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Bombardier Commercial Aircraft congratulates Shree Airlines on the launch of a new regional jet service with CRJ Series aircraft.
“We are pleased to welcome Shree Airlines to the worldwide family of CRJ Series aircraft operators,” said David Speirs, Vice President, Asset Management, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “The CRJ Series aircraft have been instrumental in revolutionizing regional route networks, and we are confident that Shree Airlines will achieve much success as it launches fixed-wing operations in the regions of Nepal with two CRJ200 aircraft and one CRJ700 aircraft.” The Nepali carrier commenced service with its first CRJ200 aircraft on August 11, 2017.
“We are continuously looking for optimal solutions to address the increasing transportation demands in Nepal, and the launch of our new regional jet service with the CRJ200 and CRJ700 aircraft represents a significant milestone in our growth journey.” said Anil Manandhar, Corporate Manager, Shree Airlines. “With its proven efficiency and reliability, the CRJ Series aircraft will allow us to improve domestic transportation, and will be a key asset in helping Shree Airlines expands its operations to the regional markets in the future.”
Shree Airlines have acquired all three CRJ Series aircraft from a third party. The CRJ Series regional jets share commonality benefits that provide flexibility to operators and allow them to optimize their fleets to meet specific market demands. The CRJ Series aircraft family includes over 120 owners and operators flying people in over 90 countries, and the worldwide fleet has logged 50 million flight hours.
About Shree Airlines
Shree Airlines is the largest operator of helicopters in Nepal. It owns and operates a mixed fleet of helicopters in Nepal and in Africa from time to time for UN Peace Keeping Operations as well as World Food Program. In operations since 1999, Shree is a leader in Nepalese aviation sector. It has been serving the people of Nepal living in some of the remotest and inaccessible parts of Nepal.
Its expansion into fixed-wing operations will complement its rotor-wing services and allow it to serve a larger part of the population.
- The Challenger 350 aircraft is the best-selling business jet platform of the last decade
- Designed with a no-compromise approach, the Challenger 350 aircraft effortlessly blends powerful performance and sleek styling to deliver a smooth ride at the lowest direct operating costs in its category
- Bombardier Business Aircraft is the market leader in deliveries and has the largest fleet, excluding very light jets, in Latin America
Bombardier Business Aircraft announced today it delivered the first Challenger 350 aircraft to be based in Argentina, joining Bombardier’s fleet of 122 Challenger aircraft in Latin America. Bombardier’s business jet fleet in Latin America is comprised of approximately 685 aircraft in service – spanning Bombardier’s full product portfolio of Learjet, Challenger and Global aircraft.
“This first Bombardier Challenger 350 jet delivery to an Argentinian customer confirms the aircraft’s leadership in Latin America,” said Stephane Leroy, Vice President, Sales, Latin America, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “Paired with impressive high-performance attributes, the Challenger 350 aircraft is the right choice for customers in Argentina seeking to access challenging airfields, climb faster, and cruise efficiently while enjoying a smooth ride.”
Designed with a no-compromise approach, the Challenger 350 aircraft effortlessly blends powerful performance and sleek styling to deliver an unrivalled private jet experience like no other. Equipped with Bombardier’s exclusive HD Cabin Management System, it provides an unparalleled audio experience with crystal-clear sound through integrated sidewall speakers – exclusive to its class, as well as an easy connection to personal devices to view videos and movies on the largest HD monitors in the segment.
Latin America is the third largest market for business aviation deliveries, with Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and Venezuela making up over 80 per cent of the regional fleet.
As part of its commitment to customers in Latin America, Bombardier has a Regional Support Office (RSO) in Toluca, Mexico, staffed by an RSO Manager and Field Service Representatives, as well as a Miami parts depot to dispatch parts faster. Bombardier’s world-renowned service and maintenance network is equipped to support Bombardier Learjet, Challenger and Global business aircraft and is connected to Bombardier Business Aircraft’s 24/7 Customer Response Centre and world-class Customer Support Team.
- The class-defining Learjet 75 aircraft continues to set the standard by bringing large jet features to a light jet platform
- Learjet 75 is the only business jet in its class to feature an eight-seat double-club configuration and a flat floor throughout the cabin for a smooth ride
and the ultimate in comfort
- Recently celebrated the delivery of the 3,000thLearjet aircraft
Bombardier Business Aircraft announced today that it delivered its first Learjet 75 aircraft to a Brazilian customer. The aircraft joins Bombardier’s business jet fleet of 685 Learjet, Challenger and Global aircraft in Latin America.
“Learjet aircraft are iconic, rooted in deep pride and based on a history of ingenuity. We are proud a Brazilian customer selected the Learjet 75 for its class-leading performance, smooth ride and most private and quiet cabin,” said Stephane Leroy, Vice President, Sales, Latin America, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “The Learjet 75 aircraft is the only business jet in its class to feature a pocket door for reduced noise levels.”
Latin America is the third largest market for business aviation deliveries, with Brazil, Argentina, Mexico and Venezuela making up over 80 per cent of the regional fleet. With over 510 Learjet aircraft in Latin America, Learjet customers can enjoy the quietest and most private cabin in the category.
Bombardier introduced a new level of passenger comfort in the Light jet category in 2016 with the introduction of a Learjet 75 aircraft featuring an innovative pocket door design. The pocket door divides the cabin from the entry area and reduces noise levels inside the cabin by up to eight decibels*, while creating a distinct private living space for passengers.
Standing the test of time, the Learjet 75 aircraft continues to set the standard by bringing large jet features to the most trusted light jet platform. In June 2017, Bombardier Business Aircraft celebrated a historic milestone in business aviation – the delivery of the 3,000th Bombardier Learjet business jet manufactured. The aircraft was also the 100th Learjet 75 jet to be delivered.
Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) plans to replace its five remaining Airbus A319s with Bombardier CS100/300 aircraft in the spring of 2018, SWISS CSeries fleet chief Peter Koch told journalists in Zurich at the CS100 launch to London City Airport. The A319 replacement is possible with the existing order of 10 CS100s and 20 CS300s.
ATW understands SWISS offers 145 seats on its CS300s compared to the 138-seat A319. The next larger aircraft type is the A320, with a 168-180 seat configuration. SWISS’s Airbus narrowbody family fleet also includes 21 A320-200s and nine A321-100/200s.
SWISS, the CS100 launch customer, began scheduled services from Zurich to Paris Charles de Gaulle in July 2016. The Star Alliance member became the first airline to operate both CSeries CS100/300 variants. SWISS currently operates eight CS100s and two CS300s.
The national airline of Switzerland is acquiring the CSeries primarily to replace Avro RJ100s, which is 25% cheaper to fly and has a high operational reliability rate, Koch said. The biggest challenge for SWISS is the CSeries delivery delays, which force the carrier to reschedule operations. SWISS trains 10 pilots per month to CSeries standards; so far 210 pilots have been trained on the type. SWISS originally planned to receive a new aircraft every month. Koch said the hopes to accept the next aircraft in August and delivery delays are improving.
To fill the delivery delay gap, SWISS has wet leased one Bombardier CRJ900 from Slovenia-based Adria Airways during the summer period.
“For us, [the CSeries] is the perfect aircraft,” Koch said.