Bombardier has delivered its 100th Challenger business jet to fractional provider NetJets, the Canadian airframer announced today. The delivery of the Challenger 350 late last week brings NetJets’ total fleet of the type to 80 Model 350s and 20 Challenger 650s.
NetJets also was the launch customer for the 350 and took its first delivery of the model in 2014. “We're very proud of our longstanding relationship with NetJets, who share our desire to create an exceptional flight experience for customers,” Bombardier Business Aircraft president David Coleal said. “This addition of a 100th Challenger aircraft to NetJets’ fleet shows how sought-after this aircraft is.”
To date, NetJets' Challenger fleet in the U.S. and Europe has flown a total of 178,394 flights (96,773 of which were revenue flights), 339,124 passengers, and 300,554 total flight hours, according to statistics provided by Bombardier. Last year alone, "This equates to roughly one takeoff or landing every 317 seconds and revenue takeoff or landing every 587 seconds," it added.
With a maximum range of 3,200 nm with NBAA IFR reserves, the 10-seat Challenger 350 is powered by a pair of Honeywell HTF7350 turbofans that each provide 7,323 pounds of thrust. In July, Bombardier announced that it had delivered its 300th Challenger 350 five years after the type's entry into service.