NetJets Takes Delivery of the First Bombardier Challenger 350 Business Jet

  • Copyright 2013 NetJets Inc
    Copyright 2013 NetJets Inc
  • Copyright 2013 NetJets Inc

In late June, Bombardier Aerospace delivered its first Challenger 350 super-midsize jet to NetJets, which plans to add seven more by the end of the year. The 350 is an upgrade of the Challenger 300 with bigger windows, a longer wingspan, new winglets, and more efficient engines. The interior of the NetJets Signature Series Challenger 350 was designed specifically for NetJets, with an advanced high-definition wireless entertainment system, custom wood veneers, and a fresh, modern color palette. The jet carries up to 10 passengers in a roughly 25-foot-long cabin, can fly up to about 3,200 miles nonstop, and cruises at 540 mph. NetJets’ chairman and CEO, Jordan Hansell, says he plans to add 200 of the Challenger 350 jets, which sell for $26.5 million, to the fleet by 2024.

In 2012, NetJets launched its Signature Series of aircraft, and it currently has on order up to 275 Challengers, plus 150 Citation Latitude jets from Cessna. NetJets takes a role in the design of Signature Series jets from start to finish. The series will also feature Phenom jets from Embraer and Global jets from Bombardier. (www.netjets.com; businessaircraft.bombardier.com)

From Around the Web...
Embraer and Cessna offer a smorgasbord of private jets that won’t break the bank…
Why not mix business with pleasure? These $50 million jets are some of the best in their class…
But this is not the globe-trotting movie star and philanthropist’s first Embraer private jet…
Icon Aircraft’s amphibious A5 takes pilots and passengers for a joyride…
Photo by Jeff Lipsky
A NetJets Challenger 350 private jet transported the late-night host and two friends to their fly-...
These five private-jet companies offer a tropical alternative to the snow and rain…
This is how the world’s most elite travelers get to the biggest single-day sporting event…
Photo by Cess Timmers
Aboard a Gulfstream G650, guests will experience some of the world’s most exciting runway...
Photo by Sabrina Bot
The fast and compact Cobalt Co50 Valkyrie will appeal to owner-operators and thrill-seekers alike…
Shape-shifting wings and alternative propulsion are among the advancements envisioned…