Bombardier Aerospace today announced the delivery of a Challenger 605 jet to El Seif Group of Saudi Arabia. The new aircraft will be used primarily for executive travel between the company’s various Middle Eastern operations.
“Challenger aircraft have a reputation for being highly efficient jets,” said Khaled Al Seif. “We already operate a Challenger 600 jet and a Challenger 601 jet; both aircraft have proven to be invaluable tools, providing superior reliability, a spacious and comfortable cabin, and all of the amenities necessary to be productive during flight. The Challenger 605 jet was the logical choice for our next aircraft,” he added.
El Seif Group is a leading, privately owned group of companies in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with diverse business interests worldwide. Established in 1951, The Group is active in the fields of engineering and construction, healthcare, medical equipment, hospital supplies, operation and maintenance, and commercial investment, including real estate development, insurance and power generation. Since its creation, the emphasis of the Group has been on quality, efficiency, customer satisfaction, and long-term planning.
“El Seif Group is the perfect example of a corporation that benefits from the convenience and time savings of corporate travel. We are proud to have them as a returning customer,” said Khader Mattar, Regional Vice President, Sales, Middle East, Africa, and India, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “Dominating the market with over 65 per cent of the installed base of large business aircraft in the region, the Challenger 600 series of jets are clearly the preferred choice of business leaders in the Middle East.”
In service since January 2007, the Challenger 605 jet builds on the reputation of quality and reliability of its predecessor, the acclaimed Challenger 604 jet, leading its market share segment throughout the world. The Challenger 605 jet can whisk five passengers from Riyadh to any European destination non-stop*, or as far as Beijing or Johannesburg, in superior comfort. It features the widest stand-up cabin of any large category business jet available today, is equipped with the Pro Line 21 avionics suite and an all-new cabin electronic system.
The Bombardier Enhanced Vision System (BEVS) is offered as optional equipment on the Challenger 605 jet.
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