Bombardier Aerospace announced today that the widebody Challenger 605 business jet has now been certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency and to fly into London City Airport*, directly linking business and government leaders to the heart of London’s financial district.
This approval for steep approach and landing capability at London City Airport (LYC) applies to all Challenger 604 and Challenger 605 aircraft registered in the European Union member states and Canada. An optional service bulletin will be available for existing aircraft owners in the third quarter of Bombardier FY07/08, and will give details regarding crew certifications and costs.
Open since September 2002, the London City Airport Jet Centre is recognized by business jet users for providing a premium jet service, with capacity for up to 14,000 aircraft movements per year. In order to qualify to operate at London City Airport, an aircraft must demonstrate its ability to be flown safely at a 5.5-degree or greater approach angle, take off and land on the airport’s 4,327-foot (1,319-meter) runway, and meet the local noise requirements.