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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Bombardier Increases Business Jet Maintenance Intervals

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Bombardier on Wednesday announced elevated maintenance intervals for its Learjet 40, Learjet 45, Challenger 300, Challenger 604, Challenger 605 and Global aircraft family of business jets. 
[Challenger 605. Photo, courtesy of Bombardier.]
The new increased levels were announced at NBAA 2013, designed to reduce direct maintenance costs for operators. Also announced during the convention was the Challenger 605 Max program, designed to extend required maintenance intervals by as much as 50 percent for C605 owners. 
“With these evolved maintenance intervals, our operators stand to benefit from significant savings," said Andy Nureddin, vice president of customer services and support at Bombardier. 
The Learjet 40/45 program is expected to save operators more than $130 per flight hour over 20-years, based on an average annual rate of 500 flight hours. 

The FAA, EASA and Transport Canada (TC) have all issued final approval for the new maintenance intervals. 


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