Fractional provider NetJets recently took delivery of its 30th Global 5000/6000 and 50th Challenger 350 from Bombardier Aerospace, the company announced this week. “The Global 5000/6000 and the Challenger 350…meet our owners’ and our own high standards for performance and safety, and offer custom enhancements for well appointed travel,” said NetJets executive vice president of sales and marketing Pat Gallagher. “We are proud to have Globals and Challengers in our fleet, and we’re excited to celebrate these milestone deliveries with Bombardier.”
The company introduced the super-midsize Challenger to its fleet in July 2014 and has since reported doubling in demand among its owners for the airplane. In fact, demand for this model at NetJets has resulted in a waitlist since the first delivery.
The Global series has been equally well received by share customers, NetJets said, adding that it maintains a “leadership position in the large-cabin segment among all other operators.” Both the Global 5000 and 6000 types entered NetJets’ fleet in late 2012 and represent nearly a quarter of the company’s 125 large-cabin jets.
To date, NetJets’ Challenger 350 fleet has logged nearly 70,000 flight hours, while its Globals have accumulated nearly 67,000 flight hours. The longest flight in aGlobal 6000 was a 6,055-nm trip from Manila, Philippines, to San Fransicso, NetJets told AIN.