Bombardier presents new Challenger 650 business jet
Launch customer NetJets orders 25 with an option for 50 more.
ORLANDO, Fla. — Bombardier has expanded its Challenger family of business jets with the new Challenger 650 aircraft in partnership with NetJets, the global launch customer.
The jet was introduced at the National Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (NBAA) in Orlando, Fla. during a special unveiling event.
NetJets, a Berkshire Hathaway company based in Columbus, Ohio, that is a supplier of private jets, placed a firm order in June 2012 for 25 Challenger 650 jets, formerly the Challenger 605 NG, with options for 50 additional aircraft.
The Montreal-based Bombardier said the Signature Series brand of the aircraft has been designed with customized cabinetry, seating, next-generation in-flight entertainment and lighting.
Deliveries of the aircraft are to begin in 2015.
No financial details were provided.