NetJets is launch partner for the new Challenger 350 business jet
NetJets has been announced as the international launch partner for the Bombardier Challenger 350 business jet at EBACE in Geneva.
The NetJets Signature Series Challenger 350 aircraft will join the NetJets fleet in 2014 and is part of NetJets’ 10-year fleet plan to add up to 670 new products with a total value of $17.6 billion over the next decade.
To mark the introduction of the Challenger 350 and to welcome the aircraft to the NetJets Signature Series, a mock-up of the all-new super midsize Bombardier jet was unveiled at the event.
“This distinct super midsize aircraft will deliver an experience that meets both our customers’ travel and comfort requirements. The inflight experience is exceptional and unlike any other,” said NetJets CEO Jordan B. Hansell.
“The aircraft has an exceptionally quiet cabin allowing both serenity and conversation, soft, hand crafted leathers, meticulously designed wood finishes, an inflight entertainment system offering choices for every taste, and a single service beverage maker, all designed specifically by NetJets.”
Hansell added: “The high design was all in an effort to allow our customers to relax and enjoy their flight whether for work or family. This state-of-the art jet’s cabin, designed in partnership with Bombardier Aerospace, will provide our discerning customers the best flight experience, along with the safety and reliability they expect from the worldwide leader in private aviation.”
“The Challenger 350 jet will take our existing Challenger family to new heights. This aircraft further enhances our leading business aircraft portfolio and will provide our customers with redefined design standards,” said Steve Ridolfi, president of Bombardier Business Aircraft.
NetJets’ Signature Series Challenger 350 aircraft will offer customers greater cabin comfort, larger windows to create a lighter and more airy cabin environment and an advanced HD wireless entertainment system.
It is equipped with state-of-the-art avionics and delivers an increased wingspan, improved engine and efficiency features.
The Challenger 350 aircraft has a range of 3,780 sm (6,083km). It will be able to fly between London – Tel Aviv with space for up to ten passengers.
On June 11, 2012, NetJets placed a firm order for 100 Challenger 350 and Challenger 605 business jets with options for an additional 175 Challenger 350 and Challenger 605 aircraft. The order is valued at approximately $7.3 billion if all options are exercised. The firm order includes 75 Challenger 350 aircraft, with deliveries scheduled to begin in 2014 and 25 Challenger 605 aircraft, with deliveries scheduled to begin in 2015.