Northern Jet subsidiary Speedbird gains FAA approval

A Northern Jet Challenger 605 jet.
Photo Credit: Northern Jet

Northern Jet’s subsidiary, SpeedBird, has confirmed the grant of Ten or More Part 135 charter operator status by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

This marks a milestone for Northern Jet and also highlights a pivotal relationship with Bombardier, the manufacturer of the Challenger 605 aircraft.

Northern Jet has taken the luxury experience further by completely refitting all its Challenger 605 aircraft with brand-new custom interiors.

The FAA Approval

Achieving the Ten or More Part 135 charter operator status confirms SpeedBird’s compliance with stringent safety and operational standards.

This certification solidifies SpeedBird as a frontrunner in the private charter aviation industry. The collaboration with the Orlando Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) throughout the certification process is a testament to the partnership and dedication to regulatory adherence.

SpeedBird extended its heartfelt appreciation to all FAA officials who played a pivotal role in this achievement.


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“Their dedication and contributions were instrumental in the successful issuance of this certification, showcasing the collaborative effort that underpins the safety and reliability of SpeedBird’s operations,” the operator said in a recent release.

Challenger 605 Interior. Photo Credit: Northern Jet

Flying in Luxury

At the core of this achievement is SpeedBird’s impressive fleet, featuring state-of-the-art Challenger 605 aircraft from Bombardier.

These aircraft are poised to fulfill missions with ten or more passengers, offering an opulent travel experience that redefines luxury.

This expansion caters to the growing demand for group travel while reinforcing Northern Jet’s commitment to meeting diverse client needs.

CEO Chris Bull Comments

“We are thrilled to announce the FAA’s approval of Northern Jet subsidiary SpeedBird as a Ten or More Part 135 charter operator, marking a significant milestone in our commitment to upholding the highest industry standards,” expresses Chris Bull, CEO of Northern Jet and SpeedBird.

The alliance with Bombardier further distinguishes our operations, and the refurbishment of our Challenger fleet underscores our dedication to sophistication and comfort for our clients.

Elevating Travel Experience Through Innovation

Northern Jet’s close collaboration with Bombardier and the comprehensive refurbishment of its Challenger fleet exemplify the company’s dedication to excellence and innovation in private aviation.

The Challenger 605 aircraft, known for their superior performance, now boast custom interiors designed to elevate the travel experience for the operator’s discerning clients.

As Northern Jet continues to innovate and expand its offerings, the company remains steadfast in prioritizing safety, customer satisfaction, and operational excellence.

The Part 135 certification for ten or more passengers cements Northern Jet’s position as a trusted leader in private aviation.

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