German automobile association Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil-Club (ADAC SE) has placed an order for one new Challenger 650 directly from Bombardier Business Aircraft. The aircraft will be operated by subsidiary Aero-Dienst (ADN, Nuremberg) for air ambulance missions.

The Canadian manufacturer said the aircraft will be delivered in 2026 in an air ambulance configuration.

"Thanks to the Challenger 650's long range, we are able to serve our members worldwide with our own ADAC fleet. The acquisition of this new aircraft is another significant step in our strategy to modernize our fleet and continue to provide the highest level of service to our ADAC members and policyholders," said Sascha Petzold from the Board of Management of ADAC Versicherung AG.

The type was selected not only for its range, but also due to the availability of intensive care medical equipment and large cabin size.

Aero-Dienst operates two Do328-300s, two Learjet 60XRs, one Challenger 300, two Challenger 350s, and one Falcon 7X. It recently retired its last Learjet 60.