Welcome!

News Feed Item

Bombardier's Challenger 350 Aircraft Enters into Service with First Delivery to NetJets(R)

NetJets is the first customer in the world to receive the all-new Challenger 350 aircraft from Bombardier Aerospace

WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK -- (Marketwired) -- 06/27/14 -- NetJets Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company and the worldwide leader in private aviation, together with Bombardier Aerospace, revealed today the first Signature Series(TM) Challenger 350 aircraft at Westchester County Airport in White Plains, NY. This event marked the official entry-into-service of the Challenger 350 aircraft. Bombardier Business Aircraft President Eric Martel presented the ceremonial keys to NetJets Chairman and CEO Jordan Hansell before unveiling the aircraft to employees and invited guests. NetJets is the worldwide launch customer for the Challenger 350 aircraft and will add eight of the jets to its fleet this year.

"The addition of the Challenger 350 aircraft to our fleet is a significant step in NetJets' continued growth, and clearly demonstrates our commitment to provide NetJets customers with the most state-of-the-art aircraft models in the industry," said Hansell. "This is the first of up to 200 Challenger 350 aircraft that we have on order from Bombardier over the next 10 years. We worked very closely with Bombardier to deliver an aircraft that exceeds our customers' needs by providing the highest levels of safety, comfort and convenience."

Beginning in 2010, NetJets placed orders with several aircraft manufacturer for up to 670 new state-of-the-art jets valued at up to $17.6 billion - the largest purchase in private aviation history. All of these new custom aircraft will be NetJets Signature Series(TM) jets. Thus far, NetJets has received 38 of the new models (including 13 of Bombardier's Global 5000 and Global 6000 aircraft), with fractional sales exceeding deliveries.

"We are thrilled to celebrate the entry-into-service of our Challenger 350 aircraft with NetJets. This aircraft builds on the proven success of the Challenger 300 aircraft program, taking performance, efficiency and comfort to the next level," said Martel. "Today's celebration highlights the ongoing success we have partnering with NetJets, to ensure our products continually exceed our customers' expectations," he added.

In addition to Bombardier's Global 5000, Global 6000 and Challenger 350 aircraft, NetJets will begin taking delivery of Bombardier's Challenger 605 aircraft beginning next year.

About the Signature Series(TM) Challenger 350 aircraft

The NetJets Signature Series(TM) Challenger 350 aircraft is an incomparable super-midsize jet and has been designed for the needs of NetJets customers. It offers customers greater cabin comfort, larger windows to create a lighter and more airy cabin environment and an advanced HD wireless entertainment system. The Signature Series(TM) Challenger 350 aircraft includes hand-selected wood veneers and carpeting, accented by color schemes to ensure a modern, clean, and consistent look across the entire Signature Series(TM) fleet.

The aircraft delivers transcontinental range(i) - New York to Los Angeles, London to Tel Aviv - and space for up to 10 passengers. It has an outstanding runway performance, which gives it access to some of the most remote airports. Building on the success of its predecessor, the Challenger 300 aircraft, it is equipped with state-of-the-art avionics and delivers an increased wingspan and improved engine and efficiency features.

About NetJets

NetJets Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the worldwide leader in private aviation with the largest and most diverse private jet fleet in the world. NetJets is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year, having been established in 1964 as the world's first private jet charter and management company. In 1986, NetJets pioneered the concept of fractional aircraft ownership - offering individuals and businesses all of the benefits of whole aircraft ownership and more, at a fraction of the cost. Today, NetJets offers a full range of private aviation solutions through businesses bearing the NetJets®, Executive Jet Management®, and Marquis Jet Card® service brands in North America and Europe. For more information on NetJets customer programs and services visit www.netjets.com.

About Bombardier

Bombardier is the world's only manufacturer of both planes and trains. Looking far ahead while delivering today, Bombardier is evolving mobility worldwide by answering the call for more efficient, sustainable and enjoyable transportation everywhere. Our vehicles, services and, most of all, our employees are what make us a global leader in transportation.

Bombardier is headquartered in Montreal, Canada. Our shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD) and we are listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Indexes. In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013, we posted revenues of $18.2 billion. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

Notes to Editors

Follow @Bombardier_Aero on Twitter to receive the latest news and updates from Bombardier Aerospace.

(i)Under certain operating conditions.

Bombardier, Challenger, Challenger 300, Challenger 350, Challenger 605, Global, Global 5000, Global 6000 and The Evolution of Mobility are trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
Akana has announced the availability of version 8 of its API Management solution. The Akana Platform provides an end-to-end API Management solution for designing, implementing, securing, managing, monitoring, and publishing APIs. It is available as a SaaS platform, on-premises, and as a hybrid deployment. Version 8 introduces a lot of new functionality, all aimed at offering customers the richest API Management capabilities in a way that is easier than ever for API and app developers to use.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Isomorphic Software will exhibit at DevOps Summit at 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Isomorphic Software provides the SmartClient HTML5/AJAX platform, the most advanced technology for building rich, cutting-edge enterprise web applications for desktop and mobile. SmartClient combines the productivity and performance of traditional desktop software with the simp...
DevOps at Cloud Expo, taking place Nov 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 19th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long dev...
Is the ongoing quest for agility in the data center forcing you to evaluate how to be a part of infrastructure automation efforts? As organizations evolve toward bimodal IT operations, they are embracing new service delivery models and leveraging virtualization to increase infrastructure agility. Therefore, the network must evolve in parallel to become equally agile. Read this essential piece of Gartner research for recommendations on achieving greater agility.
Personalization has long been the holy grail of marketing. Simply stated, communicate the most relevant offer to the right person and you will increase sales. To achieve this, you must understand the individual. Consequently, digital marketers developed many ways to gather and leverage customer information to deliver targeted experiences. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Lou Casal, Founder and Principal Consultant at Practicala, discussed how the Internet of Things (IoT) has accelerated our abil...
SYS-CON Events announced today that 910Telecom will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Housed in the classic Denver Gas & Electric Building, 910 15th St., 910Telecom is a carrier-neutral telecom hotel located in the heart of Denver. Adjacent to CenturyLink, AT&T, and Denver Main, 910Telecom offers connectivity to all major carriers, Internet service providers, Internet backbones and ...
With so much going on in this space you could be forgiven for thinking you were always working with yesterday’s technologies. So much change, so quickly. What do you do if you have to build a solution from the ground up that is expected to live in the field for at least 5-10 years? This is the challenge we faced when we looked to refresh our existing 10-year-old custom hardware stack to measure the fullness of trash cans and compactors.
Extreme Computing is the ability to leverage highly performant infrastructure and software to accelerate Big Data, machine learning, HPC, and Enterprise applications. High IOPS Storage, low-latency networks, in-memory databases, GPUs and other parallel accelerators are being used to achieve faster results and help businesses make better decisions. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Michael O'Neill, Strategic Business Development at NVIDIA, focused on some of the unique ways extreme computing is...
The emerging Internet of Everything creates tremendous new opportunities for customer engagement and business model innovation. However, enterprises must overcome a number of critical challenges to bring these new solutions to market. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Michael Martin, CTO/CIO at nfrastructure, outlined these key challenges and recommended approaches for overcoming them to achieve speed and agility in the design, development and implementation of Internet of Everything solutions wi...
With over 720 million Internet users and 40–50% CAGR, the Chinese Cloud Computing market has been booming. When talking about cloud computing, what are the Chinese users of cloud thinking about? What is the most powerful force that can push them to make the buying decision? How to tap into them? In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Yu Hao, CEO and co-founder of SpeedyCloud, answered these questions and discussed the results of SpeedyCloud’s survey.
19th Cloud Expo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Meanwhile, 94% of enterpri...
To leverage Continuous Delivery, enterprises must consider impacts that span functional silos, as well as applications that touch older, slower moving components. Managing the many dependencies can cause slowdowns. See how to achieve continuous delivery in the enterprise.
Actian Corporation has announced the latest version of the Actian Vector in Hadoop (VectorH) database, generally available at the end of July. VectorH is based on the same query engine that powers Actian Vector, which recently doubled the TPC-H benchmark record for non-clustered systems at the 3000GB scale factor (see tpc.org/3323). The ability to easily ingest information from different data sources and rapidly develop queries to make better business decisions is becoming increasingly importan...
Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more business becomes digital the more stakeholders are interested in this data including how it relates to business. Some of these people have never used a monitoring tool before. They have a question on their mind like “How is my application doing” but no id...
Kubernetes, Docker and containers are changing the world, and how companies are deploying their software and running their infrastructure. With the shift in how applications are built and deployed, new challenges must be solved. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at19th Cloud Expo, Sebastian Scheele, co-founder of Loodse, will discuss the implications of containerized applications/infrastructures and their impact on the enterprise. In a real world example based on Kubernetes, he will show how to ...