ABACE: Minsheng confirmed as buyer of 10 Challenger 350s

Bombardier has identified China's Minsheng Financial Leasing as the buyer of 10 Challenger 350 business jets, the order for which was previously announced in December 2013.

The order confirmation announcement was made at the ABACE event in Shanghai on 15 April.

“We are honoured that Minsheng Financial Leasing has placed their trust in our new Challenger 350 jet,” says Bombardier Business Aircraft’s president Eric Martel. “Bombardier’s best-selling Challenger aircraft family is key to leading business jet fleets around the world, and we are delighted to get, once again, such a strong endorsement for Bombardier products in China.”

The announcement came the same day that Minsheng announced a massive 60 aircraft order with Gulfstream covering the G280, G450, G550 and G650.

The Challenger 350 is a development of the Challenger 300, and is powered by two Honeywell HTF7350 engines. The jet accommodates around eight passengers, and has a range of up to 3,200nm (5,926km) with a full passenger and fuel load.

Delivery of the first Challenger 350 is expected in May.

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