Based in Boise, Idaho, Transwest Air Service is a family-owned corporation offering private jet charter. Having previously operated a Bombardier Challenger 300 for 12 years, putting 7,000 hours and 4,000 cycles on the aircraft, it recently upgraded to a newer Challenger 350.
Built on the class-leading reliability of Honeywell’s HTF7000 series that have clocked up more than 1.5 million flight hours over more than a decade of service, the Challenger 350’s HTF7350 engines deliver a seven percent thrust increase, lower fuel consumption and reduced emissions.
In addition to Honeywell engines, the aircraft is also fitted with a Honeywell 36-150 BD auxiliary power unit (APU).
Transwest has signed up to the Honeywell Maintenance Service Plan (MSP) Gold, an efficient and cost-effective program for managing future engine and APU maintenance expenses.
“The quality and reliability of the Honeywell engines has been great. I’ve had very few, if any, issues and few AOGs. I’d certainly recommend Honeywell to other operators as a dependable engine,” said Transwest Air Service’s director of maintenance, Ross Andrew.
“The service I receive from the Honeywell’s product support team for the Challenger 300 series engines is wonderful. Over the last 30 years I have created a good relationship with my field tech rep, Mark.
“He is always available but if he doesn’t immediately pick up the phone I know that someone else will. Even the most minor questions or concerns are resolved very quickly.”