The latest edition of the Bombardier Challenger line of business aircraft, the Challenger 3500, has entered into service. Les Goldberg, Chairman and CEO of Entertainment Technology Partners, is the launch customer and will take ownership of the aircraft later this year.
The aircraft includes many of the features available in the Bombardier Global line as standard equipment, including Bombardier's exclusive Nuage seat.
"Our Challenger 3500 business jet is clearly the right aircraft for today," Bombardier President and CEO Éric Martel said. "Customers are impressed by the aircraft's elevated experience, from the comfort and sustainability of its cabin to cost efficiency to reliability. And our teams have done an amazing job delivering this aircraft to market in less than a year since it was launched. We congratulate Mr. Goldberg on being an early adopter of this ground-breaking aircraft, and we are delighted to share this proud milestone with him."
Some of the unique elements in the Challenger 3500 aircraft include the industry's first voice-controlled cabin to manage lighting, temperature and entertainment systems, the first wireless chargers throughout the cabin and the only 24-inch, 4K display in its class. In addition, an autothrottle system comes standard-equipped.
Earlier this year the aircraft won one of the most sought-after international distinctions for design and innovation excellence, the Red Dot: Best of the Best Award.RELATED STORY: Bombardier Challenger 3500 wins 2022 Red Dot Award
"As a previous owner of a Challenger 350 business jet, I can say with confidence that Bombardier has hit all the right notes in creating a next-generation aircraft," Goldberg said. "The cabin interior is spectacular, and I appreciate the added comfort and productivity that these new features will bring to our worldwide travels. I'm very proud that Entertainment Technology Partners is right at the start of this exciting next chapter in the Challenger evolution."
The Challenger 3500 aircraft is the first business jet in the super mid-size segment to have an Environmental Product Declaration published, documenting the aircraft's environmental footprint over its lifecycle. The aircraft also allows flight crews to optimize fuel efficiency and lower CO2 emissions, using a unique eco app, a first in the business aviation industry.
The Challenger 3500 aircraft will be on static display at NBAA 2022 in Orlando, Florida from October 18-20.