North East UK-based aircraft management company, Naljets, has taken delivery of a new $25m aircraft to add to its growing fleet of luxury business jets hangared at Multiflight Ltd, Leeds Bradford International Airport.
The new Bombardier Challenger 350 was flown overnight from the factory in Montréal to the UK by Naljets’ managing director Craig McLeod and Captain Peter Riley.
The aircraft’s new home will be Multiflight, a fixed-base operator (FBO) located on the South Side of Leeds Bradford Airport which specialises in looking after private jets and helicopters and provides a range of aeronautical services.
As well as being managed by Naljets on behalf of an international client, the aircraft will be available for private charter alongside Naljets’ Gulfstream G200 based out of the UK, and with a range of 3,200 nautical miles (5,926 km) can reach destinations in the USA, Russia, Middle East and North Africa in a single flight.
The new Challenger 350 will help the company to meet growing demand from an array of clients both at home and abroad chartering aircraft for business and leisure purposes.
Craig McLeod, managing director of Naljets, said, “We are delighted to have added the Challenger 350 to our fleet. It’s an aircraft with excellent levels of comfort, making it an optimum way for businesses and individuals to travel.
“Last year we received record numbers of charter requests for our aircraft. The addition of the new Challenger expands our capability further and, being the first Challenger 350 registered in the UK, the interest in the aircraft is very strong.”
Craig continued, “We are pleased to be able to base several of our UK aircraft at Leeds Bradford Airport. We’re confident that the move will prove beneficial both for our clients – who will enjoy shorter waiting times, reduced costs and high quality waiting lounges at Multiflight – and for our business, as we are now well-placed for further growth.”