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14 May, 2020

Jetflite’s Newly Delivered Challenger 650 Aircraft Demonstrates Versatility for Medevac Use in Efforts to Assist with COVID-19 Evacuation Flights

Aircraft completed its first 100 hours of flight in just 14 days upon deliveryUnique adaptability of the Challenger 650 aircraft lends itself to VIP or air ambulance configurationOn its longest tour, the aircraft visited 10 countries across three continents in just five days
In addition to its quiet and widest-in-class cabin, impressive range and outstanding short-field performance, the Challenger 650 aircraft’s exceptionally smooth ride provides added comfort for passengers receiving medical care,

Bombardier Aviation and Finnish charter operator Jetflite today revealed details of how a freshly delivered Challenger 650 business jet was immediately pressed into service to repatriate dozens of patients impacted by COVID-19 as airports and borders around the world shut down. True to its reputation for tried-and-true performance, the Challenger 650 aircraft performed flawlessly straight out of delivery, completing its first 100 hours in just 14 days.

The aircraft, configured for executive charter service, was delivered to long-time Bombardier customer Wihuri Group, a large Finnish industrial conglomerate, on March 26, 2020. The aircraft is operated by Jetflite, which is owned by Wihuri Group. The unique adaptability of the Challenger 650 aircraft interior allows Jetflite to quickly transform the business jet’s 12-to-16-passenger VIP configuration to an air ambulance configuration, complete with two stretchers, a portable isolation unit, personal protective equipment, COVID-19 test kits and a medical team to respond effectively to the growing worldwide humanitarian crisis.