Bombardier Sells First Challenger 850 Corporate Shuttle

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Bombardier this month confirmed the first sale from its recently announced corporate shuttle program, a Challenger 850 corporate shuttle, to a customer in Eastern Europe. As designed, the new aircraft will move the company's employees between operation sites within Europe. "The Challenger corporate shuttle family has been generating serious market interest and we are particularly pleased to announce this first sale so soon following its launch just three weeks ago," said Peter Edwards, president of Bombardier Business Aircraft. "This [sale] also reinforces Bombardier's strong presence in the former CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) and in Russia, where our superior products and broad platform offering has made our company the de facto leader in this fast growing market." Bombardier's three new corporate shuttle models -- the Bombardier Challenger 850, 870 and 890 -- are derived from the company's line of regional airline jets. Each model is available in three cabin configurations: Standard, Deluxe and Split Cabin, with the flexibility to meet the wide-ranging needs of corporate shuttle operators.