Bombardier Unveils Challenger 350

By William Garvey, Fred George
Source: Aviation Week & Space Technology

Of key importance, the new model will have 900 lb. more tanks-full payload than the Challenger 300, an aircraft that can carry only four passengers with full fuel when typically outfitted. The 350 also costs about $1 million more.

The flight deck will feature Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 advanced avionics, XM satellite radio weather, paperless charts and Collins MultiScan weather radar. Honeywell will supply dual Laseref inertial reference systems, replacing the Rockwell Collins system used onboard the Challenger 300, and a Pro Line Fusion flight-management system. With options, the upgraded avionics suite will support FANS1/A, ADS-B OUT, controller-pilot data link communications and required naviagtion procedures 0.3.

The NetJets contract includes a firm order for 75 aircraft and options for 125 more. The fractional aircraft operator plans to take delivery of eight aircraft in 2014 and as many as 12 each year thereafter if all options are exercised.

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