Bombardier’s newest Challengers surpass delivery milestones
6 December 2017
Bombardier Business Aircraft announced today that its Challenger aircraft accomplished two important delivery milestones in the past few months. The super midsize Challenger 350 aircraft has surpassed 200 deliveries, and the more recently introduced large cabin Challenger 650 aircraft has exceeded the 50-delivery mark.
The Challenger 300 aircraft series have garnered more deliveries than any other business jet platform in the last decade, and the Challenger 600 series aircraft is the best-selling business jet of all time in the large category, Bombardier said.
“Achieving these significant delivery milestones is a testament to the unrivalled capabilities of our newest aircraft,” said Peter Likoray, senior vice president, Sales and Marketing, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “No competitor comes close to the comfort and connectivity of the aircraft’s cabin, or to their class-leading economics and dependable performance in operation. They simply deliver it all. It’s no surprise these aircraft are highly favoured by experienced flight departments and individuals around the world.”
Challenger 650 aircraft feature an advanced wing design that minimises the effect of turbulence, resulting in a smoother ride from takeoff to landing. An unparalled smooth ride elevates the aircraft’s unmatched connectivity and cabin comfort to the next level, the company said.
The series features the latest in internet technology. The 350 aircraft offer the air-to-ground internet coverage over North America available for business aircraft with high-speed 4G internet service technology. With a 4,000 NM (7,408 km) range capability, the 650 aircraft offers the revolutionary Ka-band high-speed internet system, the industry’s fastest in-flight Wi-Fi connectivity with worldwide coverage. Bombardier is the first and only OEM to offer the Ka-band system for business aircraft in the medium category.
The aircraft continue to define their categories with more than 650 deliveries for the Challenger 300 series and close to 1,100 deliveries for the Challenger 600 series.