Bombardier has earned numerous accolades and enjoyed great success since launching its 10-passenger Challenger 350 business jet in 2013 and entering it into service in 2014. That success continues with a recent announcement from the business jet manufacturer that it has delivered the 350th Challenger 350 aircraft—a feat that coincides with the Challenger 350 completing its sixth consecutive year as the industry’s most-delivered super midsize jet and grabbing a 43% market share for 2019. Bombardier says the Challenger 350 has reached this milestone more quickly than any other offering in the medium and large business jet categories.
Bombardier launched the Challenger 350 as an upgrade to the Challenger 300 and has previously claimed 800 deliveries from the Challenger 300 series in total, leaving the series with more deliveries than any other business jet platform worldwide since 2004. Last year, Bombardier delivered 56 Challenger 350s, and in 2018, it shipped 60. At May’s end, Bombardier says in-service Challenger 350s worldwide had totaled 648,000-plus flight hours and more than 383,000 landings. Peter Likoray, Bombardier Business Aircraft senior vice president, says reaching 350 deliveries in only six years speaks volumes. “This achievement shows the great confidence customers place in this aircraft, and demonstrates Bombardier’s production proficiency and strong supplier base,” he says.
Featuring what Bombardier says is the largest cabin in its class, the Challenger 350 has a seats-full, tanks-full 3,200-nautical-mile (5,926-kilometer) flight range—good enough to connect New York City to London. The jet’s Honeywell HTF7350 engines help give it a top speed of Mach 0.83. Recent updates have included a performance improvement package that enables the jet to fly 1,500 nm (2,778 km farther from short runways and certifications for steep approaches. Other enhancements have included availability for a compact head-up display and Enhanced Vision System, cabin soundproofing, and new cockpit aesthetics.
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Posted On: 7/15/2020 2:34:57 PM