The first delivery of a Challenger 3500 to Europe was ushered in on 29 May during a festive ceremony at Bombardier’s facility in Montreal, Canada, attended by representatives of the owner, Aviator Aircraft, and the entire Aero-Dienst technical acceptance team.
Aero-Dienst, the Nuremberg, Germany-based full-service provider for business aviation and ambulance services, oversaw the completion, technical acceptance inspection and delivery process of the new jet, as well as its integration into Aero-Dienst’s commercial flight operations.
Aero-Dienst’s customer mandate consisted of two phases. The first involved overseeing the completion progress and ensuring conformity with the desired aircraft specifications, as well as the technical acceptance and subsequent ferrying of the jet from Canada to Germany. The second phase included the registration with the German civil aviation authority Luftfahrt-Bundesamt, as well as integration into Aero-Dienst’s AOC.
“We would like to thank all participants for their commitment during the delivery and commissioning process and are thrilled that the five day final acceptance procedure was executed so professionally and smoothly,” says manager, aircraft sales Andreas Strabel. “It makes us proud to be the operator of the first Challenger 3500 in Europe. This outstanding aircraft will be based at the central European Oberpfaffenhofen airport, located close to Munich in the southern part of Germany, and will be operated for the owner and Aviator Aircraft’s key accounts. Our experienced maintenance team will handle technical support of the new CL3500 at our own on-site service centre.”
The new aircraft owner will be able to rely on the professional support of Aero-Dienst into the future. As the second-oldest commercial operator of aircraft in Germany, it now operates eight aircraft at different sites across Germany.