Bombardier is celebrating the 350th delivery of its super-midsize Challenger 350, a milestone reached some six years after the 3,200-nm-range twinjet entered service, it announced today. The Canadian business aircraft manufacturer launched the model at EBACE 2013 as an upgraded version of the Challenger 300, with a new wing, more powerful Honeywell HTF7350 engines, larger cabin windows, and a redesigned interior.
“The 350th delivery of a Challenger 350 aircraft, reached after only six years in service, speaks volumes,” said Bombardier Business Aircraft senior v-p of worldwide sales and marketing Peter Likoray. “This achievement shows the great confidence customers place in this aircraft and demonstrates Bombardier’s production proficiency and strong supplier base.”
The Challenger 350 also holds the title of best-selling super-midsize business jet for six consecutive years, capturing 43 percent of market share in the segment last year. Over the past six years, Bombardier has enhanced the twinjet, adding an optional HUD and EVS, better cabin sound-proofing, refined cockpit aesthetics, and a short-runway performance improvement package.
As of May 31, the worldwide fleet of Challenger 350s has logged more than 648,000 flight hours and more than 383,000 landings.