The first delivery of a Challenger 3500 to Europe happened during a festive ceremony at Bombardier in Montreal and was attended by representatives of the owner, Aviator Aircraft, and the entire Aero-Dienst technical acceptance team at the delivery center.
Aero-Dienst, the Nuremberg-based full-service provider for business aviation and ambulance services, oversaw the entire completion, technical acceptance inspection and delivery process of the brand-new Bombardier Challenger 3500 Business Jet, as well as its integration into Aero-Dienst`s commercial flight operations.
Aero-Dienst’s exclusive customer mandate consisted of two phases: The first phase comprised overseeing the completion progress and ensuring conformity with the desired aircraft specifications, as well as the technical acceptance and subsequent ferrying the jet from Canada to Germany.
The second phase included the registration with the German Civil Aviation Authority (Luftfahrt-Bundesamt), as well as integration into Aero-Dienst’s Air Operator Certificate (AOC D-002 EG).
“We would like to thank all participants for their commitment during the delivery and commissioning process and are thrilled that the five-day final acceptance procedure was executed so professionally and smoothly,” said Andreas Strabel, manager aircraft sales. “It makes us proud to be the operator of the first Challenger 3500 in Europe. This outstanding aircraft will be based at the Central European Airport Oberpfaffenhofen (EDMO), located close to Munich in the southern part of Germany, and shall be operated for the owner and Aviator Aircraft’s key accounts. Our experienced maintenance team will handle technical support of the new CL3500 at our own on-site service center.”