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February 24, 2010 - 5:24am

Maintenance, completion and refurbishment specialist Flying Colours delivered its first Challenger 850 green completion in December and the program is ramping up, according to director of sales and marketing Sean Gillespie.

Six more Challenger 850s are in the completion pipeline at the company’s Peterborough, Ontario facility and at JetCorp, its U.S.-based company in St. Louis.

March 4, 2009 - 10:33am

The cost of maintaining older Bombardier Challengers and Globals can be reduced by as much as 50 percent under Challenger Spares & Support’s cost-containment program, according to Steve Davis, president of the Georgetown, Texas-based company. CSS provides airframe and engine component repairs for the Bombardier Challenger, Global 5000 and Global Express.

October 7, 2008 - 9:47am

Total Aircraft Services has announced the completion of icing tests for its CL-300 enhanced-vision system for the Bombardier Challenger 300. The company is now looking for a launch customer to complete the supplemental type certificate process for the system and is offering an unspecified but “substantial” discount off the projected $150,000 installed price.

October 6, 2008 - 8:19am

Operators of the Global Express can now turn to Midcoast Aviation for their 8C landing gear inspections, the first non-OEM entity certified to perform the service. Skip Madson, senior vice president of operations at Midcoast, said that the 8C procedure can be completed as part of the 120-month interval for inspections, a process that takes about six weeks.

September 3, 2008 - 5:51am

The 96-month inspection of a Challenger 604 gave JetCorp’s St. Louis facility the downtime required to make significant interior modifications and cabin entertainment upgrades in the customer’s airplane.

“With the Challenger 604s coming out of warranty, we recognize that more and more customers are looking for an exceptional facility to complete the
critical 96-month inspections,” said JetCorp president Bill McLendon.

August 29, 2008 - 1:50pm

The 96-month inspection of a Challenger 604 gave JetCorp’s St. Louis facility the downtime required to make significant interior modifications and cabin entertainment upgrades in the customer’s airplane.

“With the Challenger 604s coming out of warranty, we recognize that more and more customers are looking for an exceptional facility to complete the critical 96-month inspections,” said JetCorp president Bill McLendon.

August 5, 2008 - 11:08am

On July 31, less than two months after receiving FAA and Transport Canada certification, the new Bombardier Challenger 300 super-midsize business jet was awarded JAA approval. The first customer Challenger 300 is scheduled to enter service in the fourth quarter.

May 28, 2008 - 8:27am

The flight department of Greek-based construction company Consolidated Contractors International was faced with a challenge when the group’s 82-year-old chairman asked them to fit his Bombardier Challenger 601-3R with a wheelchair lift. Their boss’ arthritic knees made boarding the aircraft painful, and he was sick of the indignity of having to have the crew lift him up the steps.

January 21, 2008 - 10:11am

The fifth aircraft in Bombardier Aerospace’s Challenger 300 certification program joined the flight-test fleet on March 8 when it flew for the first time. Aircraft S/N 20-005 is being used for function and reliability testing of the twinjet’s corporate interior, including all cabin systems, water and waste management, lighting, environmental controls, passenger electronics and entertainment systems and ergonomics.

January 21, 2008 - 10:11am

The fifth aircraft in Bombardier Aerospace’s Challenger 300 certification program joined the flight-test fleet on March 8 when it flew for the first time. Aircraft S/N 20-005 is being used for function and reliability testing of the twinjet’s corporate interior, including all cabin systems, water and waste management, lighting, environmental controls, passenger electronics and entertainment systems and ergonomics.

 
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