Gulfstream Aerospace (St Louis)
BAN's World GazetteerCanada
Four Challenger 850s will boost VistaJet's charter capability next year as it moves to rapidly realise its goal of offering at least 20 medium to ultra-long range jets that have an average service of less than two years.
Bing Chen, ceo, says the first 850 has been inducted into Midcoast Aviation's St. Louis Downtown
Airport completion centre and VistaJet expects them to come on stream for charter in February, March, Septem-ber and November 2008. "They will be highly equipped in the well known VistaJet design with a 15 passenger configuration," says Chen. "We strive to constantly be flying the newest and best 'planes. We are on course to achieve our target of 20 high-end aircraft within 12 months." These include a Global Express that will be 100 per cent available for charter.
VistaJet already offers a Learjet 40XR and two Learjet 60s as well as three Challenger 604s. A Challenger 605, two Learjet 60XRs and the Global Express will be added this year.
In addition to the four Challenger 850s, the 2008 delivery schedule includes a Learjet 40XR in February and another in June, a Challenger 605 in July and in August, a Learjet 60XR in July and another in August plus a Challenger 300 in November.