General Aviation Bombardier presents Challenger 3500 business jet

Canada´s Bombardier has revealed a new business jet: The Challenger 3500.

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Manufacturer Bombardier is expanding its business jet portfolio with the introduction of the new Challenger 3500 aircraft. The mid-size jet is the latest evolution of the company´s popular Challenger platform and is expected to enter service in the second half of 2022.

During an exclusive celebration event in Montréal, Canada, Bombardier revealed the new aircraft. People were able to witness the celebration through a virtual launch, which has now become the new normal during the pandemic.

With the Challenger 3500, Bombardier builds on its steady improvement approach for its aircraft. The 3500 was especially designed for sustainable operations, having recently laying the groundwork by launching the Global 7500.

The 3500 is the first ever business jet to receive and Environmental Product Declaration (EPD). The EPD describes the life circle environmental footprint and includes initiatives like that customers can choose high-end sustainable materials for the redesigned cabin.

In the cabin, new technological advantages are being built in. As first aircraft in the industry, the lighting, temperature and entertainment system can be controlled by voice. Throughout the cabin, 4K screens have been installed.

Éric Martel, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bombardier, said: “We are thrilled to launch a business jet that features all the best-selling elements of the Challenger platform – impressive performance, consistent reliability, exceptional smooth ride – while elevating the cabin experience for our customers […] Building on the success of the unrivalled Global 7500 business jet cabin, the Challenger 3500 aircraft prioritizes what our customers value most: a truly exceptional cabin experience.”

In addition to the aircraft being EPD certified, Bombardier has also developed a new eco app solution. The app was developed by SITA and it is using the eWAS Pilot with OptiFlight solution. With the app, flight plans can be optimized to reduce fuel burn.

For the flight test phase, Bombardier is using an innovation sustainability approach designed by World Fuel Services. For all test flights, Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) will be used for carbon neutral operations.

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