Bombardier’s impressive Challenger 650 has achieved full certification to the European Aviation Safety Agency. One of the world’s leading manufacturers for both the aviation and rail industries, Bombardier’s long-standing success has seen its latest aircraft to enter service now ready and raring to make its European debut this year. Demand is already proving to be higher than initially expected and now, with the certification to the EASA, customers will be queuing up to utilise Bombardier’s latest product.
David Coleal, Bombardier’s Business Aircraft division president, said customers already operating the Challenger 650 have expressed delight at its modern design, enhanced comfort and operational productivity. Indeed, the technology incorporated alongside bespoke aesthetics and streamlined ergonomics gives the modern aircraft a refined, high-end level of comfort, backed by the control and convenience of the latest technology (take for example the Cabin Management System which sports large HD monitors, audio-video on demand and bluetooth integration). The aircraft also boasts metal accent trim, angled touchscreen controller, and even wider seats.
However, the aircraft doesn’t just look good. Bombardier’s reputation suggests it’ll offer dependability like few others, coupled with very low operating costs when compared to others in its class. Some of its technical enhancements include greater thrust (allowing for shorter take-off distances), capability to take on-board extra payload, and other new technical advancements that allow the aircraft to navigate the challenges of various airports. Depending on what it’s carrying, a typical journey between London and New York or Dubai to London would be easily accommodated by the Challenger 650.
The aircraft also boasts Bombardier Vision – a flight deck innovation providing pilots extra comfort and control. The system also reduces pilot workload and increases situational awareness.
Customers will even get unrivalled product support. After all, Bombardier’s Challenger 600 series of planes are the most popular jets “by delivery” in the medium category in Europe.