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Aviator Aircraft and Aero-Dienst are Celebrating Bombardier's First Challenger 3500 Delivery to Europe

Ceremony at Bombardier in Montreal to mark the first delivery of a Challenger 3500 to Europe | © Bombardier Inc.

Nuremberg, June 22, 2023 (sr): The first delivery of a Challenger 3500 to Europe was ushered in on 29 May during a festive ceremony at Bombardier in Montreal and was attended by representatives of the owner, Aviator Aircraft, and the entire Aero-Dienst technical acceptance team at the delivery center.

Aero-Dienst, the Nuremberg-based full-service provider for business aviation and ambulance services, oversaw the entire completion, technical acceptance inspection and delivery process of the brand-new Bombardier Challenger 3500 Business Jet, as well as its integration into Aero-Dienst`s commercial flight operations.

Aero-Dienst GmbH’s exclusive customer mandate consisted of two phases: The first phase comprised overseeing the completion progress and ensuring conformity with the desired aircraft specifications, as well as the technical acceptance and subsequent ferrying 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 Air Operator Certificate (AOC D-002 EG).

“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”, said Andreas Strabel, Manager Aircraft Sales. “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 Airport Oberpfaffenhofen (EDMO), located close to Munich in the southern part of Germany, and shall 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 center”, added Andreas Strabel.

The Bombardier Challenger 3500 combines performance with design and remarkable comfort. It features a standard auto-throttle system and optional KA-band high-speed internet. Next to its other innovative technologies, it boasts Nuage* seats and high cabin comfort. Its distinctive and carefully thought-out design was recognized in 2022 by the Red Dot Awards.

The new aircraft owner will also be able to rely on the professional support of Aero-Dienst in the future. Aero-Dienst has over 65 years of experience in the maintenance and operation of business jets. As the second-oldest commercial operator of aircraft in Germany, founded in 1958 and start of commercial operations in 1966, and with its new addition to the fleet, Aero-Dienst operates a total of eight aircraft at different sites in Germany and pursues a strategy of increasing its fleet size.

In addition to its headquarters in Nuremberg, Aero-Dienst also operates a maintenance station in Oberpfaffenhofen near Munich, as well as two stations in Austria (Vienna and Klagenfurt). The component shop in Landsberg am Lech allows Aero-Dienst to provide fast and local repairs for maintenance operators in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

*Bombardier, Challenger, Challenger 3500, and Nuage are registered or unregistered trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.

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With an over 65-year track record in maintaining, operating, selling and managing a wide range of business and ambulance aircraft, Aero-Dienst is considered one of the leading business aviation companies in Europe. By employing more than 330 aviation professionals who focus on precision, reliability and absolute customer satisfaction, Aero-Dienst has earned a worldwide reputation for excellence in best-value-for-money aviation services – customer-focused, transparent and fair.

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