Bombardier Challenger 605 Aircraft Mock-Up Makes European Debut

Comlux Aviation today became the Swiss launch operator for the next generation Challenger 605 widebody business jet.

Following a flawless first flight on January 22, 2006, the Challenger 605 aircraft began a 200-hour flight test and certification program at Bombardier’s Flight Test Center in Wichita, Kansas. As of April 20, the aircraft had accumulated 100 flight hours during 30 flights. First flight of the second Challenger 605 jet is on schedule for early May 2006. Certification by Transport Canada is expected in the fourth quarter of 2006 and the aircraft is scheduled to enter service in the third quarter of 2007.

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