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February 23, 2018

Challenger 350 Dominates 2017 Deliveries in the Super Midsize Segment, Tops the Medium Category

  • Bombardier delivered 56 Challenger 350 aircraft in 2017, capturing 53 percent of the super midsize segment
  • Challenger 300 aircraft series have tallied more deliveries in the last decade than any other business jet platform 
  • Optimally-balanced wing, engine and landing gear designed for an exceptionally smooth ride
  • Cabin optimized with state-of-the-art acoustical insulation, delivering interior sound levels among the lowest in the super midsize segment, for an ultra-quiet ride

Bombardier today announced that deliveries of its best-selling Challenger 350 business jet continue to dominate the super midsize segment and the Medium aircraft category in 2017, according to the annual shipment and billings report published by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAM

A). Bombardier delivered 56 Challenger 350 aircraft in 2017, capturing 53 percent of the super midsize segment.“Thanks to their exceptional cabin comfort, connectivity, reliable performance and ultra-smooth ride, our Challenger 350business jets continue to lead the market in unit sales and have earned their place as the leading choice among experienced flight departments and charter operators,” said Peter Likoray, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “The result extends a remarkable record for our Challenger 350 aircraft program, which has tallied more deliveries in the last decade than any other business jet platform.”

The Challenger 350 aircraft, which entered service in 2014, has maintained a brisk pace of deliveries in its first years of production, surpassing the 200-delivery mark in 2017.

Exceptional ride quality is an important component of the aircraft’s success, and the Challenger 350 business jet features a smooth and quiet ride that elevates its widely-praised cabin experience to the next level. The aircraft’s optimally-balanced wing, engine and landing gear were designed to provide an exceptionally smooth ride, from takeoff to landing. At the same time, its cabin is optimized with state-of-the-art acoustical insulation that delivers sound levels that are among the lowest in the super midsize segment.

Challenger 350 aircraft: Designed with a no-compromise approach, the Challenger 350 aircraft effortlessly blends powerful performance and sleek styling to deliver an unrivalled private jet experience. Industry-leading connectivity, immersive sound and ergonomically-positioned touch screens are seamlessly integrated to create an intuitive and incomparable cabin experience.

Paired with impressive high-performance attributes, the Challenger 350 aircraft is designed to access challenging airfields, climb faster, and cruise efficiently while providing a smooth ride. Standing the test of time, the Challenger 300 aircraft series is the best-selling business jet platform of the last decade.

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