Challenger 350 Super Mid-size Business Jet, Canada
Challenger 350 is a super mid-sized business jet developed by Bombardier Aerospace. It is a new member of the Challenger family which comprises many proven passenger aircraft such as Challenger 300, Challenger 605 and Challenger 850.
The Challenger 350 business jet has a transcontinental range and can fly up to 5,926km. It can fly non-stop from New York to Los Angeles, and San Francisco to Maui.
The aircraft received Transport Canada (TC) and US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certifications in June 2014. The Unidad Administrativa Especial de Aviación Civil (UAEAC) type certification was accredited in July 2015.
Challenger 350 orders and deliveries
NetJets is the official launch partner of the Challenger 350 business jet.
NetJets placed a firm order in June 2012 for 75 Challenger 350 and 25 Challenger 605 business jets with options for an additional 175 Challenger 350 aircraft. The first aircraft was delivered in June 2014.
Flexjet signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Bombardier in November 2015 for the delivery of 20 Challenger 350 aircraft.
Challenger 350 design
The Challenger 350 business jet features a new cabin design featuring the widest cabin in its class. It features a slatless wing, which integrates more canted winglet design for improved aerodynamic performance.
Challenger 350 has a wingspan of 21m, length of 20.9m, and overall height of 6.1m. The maximum take-off weight of the aircraft is 18,416kg. It can carry up to ten passengers or a maximum payload of 1,542kg.
Challenger 350 flight deck
Challenger 350 is a mid-size business jet which is currently under development by Bombardier Aerospace.
Challenger 350 features a Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 Advanced avionics suite integrating large active matrix liquid crystal displays (AMLCDs).
The MultiScan™ weather radar, traffic collision avoidance system (TCAS), integrated flight control system, synthetic vision system, dual IRS, flight management system and primary flight display fitted to the aircraft provide better situational awareness and reduce the workload on the pilot for safer flight.
Challenger 350 also features optional SmartRunway™ and SmartLanding™ systems to provide alerts to crew when approaching runway too fast or too high. The system allows the aircraft to choose an appropriate runway.
Challenger 350 is also provided with Honeywell's 36-150 auxiliary power unit (APU), inertial navigation system and enhanced ground proximity warning system (EGPWS) database to provide improved situational awareness and navigation.
Challenger 350 cabin
The Challenger 350 features the widest cabin in its class, with a width of 2.19m and height of 1.86m. The constant flat floor design of the cabin can accommodate eight passengers in a double club seating layout. An optional layout with side-facing divan to accommodate more passengers is also available.
It features a baggage compartment in the rear side. Each window is 2in taller and provides more sunlight and greater view angle from all the seats. The side ledge of Challenger 350 is provided with angled touchscreen to provide flight information to the passenger. Passengers can use fingertip buttons to access cabin controls.
Challenger 350 will feature Lufthansa Technik nice HD cabin management system (CMS), allowing access of all the cabin controls from a single device. All cabin controls can be accessed by personal devices through the CMS application.
All seats are furnished with multimedia USB ports and universal electrical outlets. Multimedia systems include a Blu-ray player and on-demand licensed Hollywood movies, as well as two HD bulkhead monitors for entertainment.
The cabin also offers Iridium satellite phones and 3D moving maps system. The galley of Challenger 350 can be configured to store simple snacks and also for the preparation of complete meal.
Challenger 350 engines
Challenger 350 is powered by two evolved Honeywell HTF7350 engines, from the HTF7000 series. The engine can deliver more thrust with reduced emission levels. Each engine can produce a take-off thrust of 7,323lb, which is 7% greater than that of the HTF7000 engine.
The efficient compressor fitted in the engines provides reduced fuel consumption contributing to its low operating costs. The engine features vital line-replaceable units, which can be easily replaced during maintenance.
The engine is integrated with single annular combustor for emissions reduction (SABER) technology, enabling the engine to discharge low levels of NOx and CO2.
Challenger 350 performance
The Challenger 350 has a non-stop range of 5,926km and can fly at a maximum speed of 871km/h. The aircraft requires a takeoff distance of 1,474m and landing distance of 826m. The maximum operating altitude of Challenger 350 is 13,716m.