International Jet Management (IJM) will become the first operator in Europe of a new Bombardier aircraft type, the Challenger 350 business jet. For maintenance, overhaul and repair services, IJM and Lufthansa Bombardier Aviation Services (LBAS) signed an agreement.
Felix Feller, CEO of International Jet Management, underlines: „Our great experience with LBAS in the past was one topic for our decision to put our brand new aircraft again in the hands of their experts. Both, time and quality is the most important issue for our operation, we selected LBAS for this important work.“
Christoph Meyerrose, LBAS‘ Managing Director said: „LBAS was the first maintenance provider for Challenger 300* aircraft in Europe and has already performed two 8-year inspections this year. Our refined knowledge of the aircraft is the foundation to provide high quality in the industry to meet the expectations of our customers. For the LBAS team, it is a great honour to be the partner of choice for International Jet Management.“
Built upon the legendary segment-defining Challenger 300 jet, the Challenger 350 jet features a state-of-the-art redesigned cabin that maximizes natural light and in flight productivity, all the while maintaining the performance attributes that have become synonymous with the Challenger aircraft family. The Challenger 350 jet also boasts class-defining performance, featuring a 3,200 nm (5,926 km) range capability that allows it to connect Shanghai with Jakarta non-stop**. It is easily differentiated on the ramp with its canted winglets, and those, coupled with more efficient and higher thrust engines, gives the Challenger 350 more performance, more efficiency and lower direct operating costs than its competitors.