Representatives of the Canadian private jet manufacturer Bombardier said at a press conference that as of the end of 2013, the Challenger 350 had passed 75% of flight tests and had successfully completed its interior certification. Tests of the serial Challenger 350 began at the end of December. The Challenger 350 was first announced in May 2013.
The first Challenger 350 is expected to be delivered to customers in mid-2014. The cost of the aircraft at the moment is 25.8 million US dollars.
The Challenger 350 is an updated model of the Challenger 300 that has been in production for 10 years. The glider remained unchanged (the main changes concerned the wingtips), the engines, the avionics complex were replaced, the concept of the passenger compartment was redesigned.
Engineers and designers have tried to take into account the wishes of the Challenger 300 passengers - the windows have become larger, which makes the lighting in the cabin more natural, the latest generation entertainment system developed by Lufthansa Technik has been installed, and the seat design has been changed. For the first time, metal is used in the interior of a private jet.