Bombardier recently delivered the 200th Challenger 605, with the milestone large-cabin jet going to an unidentified customer. According to Bombardier Business Aircraft president Steve Ridolfi, “The Challenger 600 series was a trailblazer in business aviation and is now the largest fleet in the category worldwide, with more than 850 aircraft in service.” The Challenger 600 first flew on Nov. 8, 1978. The Challenger 601, 604 and 605 variants have followed in the 34 years since.
Bombardier announced it has added two more service facilities for Challenger and Global business jets, bringing its total number of aircraft-support facilities around the world to 44. Of those, seven are OEM service centers and 37 are authorized service or line-maintenance facilities.