Bombardier Launches Challenger 350 Jet

Bombardier Launches Challenger 350 Jet 
NetJets(R) to be the official worldwide launch partner 
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND -- (Marketwired) -- 05/20/13 --  
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Bombardier Aerospace announced today that it has expanded its leading
Challenger family of business jets with the addition of the new
Challenger 350 aircraft. The Challenger 350 jet was launched, with
worldwide leader in private aviation NetJets(R) as the worldwide
launch partner, at a special event at the European Business Aviation
Conference and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland.  
Deliveries of the aircraft are expected to begin in 2014.  
"The Challenger 350 jet will take our existing Challenger family to
new heights," said Steve Ridolfi, President, Bombardier Business
Aircraft. "This aircraft further enhances our leading business
aircraft portfolio and will provide our customers with redefined
design standards. Passengers will experience new comfort levels as
they relax in the completely new cabin, enjoy a purpose-built and
intuitive cabin management system and increase their efficiency with
superior performance, and all at best-in-class operating costs. There
is simply no substitute for a Challenger jet."  
"Designed to meet the ever growing needs of our customers, this new
aircraft reflects the feedback received from our existing Challenger
customers. Based on our owners and operators' needs, we have taken
the world's bestselling super midsize jet and further increased its
capability to better meet the growing requirements of our ever
expanding Challenger customer base worldwide," added Mr. Ridolfi.  
Jordan B. Hansell, NetJets Chairman and Chief-Executive-Officer,
said: "We are excited about the addition of our exclusive NetJets
Signature Series Challenger 350 aircraft to our fleet and the
tremendous value this aircraft will bring to our unmatched global
capabilities and most importantly, to our customers. This super
midsize aircraft will deliver an experience that meets both our
customers' travel and comfort requirements. The inflight experience
is exceptional and unlike any other. The aircraft has an
exceptionally quiet cabin, allowing both serenity and conversation,
soft, hand-crafted leathers, meticulously designed wood finishes, an
in-flight entertainment system offering choices for every taste, and
a single-service beverage maker, all designed specifically by
"The cabin's design was all in an effort to allow our customers to
relax and enjoy their flight whether for work or family. This
state-of-the-art jet's cabin, designed in partnership with Bombardier
Aerospace, will provide our discerning customers the best flight
experience, along with the safety and reliability they expect from
the worldwide leader in private aviation," added Mr. Hansell. 
Performance and Efficiency  
The Challenger 350 jet will offer increased performance from the new
twin Honeywell HTF7350 engines, each producing 7,323 lbf (32.57 kN)
of thrust and reduced emissions(i), increased aerodynamic efficiency
with its new canted winglets and will fly eight passengers 3,200 nm
(5,926 km)(i). The Challenger 350 jet boasts an impressive direct
climb to 43,000 ft (13,106 m)(i).  
With a flat floor and the widest cabin in its class, the Challenger
350 jet features an entirely new interior, that lets even more
natural light into the cabin with larger windows, resulting in a jet
that offers passengers state-of-the-art cabin comfort, technology and
productivity. Featuring Lufthansa Technik's next generation nice HD
cabin management system, the cabin includes a complete redesign of
the way passengers control the cabin environment, complemented by
contemporary seat design, a new modular galley and the industry's
most advanced sideledge featuring an authentic metal trim, a first in
business aviation cabin interior design. 
The Challenger 350 aircraft's cockpit will feature Rockwell Collins
Pro Line 21 Advanced. Features of the new avionics include, among
others, synthetic vision, dual inertial reference systems, a
completely paperless cockpit and Multiscan Weather Radar. The new
avionics will provide pilots with increased situational awareness and
reduced pilot workload.  
Customer Support Network 
Challenger 350 aircraft customers will be able to count on a full
range of 24/7 support around the world. In preparation for a smooth
entry-into-service, Bombardier Aerospace is currently reconfiguring a
flight training device and Level D full-flight simulator at its
aircraft training centre in Dallas, Texas. Customer Services staff
deployed throughout its worldwide network of Service Centres, Parts
Depots and Regional Support Offices will also be ready to support
upcoming entry-into-service activities including spare parts
deployments, as well as updated information on the Customer
Information Centre (CIC) website and the SmartFix Plus online
troubleshooting tool. 
NetJets Signature Series(TM) aircraft  
NetJets recently introduced the NetJets Signature Series(TM) of
aircraft, which are new aircraft that will be entering the NetJets
fleet that are customized from design through production to include
advanced in-flight entertainment systems and custom cabin designs, as
well as advanced cockpit and cabin technologies to ensure maximum
safety, reliability and operating efficiency. The NetJets Signature
Series(TM) of aircraft, among others, include the Bombardier Global
jet family and the Challenger 350 and Challenger 605 Series jets. 
About Bombardier  
Bombardier is the world's only manufacturer of both planes and
trains. Looking far ahead while delivering today, Bombardier is
evolving mobility worldwide by answering the call for more efficient,
sustainable and enjoyable transportation everywhere. Our vehicles,
services and, most of all, our employees are what make us a global
leader in transportation.  
Bombardier is headquartered in Montreal, Canada. Our shares are
traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD) and we are listed on the
Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Indexes. In the
fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, we posted revenues of $16.8
billion. News and information are available at or
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Notes to editors  
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(i)Under certain operating conditions.  
The Challenger 350 aircraft is currently under development and the
design and the design tolerances remain to be finalized and
certified. The Challenger 350 aircraft is subject to change during
the course of the design, manufacture and certification process. The
statements about performance, design, design tolerances and the
images shown in this document are solely based on projections and
forecasts and are subject to change without notice. 
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