Bombardier is celebrating its first appearance at a major airshow in two years, by announcing that the launch customer for the Challenger 3500 jet is Les Goldman, chairman and CEO of Entertainment Technology Partners. The jet already has a firm order for 20 on the books. Attendees at NBAA-BACE had the opportunity to see a mock-up of the interior design.
“At Bombardier, we are excited to take part in this important industry event, and especially to be doing so in person, offering a truly special experience in which our guests can interact with our products and meet with us face-to-face,” says Eric Martel, Bombardier president and CEO. “And what better way to celebrate our newest business jet than to showcase our beautiful interior mock-up and to be joined by Mr Goldberg, our Challenger 3500 aircraft launch customer.”
Goldberg, who currently owns a Challenger 350 jet, says: “Reliability is the most important thing to consider when buying an aircraft and I know the new Challenger will allow me to travel the world to run my business. I'm looking forward to all the improvements that Bombardier has done to make the plane exceptional.” Entertainment Technology Partners is the parent company to a global collection of brands in the events and entertainment industry.
The Challenger 3500 aircraft boasts a completely redesigned interior featuring patented Nuage seats, Bombardier's signature smooth ride, as well as new technology from the cabin to the cockpit.
Bombardier is in the middle of a worldwide service centre expansion, including the Miami Opa-Locka Executive airport, to double its service footprint in Florida.
One of the key topics at 2021's NBAA exhibition is sustainability and Bombardier was keen to demonstrate what it is doing: “As the industry gathers to promote concrete action on sustainability, Bombardier is an important voice,” says Martel. “We continue to demonstrate our leadership, through initiatives including Environmental Product Declarations, sustainably-minded innovations for our new Challenger 3500 aircraft, and a longstanding leadership role in the promotion of SAF.”