Kansas City-based aircraft charter, management, maintenance, and fractional provider Airshare today placed a firm order for three Bombardier Challenger 350s, with options for 17 more. When delivered later this year, the trio of Challengers will expand Airshare’s fractional offerings into the super-midsize segment.
Airshare currently has 50 aircraft in its fleet, including 20 Embraer Phenom 100 and 300 light jets for its fractional program and 30 managed aircraft. The company said it selected the Challenger 350 as the catalyst for expanding its fractional ownership program beyond the central U.S. to the East Coast.
“The addition of super-midsize jets into our fleet represents a significant milestone in our vision to expand the Airshare brand nationally,” said Airshare president and CEO John Owen. “Considerable due diligence went into choosing the Challenger 350, with input from our current customers and contributions from every department in the company.”
Airshare’s days-based fractional program provides each owner of a 1/16th share with 20 days and unlimited flight time, based on a customer’s allocation of days and maximum 14-hour crew duty days.