Bombardier Business Aircraft announced today that it has delivered a Challenger 605 aircraft in Turkey that will be operated by MNG Jet, an aircraft management and charter company with a strong fleet of 10 business jets and a maintenance organization located in Istanbul, Turkey.
“We are thrilled to add another Challenger 605 business jet to our current fleet of aircraft in Turkey,” said Khader Mattar, Regional Vice President, Sales, Middle East, Africa and Turkey, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “The Challenger family of aircraft is very popular in the Middle East and account for over 60 per cent of Bombardier’s deliveries in the region.”
“Given the quality and proven reliability of the Challenger 605 aircraft, MNG Jet is very pleased to be adding this Bombardier business aircraft to its fleet of jets,” said Ugur Kalkan, CEO, MNG Jet. “We believe this aircraft is perfectly suited for travel within the Middle East and look forward to operating it in Turkey.”
Bombardier’s latest market forecast for the aviation industry predicts a total of 1,095 business jet deliveries destined for the Middle East over the next 20 years. The Bombardier fleet of Learjet, Challenger and Global jets occupies approximately 25 per cent share of the business jet market in the Middle East. To date, Bombardier business aircraft based in the Middle East region has reached 100 Bombardier business jets, with a quarter of them based in Turkey.
Challenger 605 aircraft: It builds on the solid reputation of the Challenger 604 aircraft and features one of the widest stand-up cabins of any large category business jet available today it can soar 4,000 nm (7,408 km); from Dubai to London, and also from Dubai to Seoul*. Bombardier recently launched its new Challenger 650 aircraft in October 2014, which is expected to enter into service in 2015. The new aircraft builds on the success of the Challenger 605 that is well-known for its proven reliability and the cost efficiency of much smaller jets.