Bombardier’s new Challenger 300 aircraft this week marked its entry into service by successfully completing its first mission – providing a European customer with unscheduled maintenance support.

The dedicated Mobile Response Team (MRT) aircraft, based in Frankfurt, Germany, will supplement the shipping of parts from Bombardier’s main European parts distribution hub at Frankfurt International Airport.

Its 3,065-NM (5,646-km) range and Mach 0.83 top speed capability will enhance the MRT’s reach and response times to a fleet of more than 700 aircraft in Europe and the Middle East.

Paving the way for the Global 7500

“With this investment, we are adding expertise and increasing accessibility to OEM support for our European operators and paving the way for the industry’s largest and longest-range business jet – our flagship Global 7500 aircraft – which is now in service,” said Jean-Christophe Gallagher, Vice-President and General Manager, Customer Experience, Bombardier Business Aircraft.

“The addition of a dedicated Challenger 300 aircraft will augment the worldwide efforts of our MRT, already ranked as one of the most comprehensive on-site, mobile and aircraft-on-ground resolution services in the industry.”

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