Italy-based operator Air Corporate SRL will be the first to offer the Challenger 3500 for charter in Europe, having placed a firm order with Bombardier.
“The new Challenger 3500 aircraft is the perfect charter solution for Air Corporate SRL and other flight departments, offering a truly seamless corporate travel experience,” said Ettore Rodaro, regional vice president, sales, Europe, Bombardier. “With its impressive performance, consistent reliability and exceptional smooth ride, the Challenger 3500 is the industry’s leading super-midsize business jet.”
Air Corporate SRL is one of Italy’s leading aircraft management firms, with eight locations throughout the country. “We’re thrilled to be adding the new Challenger 3500 aircraft to our fleet,” said Roano Grandi, president, Air Corporate SRL, alongside Jacopo Foroni, CFO, and Paolo Serini, COO. “This exceptional aircraft provides us with an outstanding option to further enhance our charter business and provide our discerning customers with an exceptional private aircraft experience at every level.”
Introduced in 2021, the next-generation Challenger 3500 offering includes a redesigned interior. It brings many of the attributes of the Global family, including Bombardier’s patented Nuage seat. It also has a reduced cabin altitude of 4,850ft at 41,000ft, representing a 31% improvement compared with its predecessor.
The Challenger 3500 aircraft also introduces technologies including voice control to manage lighting, temperature and entertainment systems; wireless chargers throughout the cabin; and a 24in, 4K display. In the cockpit, Bombardier introduces a standard-equipped autothrottle system to the flight deck.
Earlier this year, the Challenger 3500 captured the prestigious Best of the Best Red Dot Award for its design. A mock-up of the aircraft is on display in Olbia, Italy, until 31 August 2022.