Bombardier Expands 350 Fleet L.J. Aviation Additions

 - August 22, 2019, 9:05 AM

Charter and management firm L.J. Aviation added two new Bombardier Challenger 350 business jets to its aircraft management fleet. The Challengers, available for charter in the Mid-Atlantic region, boost the Latrobe, Pennsylvania-based company’s fleet to more than 40 aircraft under management. The 3,200-nm super-midsize Challenger 350 can seat 10 and fly at Mach 0.83.

In all, L.J. Aviation manages and operates five Challenger 300 series jets, along with a Challenger 604 and Global 5000. L.J. Aviation president Ed Kilkeary Jr. said the 350s deliver “everything we want in a business jet: outstanding performance, a comfortable and productive environment, and advantageous operating costs. The Challenger 350 is a sound investment that will make the most of our passengers’ time.”

For Bombardier, the deliveries of the aircraft continue to expand the Challenger 350 fleet, which this summer topped the 300th delivery—a milestone reached within the model’s first five years of service. Bombardier delivered 60 of the model in 2018.

“We are proud of our long-standing relationship with L.J. Aviation, and we are extremely pleased that they have added two Challenger 350s to their fleet,” said Bombardier Business Aircraft senior v-p of worldwide sales and marketing Peter Likoray.