Bombardier will debut the award-winning Challenger 3500 business jet to the European market, as all gather at the 2023 European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland. The Challenger 3500 aircraft, which entered service in September 2022, is showcased in grand style alongside the industry’s flagship, the Global 7500 aircraft, and a stunning Certified Pre-Owned Challenger 605 aircraft also making its debut.
The latest evolution in the Challenger lineage is a tangible gateway to Bombardier’s eco-design vision. In the cabin, the Challenger 3500 aircraft boasts a high-end product design by proposing a selection of innovative, sustainable materials that minimize the impact on the environment. The Challenger 3500 also joins the Global 5500, Global 6500 and Global 7500 aircraft in standing alone as the only business jets in the industry to carry an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD), offering trustworthy, thorough and transparent views of their environmental footprint.
"European customers will be able to feel for themselves the high quality that is standard for our aircraft – such as in experiencing Bombardier’s illustrious Nuage seat – all while finding unique design options that are genuinely more sustainable," said Jean-Christopher Gallagher, Executive Vice President, Aircraft Sales & Bombardier Defense, Bombardier. "We are very proud to open the door of the Challenger 3500 aircraft to our European customers for the very first time. This top-of-the-line aircraft demonstrates that exceptional comfort, ultimate performance and lower environmental footprint can go hand in hand."
The stunning aircraft interior offers a host of new technologies, including the recently announced Iridium Certus connectivity, the industry’s first voice-controlled cabin, wireless chargers throughout the cabin, and the only 24-inch, 4K displays in its class. Thanks to its perfectly crafted cabin experience, the Challenger 3500 aircraft has received multiple accolades, including the Best of the Best honor at the prestigious Red Dot Awards for Product Design in 2022.
In the flight deck, the Challenger 3500 aircraft has more baseline features than any of its competitors, with a standard auto-throttle system to further enhance the experience for Challenger pilots. The introduction of the first eco app* solution in business aviation also enables optimized flight plans, which help operators save fuel and reduces the aircraft’s environmental footprint.
Beyond its exceptional features, reliability remains the Challenger family’s landmark. With over 890 business jets of the Challenger 300 series in service worldwide, totaling more than 3.6 million flight hours and more than 2.1 million landings, this iconic aircraft family is known for its proven reliability and excellent safety record.