AB Jets Expands Fleet with Three Bombardier Challenger 3500 Aircraft
In a significant move that underscores its commitment to offering top-tier aviation services, AB Jets has announced the acquisition of three Bombardier Challenger 3500 aircraft. The company also holds a contractual option to order a fourth aircraft by the end of 2023.
- Strategic Acquisition: The addition of the Challenger 3500 aircraft marks a transformative phase for AB Jets, allowing the company to enter the super-midsize business jet category. This expansion will enhance the company's service offerings, catering to a broader clientele seeking extended range and superior comfort.
- Aircraft Features: The Challenger 3500 is renowned for its unparalleled cabin experience, boasting features such as Bombardier’s revolutionary Nuage seats, voice-controlled management of lighting, temperature, and entertainment systems, and a 24-inch, 4K display. Its impressive dispatch reliability of over 99.8% and competitive operating costs make it a preferred choice among fleet operators.
- Leadership Insights: Andrew Bettis, Founder and Co-owner of AB Jets, highlighted the significance of the fleet expansion, stating, "These super mid-size jets will bring an extended range and comfort to our fleet, increasing our ability to service our clientele." Jean-Christophe Gallagher, Executive Vice President, Aircraft Sales & Bombardier Defense, expressed his enthusiasm about the partnership, emphasizing the unmatched jet experience the Challenger 3500 offers.
- Long-Standing Relationship: AB Jets has been an operator and advocate of Bombardier aircraft for over two decades. David Turner, Co-owner and Director of Operations at AB Jets, reflected on the enduring relationship, viewing the acquisition as a natural evolution of their partnership.
- About AB Jets: Headquartered in Memphis, TN, AB Jets is a full-service private charter company with a floating fleet across the U.S. The company's ATC Call sign, FORTITUDE, symbolizes its organizational culture, emphasizing resilience and persistence. As an Argus Platinum-rated operator, AB Jets is recognized for its impeccable safety and reliability.
- About Bombardier: Bombardier is a global leader in aviation, specializing in designing, manufacturing, and servicing exceptional business jets. Bombardier's worldwide fleet of approximately 5,000 aircraft serves a diverse clientele, including multinational corporations, governments, and private individuals.