Sumary of Bombardier launches upscale Challenger 3500 in battle for mid-sized private jets:
- Martel said the changes would help Bombardier keep Challenger as market leader in the super-midsized segment, which bridges small corporate planes and long-range aircraft that can seat 19. “We’re raising the bar in that category,” he said, adding that cabin features are key for Challenger customers.
- Article content While the new variant would likely stimulate demand, Vertical Research Partners analyst Robert Stallard questioned whether the changes are enough, given fierce sector competition.
- “If Gulfstream comes out with a clean sheet replacement for the G280, then the Challenger 3500 is likely to have a fight on its hands,” Stallard said in a note to clients.