Bombardier celebrates milestone delivery of 100th Challenger aircraft to NetJets

September 23, 2019 - Montréal
Aviation
  • NetJets proudly takes delivery of another world-renowned Challenger 350 aircraft, welcoming 100th Challenger business jet
  • 80 Challenger 350 and 20 Challenger 650 aircraft now in service with exceptional reliability and comfort
  • The Challenger brand is synonymous with success as the best-selling business jet platform of the last decade
  • With its stunning and sophisticated cabin, smooth ride and the lowest operating costs in its category, the Challenger 350 aircraft delivers an unrivalled private jet experience

Bombardier proudly celebrates the delivery of the 100th Challenger aircraft to join the NetJets fleet. This milestone event underscores the strong relationship between Bombardier and NetJets, and reflects the tremendous demand among business jet travellers to fly aboard the industry-leading Challenger business jets.

The 100th Challenger aircraft in NetJets’ fleet is the award-winning Challenger 350 business jet, which continues to lead the way in the super mid-size segment. In addition to reaching 300 deliveries faster than any other jet in the medium and large categories, the Challenger 350 aircraft is the best-selling business jet platform of the last decade and is recognized for its superior performance, remarkable reliability and stylish cabin.

“We're very proud of our longstanding relationship with NetJets, who share our desire to create an exceptional flight experience for customers,” said David Coleal, President of Bombardier Aviation. “This addition of a 100th Challenger aircraft to NetJets’ fleet shows how sought-after this aircraft is and why it’s simply the best business jet in its class.”

NetJets currently operates a combined total of 100 Challenger 350 and Challenger 650 aircraft in its fleet. These best-selling aircraft have the lowest direct operating costs in their respective categories due to affordable maintenance programs and longer maintenance intervals than the competition.

Recently recognized by Robb Report Magazine as the Best of the Best super mid-size aircraft for the second consecutive year, the Challenger 350 business jet builds upon the remarkable legacy of leadership of the Challenger 300 series of aircraft. With a true seats full, tanks full, 3,200 nautical mile range and steep approach certification, the Challenger 350 business jet can connect Aspen to New York non-stop. The enhanced short-field performance ability of the Challenger 350 aircraft also allows for access to challenging airfields such as Santa Monica airport.

A masterful expression of high-end craftsmanship and functionality, the Challenger 650 aircraft is designed to be the most reliable business aircraft. The Challenger 650 business jet provides the ultimate in-flight experience with industry-leading connectivity, an immersive sound system, and a cabin management system that effortlessly brings it all together in the widest in-class cabin.

Given their class-leading economics and dependable performance in operation, it’s no wonder the Challenger 350 and Challenger 650 business jets are highly favoured by experienced flight departments such as NetJets.  

About Bombardier

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Bombardier Aviation 
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