Airshare orders up to 20 additional Challenger 3500s

Bombardier announced today Airshare will double its fleet of super-midsize Challenger 3500 private jets with order and options.

By Doug Gollan, July 26, 2023

Bombardier announced today Airshare will double its fleet of super-midsize Challenger 3500 private jets with order and options

Airshare has committed to ordering up to 20 additional Bombardier Challenger 3500 private jets.  

According to the announcement from Bombardier, there are four firm orders and 16 options.  

The agreement signals Airshare’s plans to double the size of its Challenger fleet.  

In May 2021, the Lenexa, Kansas-based operator, entered the super-midsize segment with an order for up to 20 Challenger aircraft.  

‘Tremendous’ response

“The response we have received to the Challenger entering our fractional program has been tremendous from both new and existing customers,” said John Owen, President and Chief Executive Officer of Airshare.“

He added, “We are thrilled to extend our commitment with Bombardier and look forward to adding several more Challenger 3500s to our fleet. The strength of our partnership made it easy for us to accelerate our plans to order more of these aircraft to meet customer demand.”  

The Challenger 3500 is the most recent version of the Challenger 350.  

“The entire team is immensely proud that Airshare continues to trust Bombardier to grow its fleet,” said Eric Martel, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bombardier.  

He added, “Airshare and Bombardier share several values ​​in common: we strive for excellence and work tirelessly to offer an exceptional experience to our clients. With this new order, our valued relationship continues to grow stronger as the award-winning Challenger 3500 aircraft keeps elevating Airshare’s flight experience with its ultimate combination of performance and comfort.”  

Airshare’s fractional program provides each owner of a 1/16th share with 20 days.

Owners get unlimited flight time based on a 14-hour crew duty day.  

Owners save up to 25% for same-day roundtrips with the same aircraft and crew.

“Having the pilots and aircraft stay with shareowners as they travel provides the ultimate in flexibility as they are able to visit multiple locations and adjust their schedules at a moment’s notice,” according to the provider.

Expansion plans

Airshare also offers its own jet card program, Embark, on its Phenom 300 light jet fleet.  

It also provides aircraft management, on-demand charter, and maintenance services.  

The Challenger 3500 aircraft is the first super-midsize jet segment to have an Environmental Product Declaration published.

The EPD documents the aircraft’s environmental footprint over its lifecycle.  

There are over 900 business jets of the Challenger 300 series in service worldwide.  

Airshare last year exited the very light jet program segment, selling its Phenom 100 fleet.  

It recently added Florida to its primary service area with plans to expand to the Northeastern U.S.  

The flight provider also re-signed Super Bowl-winning quarterback Patrick Mahomes as its spokesperson.

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