Canadian business jet manufacturer Bombardier has announced that an undisclosed client has agreed to purchase 20 of its high-end luxury Challenger 3500 business jets, its largest order for 2021. Based on current list prices, the order is worth in the region of US$534 million.
The Challenger 3500 was unveiled on September 14 with a totally redesigned interior including the patented Nuage seat, which was pioneered in its Global-series aircraft. It is expected to enter into service in the second half of 2022. The new passenger spaces offer a host of new technologies, including the industry’s first voice-controlled cabin, wireless chargers throughout the cabin, and the only 24-inch, 4K displays in its class. The altitude in the cabin is 31% lower than that of its predecessor, the Challenger 350 and it will be the first business jet in the super mid-size segment with an Environmental Product Declaration, an open book on the aircraft’s environmental footprint throughout its entire life cycle. Customers will also be able to furnish the cabin with optional high-end sustainable materials, while additional sustainably minded initiatives for this aircraft include the introduction of the first eco app solution in business aviation, and a carbon neutral flight test program.
“This significant order comes just days after the unveiling of the Challenger 3500 business jet, quickly reinforcing the supremacy of this platform in the super mid-size market. The new Challenger 3500 aircraft is ideally suited to meet a growing demand for business travel,” said Peter Likoray, Senior Vice President, Sales, New Aircraft, Bombardier.