NetJets 100th Challenger
The delivery of this Bombardier Challenger 350 brings NetJets’ total Challenger fleet to 100—80 Model 350s and 20 Challenger 650s. (Photo: Bombardier)

NetJets Takes Its 100th Bombardier Challenger

Bombardier has delivered its 100th Challenger business jet to fractional provider NetJets, the Canadian airframer recently announced.  The delivery of the Challenger 350 brings NetJets’ total Challenger fleet to 80 Model 350s and 20 Challenger 650s. 

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NetJets was the launch customer for the 350 and took its first delivery of the model in 2014.

To date, NetJets' Challenger fleet in the U.S. and Europe has flown a total of 178,394 flights (including 96,773 revenue flights), 339,124 passengers, and 300,554 total flight hours, according to Bombardier. Last year alone, "This equates to roughly one takeoff or landing every 317 seconds and [one] revenue takeoff or landing every 587 seconds," it added.          

  

With a maximum range of 3,200 nautical miles with NBAA IFR reserves, the 10-seat Challenger 350 is powered by a pair of Honeywell HTF7350 turbofans that each provide 7,323 pounds of thrust. In July, Bombardier announced that it had delivered its 300th Challenger 350 five years after the type's entry into service.

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