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May 28, 2008updated Feb 08, 2013

Next-Generation Bombardier Challenger 605 Jets To Join Flexjet Fleet

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

Dallas – Bombardier Flexjet, the fractional business jet ownership program of Bombardier Aerospace, has announced the induction of Bombardier’s new Challenger 605 jets into the Flexjet fractional fleet.

“We are pleased to offer our customers the ultimate fractional jet ownership experience with the introduction of the Challenger 605 business jet, which provides superior wide-cabin comfort, technology, flexibility and productivity,” said Mike McQuay, president, Bombardier Flexjet. “This newly redesigned jet is tailored for Flexjet owners. It seats more passengers, features a cutting-edge information, communication and entertainment system and offers enhanced safety systems.”

The Challenger 605 jets are among 24 new aircraft scheduled to enter service with Flexjet in 2008. The additional new arrivals will include the best-selling, super-midsize Challenger 300 and the high-performance Learjet 60 XR. They will replace some of the aircraft currently in service. By replacing a large portion of its aircraft each year, Flexjet is able to maintain one of the youngest fleets of any fractional jet ownership company. Aircraft in the Flexjet fleet average 3.4 years in age.

“As a frequent traveler who often has family accompanying me on trips, safety is definitely a top priority,” said John Strelitz, a longtime Flexjet fractional jet owner. “Knowing that Flexjet has one of the youngest and most technologically-advanced fleet of aircraft gives me peace of mind.”

New cabin design and technology enhances productivity and efficiency
A digital, Ethernet-based, cabin electronic system provides passengers with a new level of cabin control, flexibility, productivity and efficiency. The system includes multiple touch-screen controls and supports optional high-speed connectivity for e-mailing and web browsing. At the press of a button, passengers may access a wide range of options, including XM Radio, enhanced AIRBORNET Office, DIRECTVT and audio/video-on-demand.

Restyled interior optimizes cabin environment
The aircraft’s interior features the widest stand-up cabin of any large-category business jet available today. The new cabin includes optimized, ergonomically enhanced working areas including a four-seat conference grouping in the rear. LED lighting is featured throughout the jet. Newly positioned, larger windows increase the viewing angle and provide added natural lighting in the cabin. A new galley design offers increased capacity and functionality.

State-of-the-art avionics system provides leaner cockpit and situational awareness
The Challenger 605 flight deck features the Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics suite, which is fully configurable and offers pilots instant, intuitive access to critical flight information.

About Bombardier Flexjet
Established in 1995 and based in Richardson, Texas, Bombardier Flexjet offers a turnkey program allowing individuals or companies to purchase a share in a Bombardier business jet at a fraction of the full ownership cost. Flexjet owners select the aircraft type that best fits their needs, determine the number of hours per year they expect to fly, and purchase shares starting at 1/16th (equal to 50 hours of flying).

Owners pay predictable monthly management and usage fees, while Flexjet manages aircraft maintenance, flight crews, hangars, fuel and insurance on their behalf. Flexjet fields an exclusive family of Bombardier business jets, including the Learjet 40 XR, Learjet 45 XR, Learjet 60 XR, Challenger 300 and newly redesigned Challenger 605 business jets. The Flexjet One program is an aircraft management service providing owners who purchase a whole Bombardier aircraft access to Flexjet’s entire fractional fleet, cost savings and a simple, worry-free solution to aircraft ownership. The Flexjet 25 jet card program, operated by Jet Solutions LLC, provides travel-by-the-hour on the Flexjet 25 fleet of Bombardier aircraft.

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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, 2008, were $17.5 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

Bombardier, Flexjet, Flexjet 25, Learjet and Challenger are either registered or unregistered trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.

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