Bombardier’s forecast for the Business Jets market for 2008-2017 reports that on this period 13,200 models will be sold, against the 8,200 sold between 1998 and 2007, the equivalent for more than 300 million dollars.
This fore- cast includes the Light Jet, Super Light Jet, Midsize Jet, Large Jet, Super Large Jet, Ultra Long Range Jet and Converted Airlines categories (this last one are planes used by regular airlines). The Very Light Jets are not included.
In the Super Midsize Jet category, the expected sales are around 1,480 models for 30,600 million dollars, representing a 10% of the market, the Canadian firm Bombardier offers the Challenger 300 for all businessmen, an authentic executive office in the sky, created to satisfy the every need for the most demanding clients. Since its launch -more than 2S years ago-, every edition of the Challenger adapts even better for the client’s benefit.
The interior can comfortably fit up to 13 pas- sengers, depending on the interior’s distribution, which the maker can offer different options, taking advantage of the cabin space, flat floor and ideal height for displacement during flights.
It can also fit 8 passengers, with wide seats, an individual table where a laptop can be placed for organizing a work session; it also has a kitchen for meals and drink preparations, a bathroom and a space for storing little objects.
Another option is the installation of a divan, ideal for resting during flights. The divan is certified for takeoffs and landings with a maximum of two passengers and can be placed in the front or the back of the plane.
It includes a 3D design software that gives you the opportunity to see how the seating and furni- ture combination will actually be, as well as the textures and colors. All of this will include the logo of the company that purchases the plane. Once the interior details are decided, they are manually made by a group of specialists while attending the client’s every need.
Around the World
Built for high performance, the Challenger 300 takes its passengers comfortably and without trouble above traffic and weather, by having a very powerful pair of Honyeywell HTF7000 engines with fuel consumption lower than 40% in comparison to others with the same thrust.
It can travel without stops and carrying 8 pa- ssengers, distances far as 5,741 kilometers at a cruise speed of Mach 0.80, so it can take off at Mexico City and land anywhere in the United States or Canada; as well as central and north side of south America. It can also fly over the Atlantic Ocean and land in London.
The technology of Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 Avionics used in the cockpit, allows pilots to have a smooth flight while keeping communication with all points of the jet.
The Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 is fully integrated and ready to evolve in the future towards free flight and digital flying communications via satellite.
The user interface reduces the amount of work for the pilot, while its superior graphic capabilities give the crew knowledge of the situation in all the phases of the flight, so the executives can worry only about the economies and not the flight itself.
2, Honeywell HTF7000 turbofans
6,826 lb (30.4 kN)
5,741 km (3,100 NM)
0.80 Mach, 459 kt 528 mph
Take off Distance
1,466 m (4,810 ft)
792 m (2,600 ft)
Maximum Operation Height
13,716 m (45,000 ft)
20.92 m (68.63 ft)
19.46 m (63.84 ft)
48.50 m2 (522 ft2)
6.20 m (20.33 ft)
17,690 (39,000 lb)
1,588 kg (3,500 lb)
Text: Laura Velázquez ± Photo: Images provided courtesy of Bombardier Inc.