Bombardier is installing Ultra Electronics' active noise and vibration control system on its Global Express ultra-long range business jet. The $180,000 system will become an option following certification early next year.

Ultra, based in Cambridge in the UK, clinched a deal with the Canadian manufacturer last year to supply its "Ultra-quiet cabin system" on the Challenger 604 stablemate.

"We have installed seven systems since the Challenger system was certified last October," says Rob McDonald, Ultra's director of marketing.

The first Ultra Quiet cabin will be installed on Global Express number four at Learjet's Wichita plant. Ultra expects orders from about half of Bombardier's 80-plus Global Express customers.

Source: Flight International