CHALLENGER 300 VS CHALLENGER 350: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?
Bombardier has a long history of providing their customers with a superior business aircraft which tops its respective classes. The Challenger 300 and the Challenger 350 are two of the most high-performing and high-efficiency jets in the Bombardier line. This post seeks to showcase the difference between these two aircrafts
The Challenger 300 is a 3,100 mi (5,700 km) range super-midsize business jet, developed by Bombardier Aerospace, announced in 1999 and introduced in 2004.Bombardier delivered the first Challenger 300 in 2004 and it is widely regarded to have won the battle for the super mid-size category beating all competitors. It’s hot-section modifications and a FADEC push gave the Honeywell HTF7350 7.3% more take-off thrust at 7,323 lbs (32.57 kN) with the same flat rating, durability, and reliability. It is also equipped with a strengthened wing with canted winglets and more spans allow for 900 lb (410 kg) full fuel payload. Combined with a more luxurious interior with 20% taller cabin windows, the challenger 300 is a game changer. It also has management Systems that gives passengers a new level of comfort.
The $25.9 million the Bombardier Challenger 350 has different engines, new winglets, a different interior and new avionics compared to the Challenger 300. The first one was delivered in 2014. With an impressive range and outstanding runway capability, the Bombardier Challenger 350 offers the best of both worlds. It is equipped with comfortable seats for up to 9 passengers including a convertible divan. The aircraft also boasts of a single-serve hot beverage maker and NetJets’ proprietary tablet-based Inflight Entertainment System.
Below are the major side by side differences between the two Bombardier aircrafts.
Challenger 350: 3,200 nm (5,926 km) +145 nautical miles
Challenger 300: 3,065 nautical miles/5,645 km
Although the cabins are of the same size, the Challenger 350 will have a completely new cabin and larger windows that the Challenger 300.
The Challenger 350 has a Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 Advanced. This means that pilots will have synthetic vision (a 3D view of the landscape), dual inertial reference systems (that allow the aircraft to calculate its position, orientation, and speed on its own), a completely paperless cockpit and Multiscan Weather Radar.
Challenger 300: Honeywell HTF7000 turbofans
Challenger 350: Two Honeywell HTF7350
MAXIMUM TAKEOFF WEIGHT
Challenger 350: 40,600 lb/ 18,416 k
Challenger 300: 38,850 lb (17,622 kg
PAYLOAD AT MAXIMUM FUEL
Challenger 350: 1,800 lb / 817 kg
Challenger 300: 1,000 lb (454 kg)