Bombardier, Inc. Class B (OTCMKTS: BDRBF) has announced the arrival of a fifth Global business jet at Saab AB (OTCMKTS; SAABF) Linköping, a Swedish defence supplier. The jet is ready for conversion into Saab’s Airborne Early Warning and Control solution, GlobalEye.
The aircraft was delivered from Toronto, Bombardier’s manufacturing site. Before it was delivered to Sweden, the Flying Colours Corp in Peterborough, Ontario, completed work on its interior.
Flying Colours Corp’s Executive Vice President, Sean Gillespie, believes that designing an interior for a special missions aircraft requires an intelligent approach. Gillespie says that their work for Saab shows his company’s knowledge, experience and talent.
Bombardier global aircrafts
According to a statement by Stephen Patrick, the Vice President of the department of Specialised Aircraft, Bombardier, the Global aircraft is suited for conversion into specialised assets. The Global 6000 aircraft and its successor, the Global 6500 aircraft, are best for high-altitude and long-endurance missions. Bombardier is also known for its smooth flight technology that provides a stable platform for sensors and a comfortable environment for its operators.
Carl-Johan Bergholm, head of Saab Business Area Surveillance and Senior Vice President, says Bombardier is an industry leader hence why the company chose them for their Saab Airborne Early Warning and Control Solution project. Bergholm hints that this is just the beginning of the collaboration between the two companies.
Saab has been a partner of the Canadian military for about 30 years. It is one of the top global defence and security companies. Since its Global Eye aircraft completed its maiden flight in 2018, Saab has delivered three of them to customers.
Bombardier Global business jets
Bombardier Global business jets have spacious cabins, ultra-long-range and class-leading maintenance of intervals. They are suited to various missions such as humanitarian assistance, securing airspace borders and transporting heads of State.
Bombardier specialised aircraft provides flexible options for its customers all over the world. Conversion options include testing and certification, technical oversight for customer-specific requests, specialised engineering support and modifications to external features such as sensors, antenna and radar.
Bombardier supports more than 4,900 aircraft in service with several governments, individuals and multinational corporations globally.