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U.S. Air Force buys fourth Bombardier Global 6000

It will receive a E-11A military designation and be used with the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node



MONTREAL—Bombardier Aerospace has delivered another Global 6000 to the U.S. Air Force, the fourth of the aircraft manufacturer’s largest business jets to be used for airborne communications.

The plane has a list price of more than US$58.5 million.

It will receive a E-11A military designation and be used with the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node or BACN for deployment next summer.

Bombardier said the system will allow “disparate battlefield communications systems to share data.”

The air force has operated Global planes for four years and previously received a plane last year. The Federal Aviation Administration operates a Global 5000.

Bombardier business jets are also being operated by various governments around the world, including Britain’s Defence Ministry.

The ultra long-range business aircraft operates at altitudes of up to 15,545 metres and flies faster, farther, accesses shorter airfields, and climbs quicker than any other business jet in its class.

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