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First Bombardier Challenger 890 enters service with Suncor Energy

bomb890frontFeb. 27, 2008, Montréal - Bombardier announced today that the first Challenger 890 corporate shuttle has entered service.

February 27, 2008  By Carey Fredericks

Feb. 27, 2008, Montréal – Bombardier announced today that the first Challenger 890
corporate shuttle has entered service with Calgary based Suncor Energy
Inc., a major North American developer of oil sands. The aircraft will
join Suncor’s Challenger 850 corporate shuttle, in operation since March 2006.

Left to right: Peter Likoray, sales director, Canada, Bombardier Business Aircraft and Wayne Wilson, manager, Aviation Development, Suncor Energy Inc.

A rapidly growing company based in Alberta with more than 6,500
employees, Suncor Energy currently operates a shuttle service for its
personnel between their Calgary headquarters and Fort McMurray,
Alta. The addition of the new Challenger 890
aircraft is a reflection of the company’s significant growth. The new
jet will shuttle workers from across Canada to the Fort McMurray oil

the most comprehensive family of aircraft in the industry, Bombardier
can offer customers the right solutions for a vast array of business
needs, and the corporate shuttle was designed with companies like
Suncor in mind,” said Bob Horner, vice-president, sales Bombardier
Business Aircraft. “With their proven track record of superior dispatch
reliability and performance, Challenger corporate shuttle
aircraft are an economical and flexible way to transport employees to
remote locations and keep businesses running smoothly.”

The Challenger 890
corporate shuttle delivers the proven advantages of a widebody cabin
jet, including low direct operating costs, outstanding dispatch
reliability and ease of maintenance – all hallmarks of the pioneering CRJ200 airliner from which it is derived. The aircraft is part of the Bombardier Challenger corporate shuttle family, which also includes the Challenger 850 and Challenger 870 aircraft.


Each Challenger
corporate shuttle model offers a choice of three floor plan
configurations, and multiple galley and lavatory options to suit a wide
range of needs. All models feature stand-up cabins, a flat floor and a
minimum 31-inch-pitch between seats.


The Challenger 890 aircraft delivers
a high-speed cruise of Mach 0.82 (872 km/h) and can fly up to 2,038
nautical miles (3,774 km) with 52 passengers and up to 1,730 nautical
miles (3,204 km) with a full 90-passenger load. The Challenger 850 and Challenger 870 shuttles, derivatives of the 50-seat Bombardier CRJ200 and 70-seat CRJ700 respectively, can fly at Mach 0.80 (850 km/h) and Mach 0.82 (872 km/h)* respectively.


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