Bombardier Challenger 3500 on taxiway
Bombardier's Challenger 3500 will reach the market shortly with highlights including a Safe Flight autothrottle and Nuage seats. (Photo: Bombardier)

Bombardier Challenger 3500 Deliveries To Begin Shortly

The super-midsize jet includes many cabin upgrades, such as wireless charging and the manufacturer's Nuage luxury seats.

Bombardier’s latest addition to the Challenger 300/350 family—the 3500—remains on pace for delivery during this quarter with all the pertinent certifications in hand, president and CEO Eric Martel recently announced.

While reporting second-quarter results, Martel said Bombardier received the key autothrottle approvals, including from Transport Canada and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, in the second quarter. Later, he noted that the jet has also received approvals for its seats and that the company “pretty much [has] everything in hand with certification.”

Deliveries are expected to come a year after Bombardier unveiled the model in September 2021 with a new look and branding that brought the Challenger in line with the Global nomenclature. The addition of the Safe Flight autothrottle system and its Nuage seats—introduced first in the Global 7500 and later in the Global 5500 and 6500—are key features in the newest member of the Challenger family.

The Challenger 3500 contains cabin upgrades such as wireless charging and was the first jet in the super-midsize category to have a published environmental product declaration tracing its sustainability throughout its lifecycle.