- Challenger 3500 business jet to be used for charter operations by the Arkasair team
Montreal. 20 December 2023 . Bombardier delivered to Turkish airliner Arkasair the first Challenger 3500 business jet to its VIP Air Taxi and charter fleet and also first in the country. Arkasair has also operated Bombardier’s Learjet 60, Challenger 300 and Challenger 604 aircraft. The new Challenger 3500 will replace the company’s Challenger 300 business jet.
Founded in 1998, Arkasair provides first-class VIP Air Taxi and charter service to clients worldwide. The addition of the Challenger 3500 business jet will bolster its charter capabilities with its innovative technology, outstanding performance, luxurious cabin and sustainably minded features.
“Bombardier is proud that our long-time customer Arkasair has added a Challenger 3500 business jet to its fleet, marking the first delivery of a Challenger 3500 jet in Turkey,” said Emmanuel Bornand, Vice President, Sales, Europe, Russia, CIS, Middle East and Africa, Bombardier. “Arkasair and Bombardier share a likeminded vision: we strive for excellence and work tirelessly to offer an exceptional experience to our clients. We also continue to look for new opportunities in this important country, offering the very best business aircraft in the skies today.”
“At Arkasair, we are delighted to be adding a new Challenger 3500 aircraft to our fleet, as it perfectly complements the impeccable standards that our VIP Air Taxi clients have come to demand and expect,” said Martine De Andria, Deputy General Manager of Arkasair. “The Challenger 3500 is truly an impressive aircraft with its luxurious, comfortable cabin and outstanding performance attributes. We are thrilled to be taking delivery of the first one in Turkey.”
Built on the iconic Challenger super mid-size platform, the Challenger 3500 aircraft offers customers unrivalled comfort and reliability, while boasting top performance and delivering Bombardier’s signature smooth ride.
The aircraft elevates the passengers’ experience by integrating many of the features from Bombardier’s Global family of aircraft, including Bombardier’s exclusive and revolutionary Nuage seat. Passengers can also benefit from the ultimate cabin experience, where technology and design come together to maximize productivity while offering a refined and relaxing environment.
The Challenger 3500 aircraft is also the most sustainably designed business jet in its class. It is the first business jet in the super mid-size segment to have an Environmental Product Declaration published, documenting the aircraft’s environmental footprint over its lifecycle.
The Challenger aircraft family is known for its industry-leading reliability and safety. With more than 900 business jets of the Challenger 300 series in service worldwide, the Challenger 3500 aircraft builds on the excellent track record of the Challenger family and boasts an impressive 99.8% dispatch reliability.