Challenger 300 Business Jet Fleet Logs Over One Million Hours on HTF7000 Engines

Bombardier Aerospace today announced that the Challenger 300 business jet fleet, powered by Honeywell’s HTF7000 turbofan propulsion system, has surpassed one million hours of in-flight engine service.

“The Challenger 300 jet has consistently provided operators with top performance and reliability since its entry into service in 2004, and the HTF7000 engine plays a leading role in this success,” said Steve Ridolfi, President, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “Durability and performance are key requirements when first choosing an engine for our business aircraft platforms. The HTF7000 clearly performs to the required specifications and has helped make the Challenger 300 jet the market’s leading super midsize aircraft. We are extremely pleased to mark this milestone.”

The Challenger 300 jet quickly earned a reputation for reliability and dependability. With a dispatch reliability that is consistently over 99.7 per cent, the Challenger 300 jet, along with its HTF7000 engines, is the industry benchmark for super midsize aircraft.

“We continue to invest heavily in new technologies and our engine development programs to satisfy our customers,” said Rob Wilson, President, Business & General Aviation, Honeywell Aerospace. “Low emissions were a key construct element when we began designing the HTF7000 nearly ten years ago. We are continually updating our engine technology to address market expectations for low emissions, light weight and high thrust.”

Challenger 300 aircraft: A bespoke customer-designed aircraft, the Challenger 300 jet offers transcontinental range and superior long-range cruise speed with eight passengers. It can fly Geneva-Dubai non-stop* with a full payload, and its superior airfield performance allows the aircraft to operate out of 5,000-foot (1,524-m) runways with ease*. The Challenger 300 business jet offers the best performance and value amongst its competitors and has consistently exceeded customer expectations. With over 300 Challenger 300 jets in service, it is the market leader amongst its peers.

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Notes to Editors

  • Photo 1: Paolo Carmassi, President, Honeywell Aerospace, Europe, Middle East, Africa and India; and Marie-Hélène Pelletier, Vice President, Supply Chain, Bombardier Business Aircraft
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* Under certain operating conditions

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Annie Cossette
Bombardier Business Aircraft           
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