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NetJets Unveil First Signature Series Challenger 350 Aircraft

By Paul Joseph

Private aviation giants NetJets yesterday unveiled the company’s first European Signature Series Bombardier Challenger 350 aircraft in Geneva, Switzerland.

The Bombardier-built aircraft was showcased for the first time at a media briefing at Geneva’s European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE).

Speaking about the new launch, Jordan Hansell, NetJets Chairman and CEO, said: “We have 75 firm orders planned and an additional 125 optional orders available.

“These deliveries alone are worth $5.4 billion – cementing our position as a market leader in fractional ownership business aviation and reinforcing our commitment to continue investing for our clients.

The delivery marks the start of a €4.8 billion aircraft order outside the U.S. for NetJets, a Berkshire Hathaway-backed company. NetJets already have 11 Challenger 350 aircraft operating in the United States, and Europe will receive a total of four this year, the company confirmed.

“These are proving to be a very popular choice of super mid-size aircraft for our customers, and we are selling shares at a fast rate,” Hansell added. “The market is continuing to show signs of improvement in Europe,”

NetJets pioneered the concept of Signature Series jets in 2012, which allows clients to experience cabin interiors and technical specifications that are only found on NetJets’ aircraft.

NetJets Europe is showcasing the Challenger 350 aircraft at the Bombardier static display at EBACE, Geneva until May 21st.

By Paul Joseph