Bombardier Delivers a Challenger 605 Aircraft to Kuwaiti-Based Customer

Bombardier Aerospace today announced that it has delivered a Challenger 605 aircraft to Mr. Ahmed Al Jarallah, based in Kuwait City, State of Kuwait. This aircraft will be operated by Gulf Wings and is the fourth Challenger aircraft in their fleet.

“We are delighted to welcome Mr. Al Jarallah to the Bombardier family and applaud his selection of the Challenger 605 jet,” said Bob Horner, Senior Vice President, Sales, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “This aircraft is perfectly suited for travel within the Middle East, while providing non-stop access to both Europe and Asia.”

Ahmed Al Jarallah is the editor-in-chief of Al-Seyassah, a highly regarded Kuwaiti news and entertainment industry company founded in 1965. Its daily newspaper has a circulation of 70,000 units, and its website is one of the most visited in the country.

“After long consideration, we chose the Challenger 605 jet for its spacious cabin, luxurious interior and its long-range capabilities in linking key cities, such as Kuwait City to Casablanca,” noted Mr. Al Jarallah, who was present at the special entry-into-service ceremony.

Bombardier's Challenger 605 and Challenger 600 Series jets lead the large aircraft segment in the Middle East with a market share of 73 per cent.

Bombardier Customer Services in the Middle East
Bombardier has a significant service and support presence in the Middle East, including a Regional Support Office and a parts depot in Dubai. These facilities are complemented by two authorized service facilities – ExecuJet Aviation in Dubai, and the recently added Arab Wings in Jordan. Bombardier offers a comprehensive network of field support specialists throughout the region, on-site support via Mobile Response Teams and the PartsExpress airborne parts delivery service.

Challenger 605 aircraft
Featuring the widest stand-up cabin of any large category business jet available today, the Challenger 605 jet builds on the legacy of quality and reliability of its predecessor, the acclaimed Challenger 604 jet, leading its market share segment throughout the world. The Challenger 605 jet can whisk eight passengers and two crew from Kuwait to London or Kuwait to Seoul non-stop*.

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Notes to Editors

  • Photo: Ahmed Al Jarallah (right) during the delivery of his new Challenger 605 jet, accompanied by Wassim Saheb, Sales Director, Middle East, Turkey & North Africa, Bombardier Business Aircraft, in Geneva, Switzerland on May 8, 2011.
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