Northern Jet's SpeedBird earns FAA '10 or more' approval

Northern Jet is also refurbishing its Challenger 605 fleet with plans to add a guaranteed large cabin jet card program in 2024.

By Doug Gollan, December 21, 2023

Northern Jet subsidiary SpeedBird has earned Federal Aviation Administration approval as a ’10 or more’ Part 135 operator.

At the same time, Northern Jet said it will refurbish its Challenger 605 fleet.

There are currently two of the type, with a third coming in the Spring.

“We are thrilled to announce the FAA’s approval of Northern Jet subsidiary SpeedBird as a 10 or More Part 135 charter operator, marking a significant milestone in our commitment to upholding the highest industry standards,” said Chris Bull, CEO of Northern Jet and SpeedBird.

He added, “Our relationship with Bombardier, the Challenger 605 manufacturer, adds an extra layer of distinction to our operations. Moreover, the complete refit of our Challenger fleet underscores our dedication to providing clients with an unmatched level of sophistication and comfort.”

Following the merger between Northern Jet and SpeedBird earlier this year, the company added guaranteed availability of light and super-midsize jet program options to its midsize program.

With the expansion of the large cabin fleet, plans are to add that option in 2024.

The ’10 or more’ requirement refers to additional conditions for Part 135 operators flying aircraft with more than 10 seats.

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