Bombardier Global aircraft achieve 2,500 Aspen airport takeoffs, landings

Since 2000, Bombardier Global aircraft have surpassed 2,500 takeoffs and landings at Aspen´s challenging Aspen/Pitkin County Airport, the company said.

Delivering a steep approach capability, Bombardier´s Global aircraft are ideally suited to operate in and out of the rugged terrain surrounding Aspen/Snowmass. Aspen/Pitkin County Airport is nestled among Rocky Mountain peaks at approximately 7,820 feet (2,384 m) above sea level.

Global business jets demonstrate their agility and deft landing capabilities at the challenging airfield. With impressive range, speed and reliability that blend perfectly to offer outstanding field performance, the Global 5000 business jet can effortlessly access some of the world´s most challenging airports, including Aspen and London City. The Global 6000 aircraft is the largest purpose-built business jet capable of mastering the high altitude Aspen airfield.

Montréal, Canada-based Bombardier manufactures both planes and trains. Shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD) and the company is listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Indices. In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015, BBD posted revenues of USD 18.2 billion.