A Look at Challenger 350 Range: Can it Cross the Atlantic Ocean?
For several years, the Bombardier Challenger 350 has been one of the most-delivered jets to private aviation enthusiasts. This super midsize business jet is widely popular due to its performance and outstanding amenities.
But can a Challenger 350 cross the Atlantic? Yes, it can. Let’s take a look at the Challenger 350 specs, including how far it can travel, history, performance and amenities.
The Bombardier Challenger 350 Range: A Brief Look at Its Inception
Entering service for the first time in 2014, Bombardier’s Challenger 350 was highly anticipated at the time of its release. Though it’s the second smallest aircraft in Bombardier’s line-up, the luxurious aircraft offered passengers the ultimate comfort and convenience for flights of any duration.
The Challenger 350 is considered as the new and improved 300, which first entered service back in 2001. For a decade, the Challenger 300 was widely successful, but Bombardier could see there was room for improvement; this version of the Challenger jet made a great foundation for a new and improved jet.
With the 300 as the base model, Bombardier upgraded the interior upholstery, extended the cabin height, increased the range capability, and boosted efficiency to produce the Challenger 350. Flying in this plane comes with a maximum range of 3682 miles and a maximum speed of 541 mph.
With more than a million hours of flight time, the 300/350 aircraft boasts a 99.79 percent dispatch reliability rate, pushing it to the top of the charter aircraft list.
Other Popular Transatlantic Jet Picks
If you’ve got your sights set on a destination across the pond but want to explore jets beyond the Bombardier Challenger, we recommend booking any one of these popular jets:
- Global Express
- Citation XLS
- Embraer Legacy 450 & 600
- Gulfstream G250, G550 & G650
Remember: The price of the jet of your choice depends on many variables, such as type of aircraft, amenities desired, and start and stop destinations. Your private flight advisor will always guide you through the process of aircraft options so you can rest assured you’ll be chartering the safest, most appropriate aircraft for your trip.
In a recent blog article, we dove into everything you need to know about Transatlantic flights. Check it out for a little more information: Can Private Jets Fly to Europe? These Jets Can Get You Across the Atlantic.
The Challenger 350 Specs that Matter
Bombardier’s Challenger 350 is well known for its capability and performance. Here’s what you can expect in terms of cabin area and storage space:
- 7.2 foot-wide, 29 foot-long, 6 foot-tall cabin
- 106 cubic feet of storage space
This popular jet boasts a cabin that’s 7.2 feet wide, nearly 29 feet long, and 6 feet tall, giving passengers ample room to move about and stretch out while inflight. The baggage compartment is capable of storing 106 cubic feet of storage, which means you can easily bring your clubs, skis and other sporting equipment with you when you travel.
Besides the Challenger 350 range, there are so many reasons to love this aircraft, like:
- Cruising speed of 540 miles per hour
- Range of 3,200 nm (or nearly 8 hours of non-stop flying time)
- Cruising altitude of 45,000 feet
- Climb rate of 5,000 feet per minute
- Max payload of 3,400 lbs
- Seating for 10
- Landing distance of 2,364 feet
The Coziest Cabin Yet
Often recognized as the largest cabin in its class, the Challenger 350 offers passengers extreme comfort and luxury at every altitude. Some of the most inspired features include:
- A fully flat floor
- Carefully selected finishes
- Extra-large windows
- Angled touch screens
- Ka-band and 4g air-to-ground internet
- Exceptional sound suppression
- Spacious galley
- Flexible seating arrangement
- Fully berthable seats with 180-degree swivel, tracking and recline
- Concealed tables
- Wireless cabin environment control
- In-flight access to baggage compartment
- Fully equipped lavatory with vanity and backlit mirror
A Cockpit Built with Pilots in Mind
The Challenger 350 range and other eye-widening specs aren’t the only reasons why this aircraft is so popular. The flight deck is also impressive, making it a popular pick for pilots too. The flight deck comes equipped with all the latest and greatest safety features and technology. Even the standard equipment is leaps and bounds ahead of other competitors.
The Challenger 350 offers a Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 Advanced avionics suite that consists of large active matrix liquid crystal displays (AMLCDs) that provide pilots with complete control and visibility.
Other notable features include:
- MultiScan weather radar
- Traffic collision avoidance system
- Synthetic vision system
- Dual IRS
- Integrated flight control system
- Flight management system
- SmartRunway system
- SmartLanding system
- Honeywell’s 36-150 auxiliary power unit
- Enhanced ground proximity warning system database
- Inertial navigation system
A Few of Our Favorite Transatlantic Routes
New York to London
One of our most popular transatlantic charters, the trip takes about 8 hours of flight time and covers more than 3,000 miles.
New York to Paris
Just like the New York to London route, the Paris route takes about the same amount of time and covers close to the same amount of land and sea.
Los Angeles to Geneva
The flight from Los Angeles to Geneva doesn’t just span the Atlantic Ocean, it also spans the entire continent! The flight between these two cities takes around 13 hours and spans nearly 6,000 miles.
FAQ About the Challenger Aircraft
What does a Challenger 350 Cost?
A brand new Challenger 350 will cost around $27 million. Pre-loved 350s typically start as low as $13 million and up.
What is the Difference Between a Challenger 350 and 650?
The 650 is a larger jet with a more powerful engine, boasts a longer range, offers more room for passengers and reaches a top speed of 652 miles per hour.
Is the Challenger 350 a Heavy Jet?
The 350 lands in the super-mid size jet category but proudly boasts a cabin that’s worthy of the heavy jet category.
Can a Challenger 350 Cross the Atlantic?
When the 350 began rolling out all over the country, Bombardier said, “When we say 3,200 nautical mile range, we mean it.” And they weren’t kidding! The impressive range allows these jets to soar across the Atlantic Ocean—or the West Coast to the East Coast—without stopping for fuel. The Challenger 350 range is truly impressive for an aircraft of this size.
This means the 350 can easily handle some of the most requested routes, like:
- New York to London
- New York to Los Angeles
- Los Angeles to Hawaii
- Seattle to Miami
Can a Challenger 350 fly to Hawaii?
Yes! As one of the most-delivered mid-size jets, the 350 has the ability to carry up to 9 passengers for 7 hours of non-stop flying, which means it can fly to Hawaii as long as it doesn’t have to cross the continental US first.
Ready to soar higher with Stratos in a Bombardier Challenger 350? Reach out to a private flight advisor today! We’d love to hear your travel plans and help you customize your itinerary to suit your travel needs. Call (877) 488-8022 to speak with an advisor or request a free quote online to get started.
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