Firm order for 20 Challenger 350 jets and options for an additional 20 Challenger 350 jets
Bombardier announced today that VistaJet, a world-leading luxury aviation company and exclusive operator of Bombardier business aircraft, has placed firm orders for 20 Challenger 350 jets and options for an additional 20 Challenger 350 jets. The transaction for the firm aircraft order is valued at approximately $518 million US based on 2013 list prices. If all the options are exercised, the total value of the order is approximately $1.035 billion US, based on 2013 list prices.
Deliveries for the Challenger 350 aircraft, launched last May 20, will begin in mid-2014.
“Following a historic Global aircraft order late last year, we are very proud that VistaJet has once again chosen to partner with Bombardier for their fleet expansion needs. Our newly launched Challenger 350 jet will be an excellent complement to their existing fleet of Bombardier aircraft,” said Steve Ridolfi, President, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “The Challenger 350 jet’s superior performance, new cabin and best-in-class operating costs will further support VistaJet’s global expansion and mission to offer the ultimate business jet family across the world”.
“VistaJet leads the industry in offering the world’s most modern fleet of large cabin jets. We now expand this strategy by adding the newest super-midsize aircraft to our existing fleet of Global and Challenger aircraft,” said Thomas Flohr, Founder and Chairman of VistaJet. “Having personally participated in the focus groups that led to the Challenger 350 jet’s conception, I am confident that this aircraft will deliver the comfort, technology and range that our customers rely on when flying with VistaJet.”
“Our Think Global strategy and commitment to provide point-to-point global coverage includes providing the best aircraft option for our customers’ intercontinental and transcontinental travel needs, always with guaranteed availability.”
Featuring a jump seat for the cabin hostess and a cabin divider privacy curtain, the VistaJet Challenger 350 aircraft configuration mirrors the high standard and privacy of its larger counterparts within the fleet. The Challenger 350 jet is equipped with the latest cabin management system, including features such as in flight Internet access via WIFI, a modern business suite and trim panel speakers for the ultimate in flight sound.
On November 27, 2012, VistaJet placed the largest business aircraft order in Bombardier’s history with orders for up to 142 Global business jets, which includes firm orders for 56 Global jets and options for a another 86 Global jets at a 2012 U.S. list price value of more than $7.8 billion, if all options are exercised. The value of the firm order is approximately $3.1 billion at 2012 list prices.
Challenger 350 aircraft: The Challenger 350 jet boasts class-defining performance, a true seats full, tanks full, 3,200 nm (5,926 km) range and will connect Paris with Lagos*. Building upon the legendary segment defining Challenger 300 jet, it features a state-of-the-art cabin that maximises natural light and redefines the man-machine interface, all the while maintaining the performance attributes that have become synonymous with the Challenger aircraft family.*
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Notes to editors
- Photo: Steve Ridolfi, President, Bombardier Business Aircraft; Thomas Flohr, Founder & Chairman, VistaJet; and Bob Horner, Senior Vice President, Sales, Bombardier Business Aircraft at signing of contract for up to 40 Challenger 350 aircraft at the Paris Airshow.
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*Under certain operating conditions.
The Challenger 350 aircraft is currently under development and the design and the design tolerances remain to be finalized and certified. The Challenger 350 aircraft is subject to change during the course of the design, manufacture and certification process. The statements about performance, design, design tolerances and the images shown in this document are solely based on projections and forecasts and are subject to change without notice.
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