Bombardier Aerospace today announced that it has delivered its first Challenger 605 and Global 5000 jets to customers based in Argentina on April 1 and April 20, 2010, respectively.
“With the largest product portfolio in the industry, Bombardier is ideally positioned to offer our customers the best travel solutions to fulfill their needs,” said Fabio Rebello, Regional Vice President, Sales, Latin America, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “Our Challenger 605 and Global 5000 jets offer the perfect combination of range and cabin comfort for transcontinental and transatlantic flights, a growing requirement in Latin America,” he added.
The Challenger 605 jet, and the very successful Challenger 600 Series aircraft from which it is derived, contribute to Bombardier’s position as the leader in the large aircraft segment of the Latin American market with a share of more than 50 per cent. Bombardier also leads the super large aircraft segment for deliveries in this region due to the growing presence of its Global 5000 aircraft.
In service since January 2007, the Challenger 605 jet builds on the legacy 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 Buenos Aires to Dakar and Buenos Aires to San Juan (Puerto Rico) non-stop* in superior comfort. It features the widest stand-up cabin of any large category business jet available today. The Bombardier Enhanced Vision System (BEVS) is offered as optional equipment on the Challenger 605 jet.
The Global 5000 jet offers the perfect combination of range and cabin comfort to satisfy the growing corporate travel needs of Latin American customers. The super large jet combines superior transatlantic speed with the largest cabin in its market segment. It features high-speed Internet connectivity and unmatched entertainment options, as well as a heads-up flight display system, with the largest field-of-view of any business aircraft. With a recent range increase of 400 NM (741 km), the jet can now connect Buenos Aires-New York and Buenos Aires-Cape Town non-stop with eight passengers and three crew*.
The Global 5000 aircraft will soon feature the new Global Vision flight deck. Scheduled for entry into service in 2012, the new flight deck merges leading-edge design with advanced technology to deliver a completely new cockpit experience. It pairs the latest technological advancements from Rockwell Collins – the Pro Line Fusion avionics suite – with superior design aesthetics to create the ultimate flight control environment and provides pilots with an unprecedented level of situational awareness and comfort.
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