Challenger 3500 Already a Big Hit For Bombardier

Challenger 3500 Already a Big Hit For Bombardier

Bombardier has secured 20 firm orders for its latest aircraft offering, the Challenger 3500, president and CEO Eric Martel said Monday at the National Business Aviation Association’s Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (NBAA-BACE).

The orders total $534 million. Les Goldberg, chairman and CEO of Entertainment Technology Partners, is the launch customer.

A peek at the cockpit of the Challenger 3500. Bombardier

“Reliability is the most important thing to consider when buying an aircraft, and I know the new Challenger will allow me to travel the world to run my business,” he said. “I’m looking forward to all the improvements that they’ve done to make the plane exceptional.”

The Challenger 3500 interior offers Bombardier’s patented Nuage seats, wireless charging, voice controlled features and more. Bombardier

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In addition to the Challenger 3500 announcements, JC Gallagher, Bombardier’s executive vice president of services and support, spoke about the recently revealed Certified Pre-Owned Aircraft Program.

Similar to programs offered by car manufacturers, Bombardier’s program takes in used airplanes, refurbishes them and sells them with a warranty. It’s available for Challengers and Globals.

Pia Bergqvist joined FLYING in December 2010. A passionate aviator, Pia started flying in 1999 and quickly obtained her single- and multi-engine commercial, instrument and instructor ratings. After a decade of working in general aviation, Pia has accumulated almost 3,000 hours of flight time in nearly 40 different types of aircraft.

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