Bombardier Aerospace announced today that it has recently delivered the 400th Challenger 300 super mid-size jet in a ceremony held at Bombardier’s facilities in Montréal. The jet will be operated by BJET.
“The Challenger 300 jet is an outstanding super mid-size jet, arguably the aircraft that defined the segment. In some nine years, we’ve reached the 400th delivery milestone, a milestone we can all be proud of,” said Stephane Leblanc, Vice President and General Manager, Challenger, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “This aircraft offers tremendous value to customers, and alongside the Challenger 350 jet, we know we have the best aircraft for the segment’s current and future needs.”
BJET Chief Executive Officer, Alexey Butrimov said: “We are delighted to have this aircraft join the BJET fleet, which includes the Global 5000, Global 6000, Challenger 605, Challenger 850 and Learjet 60 aircraft. The Challenger 300 is a well-respected jet that delivers true performance. We’re excited to start flying customers in our newest Challenger 300 jet.”
Challenger 300 aircraft: The dependable Challenger 300 jet offers true transcontinental range and superior long-range cruise speed, with eight-to-10 passengers. Its 3,065 nm (5,646 km) range connects Montréal with Los Angeles non-stop. Its superior airfield performance allows it to operate out of 5,000 ft (1,524 m) runways with ease*. The Challenger 300 jet offers great performance and value in its class, combined with a dispatch reliability that has consistently been above 99.7 per cent, it has exceeded customer expectations since its entry-into-service in 2004.
Challenger 350 aircraft: The Challenger 350 jet boasts class-defining performance, a true seats full, tanks full, 3,200 nm (5,926 km) range and will connect Montreal with Manaus*. Building upon the legendary segment defining Challenger 300 jet it features a state-of-the-art cabin that maximizes natural light and redefines the man-machine interface, all the while maintaining the performance attributes that have become synonymous with the Challenger family of aircraft.
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