Bombardier introduced a next-generation mid-size business jet, the Challenger 3500, which is due to enter service in the second half of 2022.
The upscale variant of the Challenger 350 jet, the Challenger 3500, has a redesigned interior with a reduced cabin altitude of 4,850 feet at 41,000 feet compared to its predecessor. The lighting, temperature, and entertainment systems of the new business jet are controlled by voice, and travelers can enjoy the first wireless charging opportunity throughout the whole jet cabin.
The Montreal-based manufacturer equipped the super mid-size segment jet with its Nuage seats in the standard aircraft configuration.
Meanwhile, the flight deck of the new business jet has the most baseline features in its class and is equipped with a standard autothrottle system.
Bombardier provides its customers an option to choose sustainable materials for the jet cabin, which is capable of carrying up to 10 passengers. The manufacturer also offers the eWAS Pilot app with a new OptiFlight tool, which is designed to optimize flight plans in order to reduce fuel burn and minimize the environmental footprint of the jet.
Bombardier expects the Challenger 3500 to “have a strong market presence worldwide” as well as to become “a significant economic driver in North America”, as written in the company’s statement dated September 14, 2021. The manufacturer plans for the jet to enter service in the second half of 2022 for a list price of $26.7 million, the same price as its predecessor Challenger 350 jet.