Bombardier continues to rack up speed records for its lineup of business jets, the latest involving 10 record flights a Challenger 350 accomplished in a period of just 20.5 hours. The tour of speed records, which Bombardier said was unprecedented, began at 7:56 a.m. local time on September 27 in Las Vegas and involved stops in Denver, Chicago, Teterboro, Washington, White Plains (New York), West Palm Beach, Houston, Dallas, and Los Angeles, before returning to Las Vegas. Reaching Mach 0.82 during most of the journey, the Challenger 350 arrived back in Las Vegas at 4:20 a.m. local time the following day after flying more than 5,600 nm and setting a city-pair record on each leg.
Bombardier said the record journey was a testament to the Challenger 350’s dispatch reliability and productivity. “By connecting 10 of the top U.S. business aviation destinations in 20.5 hours, the Challenger 350 demonstrated once again its unmatched performance, exceptional reliability, and unrivaled value,” said Bombardier Aviation president David Coleal.
“While this unprecedented record run is an impressive accomplishment, completing a 10-mission tour of the U.S. in less than a day is well within the capabilities of this aircraft,” added Dennis Simmons, senior captain of flight operations.