Airshare becomes latest Challenger 350 fleet operator

Yves Le Marquand

Airshare has become the newest fleet operator for the Bombardier Challenger 350 business jet following an order for three of the super midsize aircraft, with options for 17 more. The order will enable the Kansas City-based private aviation company to double the size of its fractional ownership fleet in the near future, it said.

Airshare said considerable due diligence went into selecting the Challenger 350 as the aircraft to expand the firm’s operations outside its core area in central US. John Owen, president and CEO of Airshare, said: [We took] input from our current customers and contributions from every department in the company. Partnering with Bombardier puts us in an excellent position to attract future customers who have wanted to join our programme but desired a larger aircraft with greater range, while also ensuring we continue to deliver best-in-class service that has become synonymous with Airshare.”

Bombardier continues to introduce enhancements to the 350 aircraft cabin, including high-speed Ka-band connectivity and a cabin management system.

“We appreciate the confidence Airshare has expressed in our Challenger 350 aircraft,” said Éric Martel, president and CEO, Bombardier. “This jet is the all-round performer. No other aircraft in the category comes close to its superior reliability, range, speed, performance, cabin experience and operating costs.

“Airshare is one of the most successful fractional programmes in the country. We are proud they have chosen the Challenger 350 aircraft to anchor their fleet, and we are extremely excited about the potential of this long-term partnership.”

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