- Challenger 350 aircraft granted full type certification from Transport Canada on June 11, 2014
- Great momentum on the program continues as we move towards entry-into-service of the aircraft
Bombardier Aerospace, the world’s leading business aircraft manufacturer, announced today that the Challenger 350 aircraft has been awarded Transport Canada (TC) Certification. Bombardier expects certification from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to be received shortly.
“With Transport Canada certification of the Challenger 350 aircraft program in-hand, another significant milestone has been achieved,” said Stéphane Leblanc, Vice-President and General Manager, Challenger Programs, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “Featuring a groundbreaking cabin design, new range capability and lowest-in-class operating costs, no opportunity has been overlooked to improve on the platform’s segment-leading excellence. With increased performance, definitive reliability and unmatched value, the Challenger 350 aircraft has a strong future and we are confident that it will earn the appreciation of executives, pilots and operators around the world.”
Performance and Efficiency
Building upon the legendary segment defining Challenger 300 jet, the Challenger 350 aircraft offers increased performance from the new twin Honeywell HTF7350 engines, each producing 7,323 lbf (33 kN) of thrust and reduced emissions* and increased aerodynamic efficiency with its new canted winglets. This increased power will allow faster time to climb, coupled with increased efficiency, ultimately placing more destinations within reach. The Challenger 350 jet boasts class-defining performance, a true seats full, tanks full, 3,200 nm (5,926 km) range and will connect Paris with Dubai*.
The Challenger 350 aircraft has redefined the cabin experience with ground-breaking aesthetics and ergonomic advances to create the ultimate in-flight experience. With a flat floor and the widest purpose-built super-midsize cabin, the Challenger 350 jet features an entirely new interior, that lets even more natural light into the cabin with larger windows, resulting in state-of-the-art cabin comfort, technology and productivity. Featuring Lufthansa Technik’s next generation nice HD cabin management system, the cabin includes a complete redesign of the way passengers control the cabin environment, complemented by contemporary seat design, a new modular galley and the industry’s most advanced sideledge giving you control at your fingertips, a first in business aviation cabin interior design.
The Challenger 350 aircraft’s cockpit will be equipped with Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 Advanced avionics system. Features of the new avionics include, among others, synthetic vision, dual inertial reference systems, a paperless capable cockpit and MultiScan™ Weather Radar. The forward-thinking avionics are designed to shift the workload away from busy pilots, allowing for increased situational awareness.
Customer Support Network
Challenger 350 aircraft customers will be able to count on a full range of 24/7 support around the world. In preparation for a smooth entry-into-service, Bombardier Aerospace is currently reconfiguring a flight training device and Level D full-flight simulator at its aircraft training centre in Dallas, Texas. Customer Services staff deployed throughout its worldwide network of Service Centres, Parts Depots and Regional Support Offices will also be ready to support upcoming entry-into-service activities including spare parts deployments, as well as updated information on the Customer Information Centre (CIC) website and the SmartFix Plus online troubleshooting tool.
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*Under certain operating conditions.
The Challenger 350 aircraft is currently under development and the design and the design tolerances remain to be finalized and certified. The Challenger 350 aircraft is subject to change during the course of the design, manufacture and certification process. The statements about performance, design, design tolerances and the images shown in this document are solely based on projections and forecasts and are subject to change without notice.
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