Bombardier Global 7500, Challenger 350 Go On Euro Tour
Bombardier's Global 7500 fuels up on sustainable aviation fuel as it joins a Challenger 350 on a European tour that begins in Germany, heads to the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, and Denmark before ending in Sweden on October 5. (Photo: Bombardier)
Bombardier has launched a European tour of its Global 7500 ultra-long-range and Challenger 350 super-midsize business jets. Traveling with the use of Neste-provided sustainable aviation fuel, the aircraft began the tour this week in Germany and will stop in the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, and Denmark before ending the trip in Sweden next Tuesday. The Canadian manufacturer is launching the tour as interest—and business aviation traffic—has picked up in Europe and Covid restrictions ease.
The tour gives Bombardier a chance to showcase the Challenger 350 and its future as the company is set to bring the follow-on and recently unveiled Challenger 3500 to market next year. In addition to interior enhancements and a new autothrottle, this newest variant of its super-midsize jet family was designed with sustainability features that would appeal to a European market, including a new fuel-optimization app.
Bombardier's tour comes as the company has ramped up production of its flagship Global 7500, with the 100th aircraft being manufactured. Heading into the third quarter, the model's backlog stretched out to two years despite plans to deliver more than 35 of the 7,500-nm-range twinjet next year alone. Bombardier CEO Eric Martel said Global 7500 sales have remained strong as the company continues to work through the backlog.
S: AIN Online
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