Hand-painted Bombardier Challenger aircraft for Prince George’s first birthday is thought to be the most expensive birthday card ever created. The design was made by award winning British design studio Andrew Winch Designs, who specializes in aviation, yachts and architecture. “We have been involved in the interior design of many jets and yachts as well as some incredible buildings, but our work on wishing Prince George a happy first birthday has been one of our most fun assignments,“ said Jim Dixon, Head of Aviation at Andrew Winch Designs.
The Bombardier Challenger has been repainted in Oxford, and ti’s covered from its tip to its tail with ‘Happy Birthday Prince George’. Costing around £120,000, the company Hangar8 believe that this is the world’s most expensive birthday card since one painted by artist Damien Hirst, valued at around £30,000.
“In just a year, we estimate that Prince George has travelled around 33,000 ‘heir miles’ when he went to the Caribbean island of Mustique on holiday and then on his official trip to New Zealand and Australia,“ said Dustin Dryden, Chief Executive Officer of Hangar8.
The Challenger is a family of mid-sized business jets. Aircraft include Bombardier Challenger 600 series (the original family of business jets, with the CL-600, CL-601, CL-604, and CL-605), Bombardier Challenger 300 (business jet, originally called the Bombardier Continental) and Bombardier Challenger 800/850, a business jet derived from the CRJ-200. Bombardier’s Challenger family of aircraft provides a lot of outstanding comfort, proven efficiency and reliability, and enhanced performance competencies. Find your own Bombardier here in our shop, make it especially unique and start reaching new heights!