Bombardier Business Aircraft announced today that its industry-leading Challenger aircraft accomplished two important delivery milestones in the past few months. The super midsize Challenger 350 aircraft has surpassed 200 deliveries, and the more recently introduced large cabin Challenger 650 aircraft has exceeded the 50-delivery mark.
Thanks to their exceptional cabin comfort, connectivity and reliable performance, both Challenger models have proved a leading choice among private aviation customers, dominating their respective classes in terms of unit sales. The Challenger 300 aircraft series have garnered more deliveries than any other business jet platform in the last decade, and the Challenger 600 series aircraft is the best-selling business jet of all time in the large category.
"Achieving these significant delivery milestones is a testament to the unrivalled capabilities of our newest Challenger aircraft," said Peter Likoray, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Bombardier Business Aircraft. "No competitor comes close to the comfort and connectivity of the Challenger aircraft's cabin, or to their class-leading economics and dependable performance in operation. They simply deliver it all. It's no surprise these aircraft are highly favoured by experienced flight departments and individuals around the world."
Challenger 650 aircraft feature an advanced wing design that minimizes the effect of turbulence, resulting in a smoother ride from takeoff to landing. An unparalled smooth ride elevates the aircraft's unmatched connectivity and cabin comfort to the next level.
Challenger series aircraft feature the latest in internet technology. The Challenger 350 aircraft offer the fastest and most reliable air-to-ground internet coverage over North America available for business aircraft with high-speed 4G internet service technology. With a true 4,000 NM (7,408 km) range capability, the Challenger 650 aircraft offers the revolutionary Ka-band high-speed internet system, the industry's fastest in-flight Wi-Fi connectivity with worldwide coverage*. Bombardier is the first and only OEM to offer the Ka-band system for business aircraft in the medium category
The Challenger aircraft continue to define their categories with more than 650 deliveries for the Challenger 300 series and close to 1,100 deliveries for the Challenger 600 series. Challenger aircraft have the lowest direct operating cost in their respective categories due to affordable maintenance programs and longer maintenance intervals than the competition. Bombardier's new Smart Services offering, the most competitive cost-per-flight hour coverage, brings budget predictability to a whole new level with enhanced adaptability and greater customization. Enrollment is open to existing Bombardier customers and à-la-carte coverage now includes landing gear overhaul and unscheduled maintenance.