Wednesday 21 February 2018

High-flyer Goodman pays €38m for luxurious private jet

Larry Goodman’s latest jet is from the Dassault Falcon 7X range comes with luxurious interior fittings
Larry Goodman’s latest jet is from the Dassault Falcon 7X range comes with luxurious interior fittings
The Dassault Falcon 7X range
Larry Goodman
John Mulligan

John Mulligan

Mr Goodman, who owns meat firm ABP, has acquired a Dassault Falcon 7X jet that has a $50m (€38.5m) list price.

The jet – which can carry up to 14 people and has a maximum range of 11,000km – replaces the Falcon 2000EX jet Mr Goodman previously owned and which was sold to a US firm.

Mr Goodman (75) has owned a series of private jets over the years, enabling him to visit his production facilities quickly.

His business became the focus of intense media interest this year when the horse-meat scandal broke.

Burgers manufactured by Silvercrest Foods in Ballybay, Co Monaghan, which was owned by ABP and which supplied products to Tesco, were found to be contaminated with traces of horse DNA.

Silvercrest later lost a contract with Burger King. Mr Goodman sold the Silvercrest plant to Kepak in April.

Mr Goodman, who left school at the age of 15, is one of Ireland's richest people, with an estimated fortune of €613m.

Irish Independent

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