Bombardier Business Aircraft has announced that the first Challenger 650 aircraft registered and operated in Mexico has entered service in the region. This aircraft joins the Bombardier business jet fleet in Latin America composed of approximately 550 aircraft in service, including approximately 200 Bombardier business aircraft in Mexico.
“The Challenger 650 jet is an ideal aircraft to be operated from high altitude airports, such as Toluca near Mexico City,” said Stéphane Leroy, regional vice president, Latin America, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “It offers the perfect combination of cabin comfort, superior performance and the lowest direct operating costs in its category.”
The Challenger aircraft series, and the Challenger 650 jet in particular, are leaders in their category in Latin America with a market share of over 40%. With the Synthetic Vision System (SVS) offered as baseline, a cabin almost 6in wider than the closest competitor, as well as the latest entertainment and productivity solutions, the Challenger 650 aircraft offers customers increased payload, runway capabilities and maximum cabin space.
The Bombardier Business Aircraft Market Forecast, published in May 2016, predicts business aviation industry deliveries of 790 aircraft in Latin America for the 10-year period covering 2016-2025.