SpeedBird Grows Charter Fleet

 - December 5, 2022, 9:51 AM
The addition of four more Cessna Citation CJ3/CJ3+ business jets builds on charter provider SpeedBird's aircraft fleet. (Photo: SpeedBird)

Orlando, Florida-based charter operator SpeedBird announced today that it has acquired six aircraft, including a new type. The additions to its fleet include four Cessna Citation CJ3/CJ3+s and two Bombardier Challenger 605s which are the largest and longest-range business jets in a fleet that’s mostly made up of aircraft manufactured by Textron Aviation.

“The prestigious Challenger 605 was an inevitable addition to our fleet,” said SpeedBird CEO Christopher Bull. “Our customers have high expectations, and we intend to deliver aircraft with quality unmatched by anyone in our space.”

The additional aircraft follow SpeedBird’s hiring of 50 employees in Orlando this year, including pilots and cabin crew. Also, the company has developed contractual maintenance relationships with the nearby Textron Aviation service center.

Founded earlier this year as the private air charters services division of The Heli Team, SpeedBird’s fleet also features Citation Xs and CJ2s.