- What aircraft the 350s interior will be mocking
- How much revenue the 350 generates a year
Canada’s Bombardier is launching an updated version of its strong-selling Challenger 350 corporate jet with a redesigned interior to meet the tastes of the more wealthy travellers.According to Reuters, the plane maker is expected to announce its first update of the Challenger 300 family since the 350’s launch in 2014 at a virtual event on Tuesday. Challenger 350, which seats up to 10 passengers and lists for $26.7 million, remains one of Bombardier’s best-sellers, with fleet operator Flexjet ordering 40.
The revamped plane’s interior will borrow unspecified elements from the plane maker’s flagship Global 7500 ultra long-range jet, and come with auto-throttles, an automated power control system, said two sources who spoke anonymously to discuss the private matter.Challenger is the market leader in the super-midsized business jet category, which bridges small corporate planes and large-cabin aircraft for 13 to 19 travelers, but faces competition from U.S. and Brazilian rivals. It competes with Embraer SA, Textron Inc among others in a corporate jet market which generated more than $17.2 billion in deliveries among the top players in 2020.