February 17, 2015
Bombardier delivers Global 6000 aircraft to Formula 1 champion Niki Lauda
Bombardier delivered a new Global 6000 aircraft to Formula 1 champion, Niki Lauda, at the aircraft manufacturer’s Global Completion Centre, in Dorval, Canada. The company further announced that Mr. Lauda will be a spokesperson for Bombardier Business Aircraft. The partnership between Bombardier and Mr. Lauda will see him fly his new Global 6000 aircraft to Grand Prix races around the world with appearances at Bombardier Business Aircraft events throughout the 2015 Formula 1 season. Three-time Formula 1 World Champion Niki Lauda has a long history in aviation. He was the founder of Lauda Air in 1979, and in 2003, he founded NIKI Luftfahrt GmbH, a low-cost airline based in Vienna. The Global 6000 jet is the latest in a series of Bombardier business aircraft that Mr. Lauda has owned and piloted during his career as an aviator. Until recently he operated a Global 5000 and Challenger 300 jet as his private aircraft, which he frequently used to travel to Formula 1 races around the world from his home base in Austria.