Bombardier delivers 100th Challenger 605 Jet


Bombardier says 100 Challenger 605s now in operation

The 100th Challenger 605 jet has entered service. The first was delivered in January 2007.

Bombardier has delivered over 800 Challenger 600 series aircraft. The manufacturer says the aircraft types has accumulated over 4,000,000 flight hours in total with a dispatch reliability of over 99.8% by September 2009.

“We are delighted to announce this milestone delivery,” says Michel Ouellette, vice-president and general manager, Challenger programs, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “This is a testament to the popularity and reliability of this robust platform – a jet that continues to prove itself as a valuable business tool for corporate leaders worldwide.”

The Challenger 605 has a maximum speed of Mach 0.82 and can fly 4,000 nautical miles carrying nine to 12 passengers.

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