NetJets take delivery of first Challenger 350
NetJets has taken delivery of the first Bombardier Challenger 350, straight after the aircraft received its FAA type certificate.
Bombardier Challenger 350 launch customer NetJets has accepted delivery of the first aircraft from its 2013 order covering up to 200 aircraft.
Signed in May 2013, the NetJets order covers 75 firm orders and 125 options in a deal that could be worth $5.4 billion if all options are converted.
Challenger 350 msn 20502 / N762QS started its delivery flight on 26 June by flying a short 13 minute flight from the airframer’s Montreal home-base to Burlington International Airport in Vermont. Following a short stay the aircraft flew a further 43 minutes to Westchester Country Airport for a night-stop in preparation for a ceremonial delivery the next day.
The aircraft departed Westchester County Airport the next afternoon, flying first to Bradley International Airport Connecticut, before heading back to Montreal.
Delivery of the Challenger 350 marks the latest stage in the NetJets fleet renewal, with the new $25.8 million jet slated to replace the fractional operators Gulfstream G200 fleet.
NetJets are due to take delivery of a further seven aircraft in 2013, followed by 17 in 2015.