Bombardier Defense Strengthens U.S. Air Force Communications with Seventh Global 6000 Aircraft Delivery
HARTFORD, CT - Bombardier Defense, a global leader in aviation, has once again showcased its commitment to enhancing airborne communications by delivering the seventh Global 6000 aircraft to the U.S. Air Force's Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) program.
Bridging Communication Gaps with the BACN Program: The BACN program, known within the U.S. Air Force as the E-11A, is a specialized communications platform designed to bridge and relay critical voice and data between air and surface forces. This capability is especially vital in challenging terrains like mountains or vast distances where traditional communication methods might falter. The Global aircraft, often referred to as "Wi-Fi in the sky" by the USAF, acts as a universal gateway, ensuring seamless communication across various global operations.Advertising
A Multi-Year Commitment to Excellence: This recent delivery, celebrated at Bombardier's Hartford Service Centre in Connecticut, is part of a multi-year contract potentially valued at nearly US$465 million. Prior to this, Bombardier had already delivered six Global aircraft to the BACN program. Under the 2021 contract, the USAF retains the option to acquire an additional aircraft annually through 2026.
Jean-Christophe Gallagher, Executive Vice-President of Aircraft Sales and Bombardier Defense, expressed pride in the company's ongoing partnership with the U.S. Air Force. He emphasized Bombardier Defense's mission-focused approach, which has positioned the Global aircraft as the preferred choice for governments and defense contractors globally.
Global Aircraft: The Ultimate Choice for Special Missions: Bombardier's Global aircraft are renowned for their speed, range, and endurance. They are the chosen platform for over ten different mission types worldwide. This reputation is further bolstered by Bombardier's 24/7 global support infrastructure.
About Bombardier: Headquartered in Greater Montréal, Québec, Bombardier is a trailblazer in the aviation industry, known for designing, manufacturing, and servicing some of the world's most exceptional business jets. With a fleet of approximately 5,000 aircraft globally, Bombardier's jets are trusted by multinational corporations, governments, and private individuals alike. The company's facilities span across North America, Europe, and Asia, ensuring a robust customer support network.
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