The Bombardier Challenger 350 and 3500 are super-midsize business jets designed and manufactured by Bombardier Aerospace. They are the latest versions of the popular Challenger 300 series
Super Midsize Cabin
Cabin Size & Passengers
Up to 9
3,277 nautical miles
Max Operating Speed:
106 cubic feet
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A new Bombardier Challenger 350 is listed at $27 million
The Challenger 350 replaced the Challenger 300 in 2014, with the Challenger 3500 inheriting the throne in 2022.
Business Jet Traveler writes about the latest addition, “The Bombardier Challenger 3500 is first in class for one reason: its cabin. The 3500’s dimensions place it in the super-midsize category, but it’s large cabin in feel, features, and attention to detail. That’s important because when you fly privately on a regular basis, small annoyances can start to feel like large ones.”
Improvements, according to the magazine, include “new seats, reduced cabin altitude, and a cabin management system that can be individually controlled via an app on each passenger’s personal device.”
Both the Challenger 350 and Challenger 3500 cabins are 6.08 feet high, 7.17 feet wide, and 23.7 feet long. Typical configurations include eight to nine passengers, with a three-seat divan replacing two club seats in the rear. The lavatory is located at the rear of the cabin.
The range of the Challenger 350 and Challenger 3500 is 3,277 nautical miles.
The price for a new Challenger 3500 is $26.7 million. Preowned types start at around $14.5 million.
The Bombardier Challenger 3500 is first in class for one reason: its cabin. The 3500’s dimensions place it in the super-midsize category, but it’s large-cabin in feel, features, and attention to detail. That’s important because when you fly privately on a regular basis, small annoyances can start to feel like large ones.
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The Challenger 3500 builds on the popular Challenger 300 series aircraft, of which the company has delivered roughly 900 units in the past 20 years. The new model will carry a list price of $26.7 million. The new 3500 takes several key technologies from the Global 7500 and its brethren, including a flight with more baseline features than others in the class.
The Challenger’s makeover includes luxe features found on Bombardier’s ultra-long-range Global 7500 flagship, including that jet’s Nuage seats, which Bombardier calls the first new business-aircraft seat design in 30 years and which can tilt into a zero-gravity position to reduce pressure on the lower back.