Challenger

January 4, 2011 - 12:20pm

XOJet late last month announced 50-percent year-over-year growth and that it expects more of the same or better into this new year. The Brisbane, Calif.-based charter operator and private jet membership provider is accelerating expansion of its fleet, adding a Bombardier Challenger 300 and its first Challenger 605 last month. The company plans to add another of each type this year.

February 24, 2010 - 5:24am

Maintenance, completion and refurbishment specialist Flying Colours delivered its first Challenger 850 green completion in December and the program is ramping up, according to director of sales and marketing Sean Gillespie.

Six more Challenger 850s are in the completion pipeline at the company’s Peterborough, Ontario facility and at JetCorp, its U.S.-based company in St. Louis.

May 1, 2009 - 4:07am

West Star Aviation’s Grand Junction, Colo. facility (GJT) is offering 96-month detailed inspections and 120-month restorations for Challenger landing gear.

October 5, 2008 - 3:17pm

Capital Aviation in Bethany, Okla., is at Booth No. 4442 displaying what it can do to make older Canadair/Bombardier Challengers look and perform like new Challenger 605s.

The Reflections refurbishment program incorporates several Capital-owned STCs to give Challenger 600 through 604 corporate jets “the looks of a new 605 inside and out, for a fraction of the price.”

September 3, 2008 - 5:51am

The 96-month inspection of a Challenger 604 gave JetCorp’s St. Louis facility the downtime required to make significant interior modifications and cabin entertainment upgrades in the customer’s airplane.

“With the Challenger 604s coming out of warranty, we recognize that more and more customers are looking for an exceptional facility to complete the
critical 96-month inspections,” said JetCorp president Bill McLendon.

August 29, 2008 - 1:50pm

The 96-month inspection of a Challenger 604 gave JetCorp’s St. Louis facility the downtime required to make significant interior modifications and cabin entertainment upgrades in the customer’s airplane.

“With the Challenger 604s coming out of warranty, we recognize that more and more customers are looking for an exceptional facility to complete the critical 96-month inspections,” said JetCorp president Bill McLendon.

March 12, 2007 - 8:46am

Canadian manufacturer Bombardier delivered the first Challenger 300 from its Montreal center in January. Before a restructuring last year, the company had expected to do Challenger 300 interiors at its Tucson, Ariz. facility, but shifted the responsibility to its new integrated manufacturing center in Montreal. The center combines final assembly activities with interior completion and paint for all of its Challenger business jet line.

March 7, 2007 - 6:08am

Bombardier said its “next-generation” Challenger 605 has entered service. The first customer, Russell Aviation Leasing, is leasing the aircraft back to Bombardier as its demonstrator this year. The Challenger 605 is an upgraded 604, which it supersedes, equipped with Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics.

November 2, 2006 - 7:23am

Bombardier Challenger 600, Teterboro, N.J., April 2, 2005–On landing at TEB, Challenger N169TA porpoised and the right wing struck the runway surface. Two tires blew out. No injuries were reported.

September 12, 2006 - 9:53am

Bombardier has published a Service Bulletin for a Honeywell GTCP36-150 APU retrofit for Challenger 601s and 604s. The new APU replaces the original GTCP36-100 series and provides significant performance, operational and maintenance benefits over original equipment, the company said. The -150 APU is standard equipment on new Challenger 604s and the Challenger 605, scheduled to enter service in next year’s third quarter.

 
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