Global Gets Refurb, Free Wi-Fi

The Global 5000, shown here with the Elite Air-managed Lear 40, is the largest aircraft in the company’s charter fleet.

The Global 5000, shown here with the Elite Air-managed Lear 40, is the largest aircraft in the company’s charter fleet.

The Global 5000, the largest aircraft in the Elite Air management fleet, is currently undergoing an extensive interior and exterior refurbishment. When the aircraft emerges in October, it will look like new and feature several upgraded amenities, like free domestic wireless internet access.

“The Global has long been a standard of our fleet,” Elite Air CEO Gray Gibbs said. “With unrivaled value for its range, comfort and speed, we’re proud to now roll it out with a complete facelift and more functionality.”

The Global has been unavailable for charter for several months while undergoing the extensive renovation and standard maintenance inspection. But Sales Director AJ Becker said the upgrades will be worth the wait.

“This is one of the finest airframes in the world,” he said. “It’s been difficult not being able to charter ours for so long, but it truly deserves nothing but the best treatment available in the industry.”

Bombardier’s Global 5000 offers more space and better performance than almost any aircraft in its class. Passengers can enjoy non-stop capabilities from continental Europe to the U.S. West Coast at unmatched comfort. The aircraft boasts six fully reclining/berthable seats, a berthable divan and a four-seat conference table. In addition to unlimited wireless internet access, the Elite Air Global’s amenities include a SATCOM and Iridium-based telephone system, a galley touchscreen control monitor, six individual seat monitors with DVD/CD capability, espresso maker, oven, microwave, fully enclosed lavatory and more.