Airshare commits to order up to 20 Bombardier Challenger 3500s


Airshare has signed a commitment with Bombardier to order up to 20 Challenger 3500 aircraft.

Through the agreement, Kansas City-based Airshare plans to double the size of its Challenger fleet to support demand for its fractional programme. The firm entered the super-midsize segment with its first order for 20 Challengers in May 2021.

“The response we have received to the Challenger entering our fractional program has been tremendous, from both new and existing customers,” said John Owen, president and CEO of Airshare. “We are thrilled to extend our commitment with Bombardier and look forward to adding several more Challenger 3500s to our fleet. The strength of our partnership made it easy for us to accelerate our plans to order more of these aircraft to meet customer demand.”

The Challenger 3500 aircraft is the first business jet in the super mid-size segment to have an Environmental Product Declaration published, documenting the aircraft’s environmental footprint over its lifecycle.

Eric Martel, president and CEO, Bombardier said: “The entire team is immensely proud that Airshare continues to trust Bombardier to grow its fleet. Airshare and Bombardier share several values in common: we strive for excellence and work tirelessly to offer an exceptional experience to our clients. With this new order, our valued relationship continues to grow stronger, as the award-winning Challenger 3500 aircraft keeps elevating Airshare’s flight experience with its ultimate combination of performance and comfort.”

Airshare’s fractional programme gives each owner a 1/16th share with 20 days and unlimited flight time. The firm also offers its own jet card program, Embark, as well as aircraft management, on-demand charter and maintenance services.