XOJET has received its first Challenger 300 widebody business jet at the NBAA Static Park, following its order for 20, plus 60 options, at last year’s NBAA.
Speaking at Orlando Executive Airport, Bombardier senior vice president sales Bob Horner says: “We announced XOJET’s order for up to 80 Challenger 300 jets at NBAA in 2007 and today, just one year later, we are highlighting the first Challenger 300 to join the XOJET fleet.”
He continues: “This business jet is the benchmark for performance, reliability and cabin comfort in the super midsize category. It is a true mark of confidence that XOJET has selected to invest in this amazing aircraft and today we share their excitement in welcome their first Challenger 300 into service.”
To date XOJET has converted four of its options and XOJET executive vice president Dave Miller says: “Our Challenger 300 aircraft interiors feature leading edge technology and sophisticated designs that highlight convenience and in-flight productivity. The Challenger 300 jet truly redefines luxury for the super-midsize segment and now XOJET customers can experience the outstanding performance and comfort of this incredible aircraft first hand.”
The Challenger 300 was launched in 1999 and was certificated in 2003 and delivered in 2004. July this year marked the 200th delivery of the type.
It is capable of 3,100nm NBAA IFR range and cruises at 470kt. Bombardier claims it is the undisputed global leader for deliveries in the super-midsize category capturing 55% of deliveries worldwide for 2007.
Source: Flight International