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September 9, 2009updated Jul 09, 2015

Asia Jet Adds Challenger 605 In Hong Kong

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

Bombardier Aerospace and Hong Kong-based Asia Jet have agreed to introduce a brand new large-cabin, mid-range Challenger 605 into charter service in Asia. This 2010 Challenger 605 aircraft will be based at the Hong Kong Business Aviation Centre at Chep Lap Kok International Airport, where it will be operated and maintained by Asia Jet’s exclusive operating partner, Metrojet. The aircraft will be available to Asia Jet Cardmembers beginning in the third quarter of 2010.

The Bombardier Challenger 605 corporate aircraft is the next step in the continuing evolution of the world’s best selling family of large business jets. Next-generation innovation, on a tried-and-true platform that has seen Challenger become the backbone of the worlds’ most esteemed corporate fleets An aircraft built in response to the needs and absolute necessities of pilots and business leaders alike, for today and tomorrow. By design, it provides corporate and government leaders with the widest – and indeed, one of the quietest – cabins in the industry, in which passengers can work or rest in total comfort and tranquillity. It is also designed to ensure that the Bombardier Challenger aircraft, and those who fly in them, continue to stay ahead of all others.

Combining superior strength, versatility and reliability with cost efficiency matching that of an appreciably smaller jet, the Bombardier Challenger 605 corporate jet is capable, confident and infinitely versatile, allowing leaders to act with swift effectiveness anywhere in their world.

“This remarkable business jet aircraft, with its impressive performance and large-cabin comfort features, will allow our Asia Jet Cardmembers to experience how effectively and efficiently the Challenger 605 can serve the requirements of this region,” said Justin Lee Firestone, Founder and CEO of Asia Jet.

About Asia Jet:
Asia Jet is dedicated to providing a private jet card program for the Asian luxury travel market. The Asia Jet Card caters to businesses and individuals who desire many of the benefits of private jet ownership with the flexibility of a short-term commitment, no capital investment, no monthly maintenance costs and no financial risk. For additional information on how Asia Cardmembers can now enjoy the flexibility of aircraft ownership without the financial burden, please visit the Company’s website at<

About Bombardier:
A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from commercial aircraft and business jets to rail transportation equipment, systems and services, Bombardier Inc. is a global corporation headquartered in Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2009, were $19.7 billion US, and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). Bombardier is listed as an index component to the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America indexes. News and information are available at<

About Metrojet:
Established in 1995 and part of the Kadoorie Group, Metrojet is a leading operator and maintenance provider of business jets in the region, and pioneered business aviation services in Hong Kong. The company was awarded an Air Operator’s Certificate (FAA Part 121 equivalent) in June 1997. Part of Hong Kong Aviation Group that has operated helicopters for over 30 years, Metrojet is Hong Kong’s only fully licensed business jet operator, providing the complete range of business aviation services, including: comprehensive aircraft management, its much acclaimed and leading aircraft maintenance service and aircraft acquisition and sales. Please visit the Company’s website at<

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