Bombardier launches new connectivity service aboard Challenger 3500


Bombardier has launched its Iridium Certus Connectivity Service as a baseline feature on Challenger 3500 Aircraft . Bombardier says its aircraft passengers will benefit from a highly reliable connectivity with lower latency and extensive coverage .

The Challenger 3500 aircraft becomes the industry’s first super mid-size jet to be equipped with Iridium Certus connectivity as a baseline feature . The collaboration with Collins Aerospace offers a top connection speed of 704 Kbps thanks to a constellation of more than 66 cross-linked satellites.

All present operators of Challenger 300 and Challenger 350 aircraft will be able to install this new service as a retrofit in Bombardier’s extensive service centre network.

“We are proud of our leadership position of the industry when it comes to cabin comfort and reliability” said Jean-Christophe Gallagher, executive vice president, aircraft sales and Bombardier Defense. “By incorporating the new Certus system to Challenger 3500 jets, we offer our clients a highly reliable connectivity service with pole-to-pole coverage. This shows our unwavering commitment to our clients.”

“Collins Aerospace’s new Iridium SATCOM solution will provide Challenger 3500 operators with faster speeds, lower weight and smaller antenna footprint than legacy SATCOM systems allowing for minimum drag and lower power usage while providing more efficient connectivity services for the passengers in the cabin,” said Nate Boelkins, vice president and general manager business and regional avionics at Collins Aerospace.

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