Having recently marked the 350th delivery of the Challenger 350, after six years in service, Bombardier has announced several enhancements to the aircraft, which will start being made available this year.
The upgrades include the introduction of high-speed Viasat Ka-band connectivity, which the OEM said would provide “an enhanced internet experience” over business aviation’s most popular routes and regions, for functions ranging from video-conferencing to streaming. This will be available on new and in-service Challenger 350, as well as on all in-service Challenger 300-series aircraft.
Bombardier is also refreshing the user interface for the aircraft’s CMS, taking inspiration from the design of its flagship Global 7500 to deliver a modern user experience via sideledge touchscreens and a new, platform-specific app. This new design also integrates moving maps, making it easier than ever to stay visually informed of flight progress.
Customers will also have an expanded cabin design selection thanks to a collection of contemporary interior design schemes.
Other recent enhancements to the Challenger 350 have included new cabin soundproofing technology, refined cockpit aesthetics and an option for Head-up Display (HUD) and Enhanced Vision System (EVS). A performance improvement package allows the aircraft to fly up to 1,500 nautical miles farther than before out of short runways. The aircraft has a range of 3,200 nautical miles with seats and tanks full.