Bombardier is hailing the success of its certified pre-owned (CPO) programme which is seeing jets sold through the initiative change hands faster, and for more money, than comparable aircraft.

Launched in mid-2021, the CPO scheme sees Bombardier fully update selected Learjet, Challenger and Global aircraft with new interiors, avionics and connectivity systems, alongside completion of required maintenance.

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Refurbished Challenger 605 is on EBACE static display

To highlight the aircraft transformation, Bombardier has brought a refurbished Challenger 605 to EBACE, where it is on the static display.

A 2012-built example, the jet has the “feel of being a brand-new aircraft”, says Paul Sislian, executive vice-president Bombardier aftermarket services and strategy. It features a new interior, paint-job and Collins Aerospace Pro Line 21 avionics.

Aircraft sold through the CPO programme sell for around 10% above market value and 40% faster than other aircraft of a similar vintage, he says.

“We are creating a brand-new category of pre-owned aircraft,” Sislian adds.

Jets sold under the scheme have engine, airframe and APU coverage and a one-year OEM warranty.