VistaJet’s Bombardier business jet fleet is set to grow by 20 aircraft over a 26-week period, the Swiss-based private jet operator has said.
As well as supplementing the VistaJet fleets both in Europe and the US, the new aircraft will also be used to replace older models, with the Challenger 350s earmarked as replacements for the company’s six-strong fleet of LearJet 60XRs.
The Challenger 605s will be used as direct replacements for the company’s current Challenger 600 series aircraft, with the complete renewal due to be completed by the end of the year.
VistaJet has already added five Bombardier Global business jets to its fleet so far this year, including the first two aircraft to be delivered to the newly-formed US operating division.
The overall fleet plan for VistaJet aims to keep the average age of the aircraft to around two-years-old, which means that all aircraft operated remain under the manufacturers original warranty.
“I am particularly pleased about the introduction of the Challenger 350 jet to the fleet as I was personally active in the customer focus groups for this aircraft,” said Thomas Flohr, founder and chairman of VistaJet earlier in the year.
“It offers an amazing combination of cabin technology and overall performance. I can confirm that VistaJet’s Challenger 350 aircraft will feature a unique configuration, geared toward maximum comfort, privacy and security. The Challenger fleet renewal will be complete by the end of the year.”