Bombardier once again captured the title of the most delivered multi-engine business jet in 2018, handing over 60 of its Challenger 350s. Last year was the second year in a row that Bombardier claimed that mark, handing over 56 of the model in 2017.
In the business and general aviation jet category in 2018, the Challenger 350 was outpaced only by the $2 million Cirrus Vision Jet single-engine personal jet—with 63 delivered in 2018.
The Challenger 350 deliveries represented 58 percent of the super-midsize segment, the company added. Both Challenger types were on the upswing in 2018. Not only did Bombardier hand over four additional 350s in 2018, but the Canada-based manufacturer also delivered two more of its Challenger 650s for a total of 23 in the year. The airframer further began deliveries of its flagship Global 7500 and said that was “the first in a much-anticipated string of Global 7500 business jet deliveries expected to follow in 2019.”
In addition to increased deliveries, Bombardier commemorated another milestone for the Challenger 300 platform (which includes the Challenger 350): surpassing the 700th delivery.
Powered by 7,323-pound-thrust Honeywell HTF7350 turbofans, the Challenger 350 flies 3,200 nm with the capability of connecting Los Angeles to New York or to Honolulu.