Bombardier Aerospace has expanded its Challenger family of business jets with the addition of the new Challenger 350 aircraft.
Deliveries of the aircraft are expected to begin in 2014.
The Challenger 350 jet will offer increased performance from the new twin Honeywell HTF7350 engines, each producing 7,323 lbf of thrust and reduced emissions, increased aerodynamic efficiency with its new canted winglets and will fly eight passengers 3,200 nm (5,926 km).
The Challenger 350 jet boasts an impressive direct climb to 43,000 ft (13,106 m).
“The Challenger 350 jet will take our existing Challenger family to new heights,” said Steve Ridolfi, president, Bombardier Business Aircraft.
“Designed to meet the ever growing needs of our customers, this new aircraft reflects the feedback received from our existing Challenger customers.
“Based on our owners and operators’ needs, we have taken the world’s bestselling super midsize jet and further increased its capability to better meet the growing requirements of our ever expanding Challenger customer base worldwide.”
With a flat floor and one of the widest cabins in its class, the Challenger 350 jet features an entirely new interior, that lets even more natural light into the cabin with larger windows, resulting in a jet that offers passengers state-of-the-art cabin comfort, technology and productivity.
Featuring Lufthansa Technik’s next generation nice HD cabin management system, the cabin includes a complete redesign of the way passengers control the cabin environment, complemented by contemporary seat design, a new modular galley and an advanced sideledge featuring an authentic metal trim.
The Challenger 350 aircraft’s cockpit will feature Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 Advanced.
Features of the new avionics include, among others, synthetic vision, dual inertial reference systems, a completely paperless cockpit and Multiscan Weather Radar.
In preparation for a smooth entry-into-service, Bombardier Aerospace is currently reconfiguring a flight training device and Level D full-flight simulator at its aircraft training centre in Dallas, Texas.
NetJets is the official worldwide launch partner.