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Press Release

Segment-defining Bombardier Challenger 350 Aircraft Celebrates its First Delivery in Belgium

  • Business aircraft operator Luxaviation Group will manage the Challenger 350 aircraft based in Brussels
  • The Challenger 350 aircraft offers a superior in-flight experience, a smooth ride and the lowest operating costs in its category
  • Bombardier Business Aircraft boasts more than 600 aircraft operating in Europe

MONTREAL, March 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bombardier Business Aircraft announced today that the Luxaviation Group, one of the largest business aircraft operators worldwide, now operates the first Challenger 350 aircraft delivered to a customer in Belgium. This new addition to the Benelux market joins Bombardier’s robust business aircraft fleet in Europe. Bombardier’s more than 600 aircraft in service in the region represent the largest share of the industry’s total European fleet.

“We are very pleased that Bombardier’s best-selling Challenger 350 business jet has joined Luxaviation’s fleet of aircraft,” said Christophe Degoumois, Vice President, Sales, Europe, Russia and CIS, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “With its impressive high-performance features, superior economics, unmatched cabin comfort and entertainment technology, the Challenger 350 aircraft is ideally suited for the European market.” 

“We’re delighted to welcome this exceptional aircraft to Luxaviation’s fleet in Belgium,” said Hervé Laitat, CEO of Luxaviation Belgium. “At Luxaviation, we have always set the bar very high for international business aviation operations, and our facilities in Belgium are a true reflection of this. Our ExecuJet Brussels Fixed Base Operation (FBO) was the first to be certified by the International Standard of Business Air Handling (IS-BAH) in the country, and we’ve just achieved IS-BAH Stage II certification, proving our team’s dedication to safety and service excellence. We’re looking forward to extending our renowned offering to the owner of Belgium’s first Challenger 350.

As the only super mid-size aircraft that can fly full range at full fuel with full seat capacity, the 
Challenger 350 aircraft offers the luxury of having it all. Valued for its outstanding short-field performance, the aircraft climbs quickly and directly to 43,000 feet (13,106 metres), allowing passengers to efficiently avoid traffic and inclement weather.

With its signature smooth ride, exceptional cabin and the lowest-operating costs in its class, the best-selling business aircraft of the last decade is in high demand on the charter market. With a range of 3,200 NM (5,926 km), the Challenger 350 aircraft can connect Brussels to Dubai non-stop.

The Challenger 350 aircraft delivers comfort without compromise, with a stylish and spacious cabin that is among the quietest in its segment, accommodates up to 10 passengers, features a fully-equipped galley and unrestricted access to the baggage compartment at all flight levels.

Recently awarded steep approach certifications by several international regulatory bodies, including EASA, FAA and TC, the Challenger 350 aircraft allows operators to perform landings in countless difficult-to-access airfields, including London City Airport, neighboring one of the world’s greatest financial centres.

About Luxaviation Group

Luxaviation is one of the largest private aircraft operators in the world. It is comprised of Luxaviation Helicopters, Starspeed and some of the world’s leading business aviation entities including ExecuJet. The Group offers a wide range of services including aircraft management for private and commercially registered aircraft, charter, maintenance and fixed-base operations (FBOs).

Luxaviation operates globally across Africa, Asia-Pacific, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East, under the regulatory umbrella of 15 air operator’s certificates (AOCs). Luxaviation has a global network of 28 FBOs which are operated under the ExecuJet brand. Combined, Luxaviation operates more than 260 jets and helicopters under the most stringent safety standards. Luxaviation currently employs more than 1,000 employees worldwide. Further information: www.luxaviation.com. Getting social? @Luxaviation #luxaviation

About Bombardier

With over 68,000 employees across four business segments, Bombardier is a global leader in the transportation industry, creating innovative and game-changing planes and trains. Our products and services provide world-class transportation experiences that set new standards in passenger comfort, energy efficiency, reliability and safety.

Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Bombardier has production and engineering sites in 28 countries across the segments of Transportation, Business Aircraft, Commercial Aircraft and Aerostructures and Engineering Services. Bombardier shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018, Bombardier posted revenues of $16.2 billion US. The company is recognized on the 2019 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World Index. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

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For Information
Anna Cristofaro
Bombardier Business Aircraft
+ 1 514-855-8678
anna.cristofaro@aero.bombardier.com

Contact Person
Juliane von Heimendahl
Luxaviation Group
+41 76 356 82 51
juliane.von.heimendahl@luxaviation.com

Posted on Mar 19, 2019 | Tags: Press Release

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