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VistaJet confirmed as customer for previously disclosed Challenger 350 order
VistaJet has been confirmed as the customer for the ten Challenger 350s announced by Bombardier last Christmas. The order was one of the largest business jet orders of 2020.
Additionally, VistaJet has taken delivery of its first two Global 7500 aircraft, ready for commercial availability. Up to twelve Global 7500 aircraft are planned to join the VistaJet fleet over the next two years making VistaJet the first company to provide a fleet of the game-changing aircraft.
The Challenger 350 order, the majority of which are expected to be delivered through 2022, is on the back of growing and urgent demand from corporates and executives who are interested in the super-mid segment. VistaJet has seen a surge of nearly 50% in corporate interest globally since July 2020.
The Challenger 350 and Global 7500 new additions will bring VistaJet’s global fleet to over 90 aircraft providing access to 187 countries, with regional flying in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia, including domestic flights within India.
VistaJet Challenger 350
VistaJet will complete the upgrade of its entire Challenger 850 fleet during 2021, including the installation of the fastest in-flight connectivity available with KU-band technology. Further, all VistaJet Challenger 605s will be fully equipped with KU-band connectivity and upgraded interior on board by the end of 2021 and the Challenger 350 aircraft following suit by end of 2022; 95% of its Global 6000 aircraft will be upgraded with KU-band technology and the elevated interior during 2021 to further enhance customer experience onboard.
Thomas Flohr, Founder and Chairman, VistaJet said: “It is an incredibly exciting time as VistaJet transforms the architecture of how companies and individuals fly. We continue to see rapid acceleration in new Members, which is driven by corporate and executive demand for our business mobility offerings. Global private aviation networks will be even more vital to support businesses and the economy. The expansion of our worldwide fleet will guarantee our customers full confidence in a consistent flying experience anywhere in the world — offering the best value in the industry through our unique asset-light flight solutions. We remain committed to providing critical support to businesses in this new world — we kept our business steady during 2020 and we are seeing much increased demand for VistaJet’s asset-free solutions in 2021 and beyond.”
Éric Martel, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bombardier said: "We are extremely proud of our long-standing partnership with VistaJet and are thrilled that they have again chosen Bombardier aircraft to support their fleet expansion plans. With unmatched performance and comfort, the Global 7500 and Challenger 350 are the perfect aircraft to support VistaJet’s rapid growth as more people turn to business aviation and the enhanced safety and reliability it provides.”
BlueSky Business Aviation News | 8th April 2021 | Issue #600