Airshare has committed to ordering up to 20 additional Bombardier Challenge 3500 aircraft for its fractional jet programme.
The company first entered the super-midsize segment in May 2021 and has now decided to exercise all options of its original Challenger order, which includes a firm order for four Challenger 3500 aircraft and an option for 16 additional Challenger 3500 business jets.
“The response we have received to the Challenger entering our fractional program has been tremendous, from both new and existing customers,” said John Owen, president and chief executive officer of Airshare. “We are thrilled to extend our commitment with Bombardier and look forward to adding several more Challenger 3500s to our fleet. The strength of our partnership made it easy for us to accelerate our plans to order more of these aircraft to meet customer demand.”
Eric Martel, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bombardier, commented, “The entire team is immensely proud that Airshare continues to trust Bombardier to grow its fleet. Airshare and Bombardier share several values in common: we strive for excellence and work tirelessly to offer an exceptional experience to our clients. With this new order, our valued relationship continues to grow stronger, as the award-winning Challenger 3500 aircraft keeps elevating Airshare’s flight experience with its ultimate combination of performance and comfort.”
The Challenger 3500 is the latest addition to Bombardier’s portfolio and takes many features from the Global family of aircraft, including the company’s exclusive Nuage seat. The Challenger is also the most sustainably designed business jet in its class and is the first business jet in the super mid-size segment to have an Environmental Product Declaration published, documenting the aircraft’s environmental footprint over its lifecycle.