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Asia’s biggest business jet show opens in Shanghai

A Bombardier Global 6000 business jet on display at the 2015 National Business Aviation Association Convention in Las Vegas. Bombardier said Tuesday it delivered a 6000 to Zetta Jet, on the opening day of the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exposition in Shanghai, China.
A Bombardier Global 6000 business jet on display at the 2015 National Business Aviation Association Convention in Las Vegas. Bombardier said Tuesday it delivered a 6000 to Zetta Jet, on the opening day of the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exposition in Shanghai, China. File photo

On the opening day of Asia’s biggest business jet show, Bombardier said Tuesday that it delivered a Global 6000 business jet to charter operator Zetta Jet.

The delivery represents an option exercised by Zetta Jet from a December 2015 firm and optional order for up to six Global 6000s, a large-cabin, long-range jet priced at $69 million.

Zetta’s fleet includes four Global 6000s, two Global 5000s, two older Global XRS and Express jets, and one Challenger 650.

Bombardier, the parent of Wichita’s Learjet, made the announcement on the first day of the three-day Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exposition in Shanghai, China.

Exhibitors at the show include Textron Aviation, which has a Cessna Citation XLS+ business jet and Grand Caravan EX turboprop on static display at the Shanghai Hongqiao Airport.

Textron Aviation and AVIC General operate a joint venture in China called Cessna-AVIC Co. Ltd., which does completions on the Wichita-built XLS+ – paint, interior installation, flight testing and delivery – for Chinese customers.

Jerry Siebenmark: 316-268-6576, @jsiebenmark

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