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Bombardier Challenger 3500 Aircraft: Most Technologically-advanced Business Jet

The new aircraft is an evolution of the highly-popular Challenger 350.

Nov 30, 2021 | By Joseph Low
Challenger 3500, Bombardier
Image: Bombardier

The race to becoming the leader of the business aviation field has reached new heights with the introduction of the all-new Challenger 3500 business jet. Fitted with state-of-the-art technology, the new aircraft has once again propelled Bombardier to be the reigning authority. 

The Challenger 3500 is an evolution of the Challenger 350 aircraft, which itself is already an award-winning jet. According to top charter companies and the likes, the Challenger 350 is the best-selling business jet in the world. Further improvements in the Challenger 350 would prove to be an insurmountable task but Bombardier has not failed us.

Challenger 3500, Bombardier
Image: Bombardier

With demand for private business travel to grow over the new few years due to increasing income as well as a change in the pattern of travel because of Covid-19, the competition is heating up. To differentiate itself from the competition, Bombardier has focused on its product development and innovation capabilities.

This drive for excellence has culminated in Bombardier debuting the company’s new patented Nuage seat. This seating configuration allows the passenger to experience a zero-gravity seating position that will alleviate pressure on the back and improve blood circulation for maximum comfort. Not traditionally available in the super mid-size segment of aircraft, the Challenger 3500 is the first in the industry to have these special seats.

Challenger 3500, Nauge seat
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Ensuring a comfortable and conducive environment for passengers is essential to any aircraft and the Challenger 3500 now provides a reduced cabin altitude of 4,850 feet at 41,000 feet. That change represents a 31 per cent improvement as compared to its predecessor.

To further drive the point of technology advancement, the entire cabin of the Challenger 3500 is voice-controlled. The passenger can control the lighting, temperature and entertainment systems effortlessly now in this first of its kind implementation in a jet. Wireless charging is made available throughout the cabin as well as a 24-inch 4K video display.

Challenger 3500
Image: Bombardier

With all the tech that is infused in creating the aircraft, one might wonder about the environmental impact in sourcing the parts for assembling the Challenger 3500. At Bombardier, sustainability is a major consideration. The company’s Global 7500 aircraft is the world’s first business jet to ever receive the prestigious Environmental Product Declaration. And the new Challenger 3500 is the first business jet in its category to receive the same recognition. 

If a buyer wants to further customise the Challenger 3500 to make it even more environmentally friendly, Bombardier provides the option for customers to pick from a selection of sustainable luxurious materials for the cabin.

“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,” said Éric Martel, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bombardier. 

“Building on the success of the unrivalled Global 7500 business jet cabin, the Challenger 3500 aircraft prioritises what our customers value most: a truly exceptional cabin experience.”

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