|By Marketwired .||
|October 4, 2008 01:11 PM EDT||
ORLANDO, FLORIDA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/04/08 -- Bombardier Aerospace today announced that XOJET's first Challenger 300 aircraft entered service. Bombardier and XOJET executives were on hand to mark the delivery and the aircraft's debut at NBAA 2008.
"We announced XOJET's record order for up to 80 Challenger 300 jets at NBAA 2007 and today, just one year later, we are highlighting the first Challenger 300 jet to join the XOJET fleet," said
Bob Horner, senior vice-president, sales Bombardier Business Aircraft. "This business jet is the benchmark for performance, reliability and cabin comfort in the super midsize category. It is a true mark of confidence that XOJET has selected to invest in this amazing aircraft and today we share their excitement in welcoming their first Challenger 300 jet into service."
XOJET placed firm orders for 20 Challenger 300 jets and options for an additional 60 on September 25, 2007, marking the largest single Challenger 300 jet order in Bombardier Business Aircraft history. To date, XOJET has converted four of these additional Challenger 300 aircraft options to firm orders, two in Bombardier's second quarter and two in the current third quarter of this fiscal year.
"Our Challenger 300 aircraft interiors feature leading edge technology and sophisticated designs that highlight convenience and in-flight productivity," said David Miller, executive vice-president and chief operating officer, XOJET, Inc. "The Challenger 300 jet truly redefines luxury for the super midsize segment and now XOJET customers can experience the outstanding performance and comfort of this incredible aircraft firsthand."
Founded in 2006, XOJET has quickly become one of the world's fastest growing private aviation companies, built on a unique business model that combines private jet ownership, leasing and on-demand travel and a single focus on providing the highest level of customer service at every point of the client's experience. The company recently secured $2.46 billion for fleet expansion.
XOJET's Challenger 300 jet will be open for viewing at the NBAA 2008 static display at Orlando Executive Airport throughout the show.
Challenger 300 jet - a worldwide leader
The Challenger 300 business jet is the undisputed global leader in deliveries for the super midsize segment, capturing 55 per cent of deliveries worldwide in 2007.
Since its entry into service in 2004, the Challenger 300 jet has earned high praise from customers for its ability to deliver outstanding mission completion. The aircraft has consistently demonstrated its performance capabilities - highlighted by five world record flights sanctioned by the National Aeronautic Association - and dispatch reliability over 99 percent.
The Challenger 300 jet cabin is designed to provide a highly productive working environment for travelers, making it the transcontinental business aircraft of choice for decision makers. It is the only business jet to feature Lufthansa Technik's nice(TM) (networked integrated cabin equipment) - the digital, Ethernet-based cabin management (CMS) and in-flight entertainment (IFE) system.
The aircraft's Mach 0.82 high-speed cruise capability offers the ability to cross the United States in five hours(i). The Challenger 300 jet's quick time-to-climb capability enables the aircraft to rise rapidly above both inclement weather and traffic, ensuring efficient corporate travel.
A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from commercial aircraft and business jets to rail transportation equipment, systems and services, Bombardier Inc. is a global corporation headquartered in Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2008, were $17.5 billion US, and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). Bombardier is listed as an index component to the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America indexes. News and information are available at www.bombardier.com.
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Note to editors
(i) Under certain operating conditions.
Bombardier and Challenger 300 are either registered or unregistered trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.
nice(TM) is a trademark of Lufthansa Technik.
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