Flying sleek aircraft for a living is an exciting career choice that very few pilots ever regret making. There are opportunities to make a great living doing the thing that you love flying corporate aircraft for a living as well as airliners.
Corporate aviation is making a comeback a little behind the airline industry, but making a comeback they are. Business aviation specialist Bombardier Aerospace in Montreal has ended 2012 with a flurry of business jet orders, with deals for 11 Learjet 75 and Global 6000 private jet aircraft with undisclosed customers.
Bombardier announced an order for six Learjet 75 business jets last week, and for five Global 6000 business jets the week before. The general aviation aircraft sales, based on 2012 list prices, are worth $374 million.
The Learjet 75 features the Bombardier Vision flight deck, has a maximum altitude of 51,000 feet, and has a range of more than 2,000 nautical miles — or the distance between Montreal and Aspen, Colo. The aircraft accommodates eight passengers.
The Global 6000 also has the Vision flight deck, has a maximum altitude of 51,000 feet, and has a range of 6,000 nautical miles — or the distance between New York and Tokyo. The aircraft accommodates 19 passengers.