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Volume 18, Number 18, April 28, 2004

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1st Challenger 300 Delivered To Corporate User

Dean Phillips Inc. has taken delivery of a new Bombardier Challenger 300 super midsize business jet, marking the first delivery of the all-new jet to a traditional operator. 

Aircraft serial number 20010 was delivered to Dean Phillips Inc. mid month. It marks the fifth Challenger 300 to enter into service to date; the first four aircraft have been operating since January with Bombardier’s Flexjet fractional ownership program. 

At the start of this month, the Bombardier Flexjet Challenger 300 fleet had already logged over 1,000 flight hours in daily service across America. The in-service fleet, including the function and reliability test aircraft had already logged over 1,800 hours in daily service worldwide. The sensational jet has successfully criss-crossed over the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans and proven its reliability in extensive tours in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East. 

Dean Phillips Inc. is a growing multi-national company with interests in banking and financial services, natural gas processing, propane distribution, agriculture and food processing. It has operations and offices in the United States, Europe and Australia. 

A Bombardier customer since 1993, the company also currently operates a Bombardier Learjet* 60 midsize business jet, and previously operated a Bombardier Learjet 31A. 

We needed a larger aircraft and we liked how Bombardier developed this new Challenger 300, observed Dean Phillips, president and chief executive officer. It offers an excellent step-up for us, providing fast and comfortable transportation to our various operations in the U.S. and Australia. 

Peter Edwards, president, Bombardier Business Aircraft, said the Phillips’ decision underscores the benefits of Bombardier’s wide-ranging and flexible product line. The Challenger 300 offers a perfect fit between our Learjet 60 and Challenger 604 and sets the standard by delivering true transcontinental range, best-in-class cabin and value. 

Powered by two new Honeywell HTF7000 high bypass turbofan engines delivering 6,826 pounds (30.4 kN) of thrust at takeoff, the Bombardier Challenger 300 can cross the United States within just five hours. A 4,750-foot (1,448-m) takeoff distance and a landing distance of 2,610 feet (796 m) give it exceptional short airfield accessibility. 

It delivers a top speed of Mach 0.82 (541 mph; 870 km/h) and a maximum non-stop range of 3,100 nautical miles (5,741 km) with eight passengers and is approved to a maximum operating altitude of 45,000 feet (13,716 m). Its 28.6-foot-long cabin (8.72 m) provides a superior working environment with a well-appointed standard interior that features double-club seating, reclining seats, ergonomic tables and power outlets

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