NetJets to Launch New Bombardier Aircraft

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Bombardier has expanded its Challenger family of business jets with the addition of the new Challenger 650 aircraft.

On 11 June 2012, NetJets, the global launch customer for the aircraft, placed a firm order for 25 Challenger 650 jets, formerly referred to as the Challenger 605 NG, with options for 50 additional aircraft.

The Signature Series brand of the Challenger 650 aircraft has been designed with unique features such as customized cabinetry, seating, next-generation In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) and lighting.

Deliveries of the aircraft are scheduled to begin in 2015.

"The Challenger 650 jet enhances our leading business aircraft portfolio, the largest within the industry and will establish new standards in its segment," said Eric Martel, President, 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. With the Challenger 650 jet, they will have it all."

With a true 4,000 nm (7,408 km) range capability, the Challenger 650 jet will connect London to New York, Dubai to London and Sao Paulo to Miami non-stop.

The Challenger 650 aircraft will feature the Bombardier Vision flight deck, providing pilots with cutting edge technology and design aesthetics for new levels of control and comfort, in addition to increasing situational awareness and reducing 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.

The Challenger 650 will be powered by GE engines.

Bombardier, Challenger, 650

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