With the Latest Challenger 650 Jet, Customers Can Have It All Says Bombardier

By CIOReview | Monday, October 20, 2014
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ORLANDO, FL: Aircraft manufacturer Bombardier expands its fleet of Challenger business jets with the addition of the new Challenger 650 series of aircraft. Along with partner NetJets-private aviation provider, the Challenger 650 jet was unveiled at the National Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (NBAA) in Orlando, Florida.

Scheduled to deliver aircrafts for the NetJets in the year 2015, the Signature Series brand of the Challenger 650 aircraft comes with unique features such as customized cabinetry, seating, next-generation In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) and lighting. The GE engines of the new Challenger 650 fleets provide greater thrusts, shorter take-off distance, extra payload capacity and greater range capabilities.

"The Challenger 650 jet enhances our leading business aircraft portfolio, the largest within the industry and will establish new standards in its segment," says Éric Martel, President of Bombardier Business Aircraft. "This aircraft will provide our customers with the ultimate in-flight experience, a superior baseline offering and the lowest direct operating costs in its class.”

The cabin has been redesigned to offer higher levels of comfort, control and connectivity thereby enhancing the overall in-flight experience. The makeover includes better seats and galley, business aviation's most advanced and best equipped Cabin Management System, large HD monitors, Audio Video on Demand, Bluetooth integration and industry-leading connectivity capabilities. The performance estimates of the aircraft stands at nearly 4,000 nm (7,408 km) range capability, and expects to connect London to New York, Dubai to London and Sao Paulo to Miami non-stop.

Changes are not only at the passenger level but the pilots also will have a great time flying the new Challenger 650 aircraft. It features the ‘Bombardier Vision’ flight deck, providing pilots with cutting edge technology and superior design aesthetics for new levels of control and comfort. Apart from these facilities, it also offers increasing situational awareness and reduction in the pilot workload. The combination of the capabilities provides the best value in business aviation: latest generation Flight Management Computer, Synthetic Vision System, MultiScan weather radar and available head-up display.

NetJets Senior Vice President of Global Asset Management Chuck Suma says, "The proven reliability of the Challenger 605 series played a significant role in our decision to order Challenger 650 aircraft. This new aircraft, with its enhanced performance capabilities, cutting-edge interior design and the lowest direct operating costs in its class, will be a great addition to our fleet."