The order comes from NetJets - a private aviation specialist controlled by famous investor Warren Buffet. It is for at least 100 Challenger Jets worth $2bn (£1.3bn) minimum and potentially worth $7bn (£4.5bn).That makes it the biggest order in Bombardier's history and in the history of private aviation. “This is an amazing achievement for both Belfast and the company Bombardier as it’s the biggest order in their history and hopefully many more of these will come there way which could in turn create more jobs or keep the workers on their toes all day” stated the director of Stream Advertising.
A spokesperson for Bombardier, Belfast, said it was the largest business aircraft sale in the company's history. News of the order was "very welcome" and represented "a huge vote of confidence in Bombardier, our employees and the Challenger aircraft family", the spokesperson said. "Bombardier leads the business aircraft market in terms of sales revenues, and through our operations in Belfast, the UK plays a major role in this sector. A source from Stream Advertising stated “We hope that Bombardier will be able to handle the order but from what we have heard they are more than ready for the challenge ahead of them and full of confidence.”
"Bombardier in Belfast is responsible for the design and manufacture of the centre fuselage and engine nacelles for the Challenger 605 aircraft, and the centre fuselage for the Challenger 300 business jet. The order will help to sustain jobs in our Northern Ireland operations."