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Bombardier updates mid-sized business jet

Recently launched Challenger 3500 features sustainable design and luxury seating.

September 15, 2021   The Canadian Press

(Photo credit: Bombardier)

MONTREAL – Bombardier Inc. has launched an updated Challenger 350 mid-sized business jet, giving wealthy buyers who are increasingly seeking private flights during the pandemic a redesigned interior and environmental features of its larger Global 7500 aircraft.

The renamed Challenger 3500 will have Nuage seats and fly at lower cabin altitude. It will also have a voice-controlled cabin to manage lighting, temperature and entertainment systems, wireless chargers throughout the cabin and a standard-equipped auto-throttle system in the cockpit.

Bombardier says the Challenger 3500 will be the first mid-sized aircraft to receive an environmental product declaration that confirms its environment footprint throughout its entire life cycle, something that was awarded to the Global 7500.

Entry-into-service of the 10-passenger plane with a list price of US$26.7 million is expected in the second half of 2022.

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Analyst Walter Spracklin of RBC Dominion Securities says the first update of the Challenger 300 family since the 350’s launch in 2014 will be well-received by investors as the changes are less costly than clean-sheet designs.

“Overall, we see the announcement underscoring Bombardier’s commitment to maintaining its market-leading position in key (business) jet categories,” he wrote in a research note to clients.
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