Canadian aeroplane maker Bombardier said on Monday it had expanded its Challenger business jet series with the launch of the Challenger 350 aircraft.
Partnering up with shared-ownership US aircraft company NetJets for the worldwide launch, Bombardier said deliveries of the 10-seat jet would begin early next year.
"Based on our owners and operators' needs, we have taken the world's bestselling super midsize jet and further increased its capability to better meet the growing requirements of our ever expanding Challenger customer base worldwide," Bombardier Business Aircraft President Steve Ridolfi said.
Equipped with twin Honeywell HTF7350 engines, the jet will be able to climb directly to 13,100 metres (43,000 feet).
Bombardier made the announcement at the European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland