Comlux Purchases Third Challenger 605 Jet

Comlux VIP fleet features eleven Bombardier business aircraft

Bombardier announced today that Comlux Management AG signed a firm order for a Challenger 605 jet.

Fly Comlux, the VIP charter division of Comlux, currently operates a modern fleet featuring a total of eleven Bombardier business aircraft – including three Challenger 605, two Challenger 850, two Global 5000, two Global Express and two Global Express XRS jets.

“Comlux successfully began six years ago with the Challenger 604 jet. Today, the addition of a new Challenger 605 aircraft to our fleet supports our main objective of always operating brand new aircraft, offering the best value for money to our VIP clients,” says Stephen Laven, CEO, Fly Comlux. “The aircraft will be operated from our facility in Kazakhstan. From Central Asia, it will be ideally placed to serve the European destinations and the growing charter market in Asia.”

Comlux is a leading worldwide VIP charter services operator with offices in Zurich, Moscow, and Almaty specializing in widebody, long-range aircraft operations. Comlux offers its customers a comprehensive set of services including aircraft management, sales and acquisitions, cabin design, completion, and maintenance services.

We are delighted with this Challenger 605 jet order, which further underlines Comlux’s confidence in Bombardier and our widebody aircraft product portfolio,” observed Bob Horner, senior vice president, Sales, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “Challenger 600 series jets are the definitive market leaders in the large aircraft segment worldwide. Challenger 605 jets continue to exemplify the proven reliability of this winning aircraft platform.”

Challenger 605: In service since January 2007, the Challenger 605 jet features the widest stand-up cabin of any large category business jet available today. It is equipped with the Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics suite and an all new cabin electronic system.
Optional equipment on the Challenger 605 aircraft includes the Bombardier Enhanced Vision System (BEVS), providing pilots with significantly improved situational awareness and the ability to observe runway lights and the runway environment in difficult operating conditions, such as low visibility and or darkness.

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Notes to Editors

  • Photo 1: (from left to right) Christophe Pelet, Head of Comlux Transactions, Ray Jones, vice-president, international sales, Bombardier Business Aircraft, Ettore Rodaro, Chief Commercial Officer, Comlux, Vladimir Kim, Chairman, Kazakhmys, Richard Gaona, President and CEO, Comlux.
  • Photo 2: Comlux Challenger 605 Aircraft.
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