  • Winner of the "Best new Jet Award 2020" by the prestigious aviation magazine Aviation International News (AIN) with the Global 6500 & Global 5500 models.
  • Company management: Éric Martel (President, CEO)

From big player to niche provider for mid-size and large jets

Valued by customers for speed, range and reliability: the Learjet 75 Liberty, available since 2020
Learjet 75 Liberty on approach

Bombardier, which has been listed on the stock exchange since 1969, has been active in a wide variety of transport business fields throughout its history. The dynamic portfolio of the company, which was founded in 1942 as L'Auto-Neige Bombardier Limitée, is mainly due to acquisitions and sales.

The legendary Bombardier 1931 snowmobile was the company's first product. Until the legal regulation of snow clearance on traffic roads, snowmobiles were practically without alternatives as a winter transport vehicle in snow-intensive areas. Until the end of the 1960s, Bombardier's product portfolio was limited to the manufacture of winter and off-road motor vehicles. In 2003, the division was spun off from the company and sold as "Bombardier Recreational Products". Today, this is known in particular for the SKI-DOO brand of snowmobiles.

Through an acquisition, Bombardier entered the rail vehicle manufacturing business in 1970. Through further acquisitions, Bombardier became the world market leader for rail vehicle technology with its Transportation division in 2001. In 2021, the division was bought by the French group Alstom.

Also through acquisitions, Bombardier entered the aviation sector at the end of the 1980s, which was established in the Bombardier Aerospace division. Initially, only the established aircraft models continued to be built, before two new developments, the Global and the C Series, supplemented the portfolio in the mid-2000s.

After a long phase of diversification, the consolidation of the business segments took place from 2020: First, the regional aircraft division was sold to Airbus Canada. A few months later, Bombardier announced the discontinuation of Learjet production. However, maintenance of the more than 1,000 active Learjets would continue.

The Bombardier Business Jet Portfolio

Luxury, comfort and privacy: The Private Suite in the Bombardier Global 6500
Global 6500 Private Suite

Considered the "forefather of all business jets", the Learjet has been in production for nearly 60 years. The Learjet variants 45 and 75 are classified in the Super Light Jet segment. In February 2021, Bombardier announced that it would discontinue production of the Learjet due to difficult market developments.

The 300 and 350 models of the Challenger family belong to the mid-size jets and are designed for short- and medium-haul operations. The Challenger 850, on the other hand, with its 13 seats already belongs to the super large jets.

The portfolio is rounded off by the Global family with the well-known Global 6000 model. The range of these so-called Long Range Jets is comparable with commercial aircraft.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How much does a Bombardier Business Jet cost?

A new Bombardier aircraft costs between US$9.9 million for the latest variant of the Learjet 75 Liberty super light jet and around US$71 million for the spacious and long-range Global 8000 business jet.

How many business jets does Bombardier build per year?

Between 2007 and 2020, Bombardier delivered between 114 (2020) and 235 (2009) business jets, according to its annual reports. The last four years of the period under review (2017 - 2020) saw the lowest deliveries.

Where are the Bombardier aircraft built?

The three Bombardier aircraft families Learjet (until 2021), Challenger and Global are built at different locations. Aircraft components are produced at the manufacturing plant in Mexico, whereas final production takes place at sites in the USA and Canada.

What engines are used in Bombardier aircraft?

Bombardier uses engines from Honeywell, General Electric (GE) and Rolls-Royce in its fleet.

Plane
Propulsion
Learjet 75 Liberty
Honeywell TFE731-40BR
Challenger 350
Honeywell HTF7350 turbofans
Challenger 650
GE CF34-3B MTO
Global 5500
Rolls-Royce Pearl engine
Global 6500
Rolls-Royce Pearl engine
Global 7500
GE Passport
Global 8000
GE Passport
Charter a Bombardier Learjet 40 / 40XR Light Jet-6-464.90280777537794-1960
Bombardier Learjet 40 XR
Seats:6
Speed:465 kts | 861 kmh
Range:1960 nm | 3630 km
Charter a Bombardier Learjet 60/ 60XR Midsize Jet-7-447.0842332613391-2200
Bombardier Learjet 60 XR
Seats:7
Speed:447 kts | 828 kmh
Range:2200 nm | 4074 km
Charter a Bombardier Learjet 45/ 45XR Super Light Jet-8-463.28293736501075-1965
Bombardier Learjet 45 XR
Seats:8
Speed:463 kts | 858 kmh
Range:1965 nm | 3639 km
Charter a Bombardier Challenger 300 Super Midsize Jet-8-469.76241900647943-3567
Bombardier Challenger 300
Seats:8
Speed:470 kts | 870 kmh
Range:3567 nm | 6606 km
Charter a Bombardier Challenger 350 Super Midsize Jet-9-469.76241900647943-3682
Bombardier Challenger 350
Seats:9
Speed:470 kts | 870 kmh
Range:3682 nm | 6819 km
Charter a Bombardier Challenger 650 Large Jet-12-482.1814254859611-4000
Bombardier Challenger 650
Seats:12
Speed:482 kts | 893 kmh
Range:4000 nm | 7408 km
Charter a Bombardier Challenger 850 Super Large Jet-13-458.96328293736497-3390
Bombardier Challenger 850
Seats:13
Speed:459 kts | 850 kmh
Range:3390 nm | 6278 km
Charter a Bombardier Global 5000 Super Large Jet-13-512.9589632829374-7077
Bombardier Global 5000
Seats:13
Speed:513 kts | 950 kmh
Range:7077 nm | 13107 km
Charter a Bombardier Global 6000 Long Range Jet-14-512.9589632829374-6000
Bombardier Global 6000
Seats:14
Speed:513 kts | 950 kmh
Range:6000 nm | 11112 km
Charter a Bombardier Global 5500 Super Large Jet-16-516.1987041036717-5900
Bombardier Global 5500
Seats:16
Speed:516 kts | 956 kmh
Range:5900 nm | 10927 km
Charter a Bombardier Global 7500 Long Range Jet-17-530.2375809935205-7700
Bombardier Global 7500
Seats:17
Speed:530 kts | 982 kmh
Range:7700 nm | 14260 km
Charter a Bombardier Global 6500 Long Range Jet-17-516.1987041036717-6600
Bombardier Global 6500
Seats:17
Speed:516 kts | 956 kmh
Range:6600 nm | 12223 km