Bombardier announced today that VistaJet, a world-leading luxury aviation company and exclusive operator of Bombardier business aircraft, has placed firm orders for 20 Challenger 350 jets and options for an additional 20 Challenger 350 jets. The transaction for the firm aircraft order is valued at approximately $518 million US based on 2013 list prices. If all the options are exercised, the total value of the order is approximately $1.035 billion US, based on 2013 list prices.
Deliveries for the Challenger 350 aircraft, launched last May 20, will begin in mid-2014.
“Following a historic Global aircraft order late last year, we are very proud that VistaJet has once again chosen to partner with Bombardier for their fleet expansion needs. Our newly launched Challenger 350 jet will be an excellent complement to their existing fleet of Bombardier aircraft,” said Steve Ridolfi, President, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “The Challenger 350 jet’s superior performance, new cabin and best-in-class operating costs will further support VistaJet’s global expansion and mission to offer the ultimate business jet family across the world”.
“VistaJet leads the industry in offering the world’s most modern fleet of large cabin jets. We now expand this strategy by adding the newest super-midsize aircraft to our existing fleet of Global and Challenger aircraft,” said Thomas Flohr, Founder and Chairman of VistaJet. “Having personally participated in the focus groups that led to the Challenger 350 jet’s conception, I am confident that this aircraft will deliver the comfort, technology and range that our customers rely on when flying with VistaJet.”
“Our Think Global strategy and commitment to provide point-to-point global coverage includes providing the best aircraft option for our customers’ intercontinental and transcontinental travel needs, always with guaranteed availability.”
Source: Bombadier Aerospace
Date: Jun 18, 2013