Bombardier Confirms Sale of First 3500 to SRL Charter

Bombardier Challenger 3500 in flight
Photo Credit: Bombardier

LONDON – Bombardier Aviation, a leading Canadian aircraft manufacturer has announced today that it has confirmed the sale of its much-awaited Challenger 3500 business jet to the Italian-based Air Corporate SRL, thus marking Bombardier’s first aircraft to be offered for charter operations in Europe.

Challenger 3500 – A Game Changer


The Challenger 3500 is the new state-of-the-art, industry-leading aircraft that was launched in 2021, with unbeatable offerings of a unique blend of performance, advantageous operating cost and luxurious cabin experience thus making it a favourite amongst the European charter market players.

The new Challenger 3500 has truly uplifted its cabin features thus offering redesigned interior with intelligent and sustainably minded cabin features. The challenger 3500 has brought revolutionary changes to lure corporate and charter jet operators with its fully elevated passenger experience.

The next-generation Challenger 3500 has imbedded several innovative technological features including a vice-commanded cabin that could manage lighting, temperature and inflight entertainment systems, thus marketing the first-ever industry system revolution.

Furthermore, the aircraft also includes first-ever wireless chargers throughout the cabin and the only 24-inch, 4K HD displays in the cabin, which is certainly the game-changer and passenger experience elevator.

Meanwhile, in the cockpit, Bombardier has introduced a standard-equipped auto throttle system to the Challenger 3500 flight deck, making the flying experience for the flight crew to soothing level.

Along with the technological advancements, the Challenger 3500 has new attributes that put the aircraft in the luxurious Global family.

That includes the exclusive and patented ‘Nuage Seat’; the first ever seat of the special calibre that is available in the super mid-size segment, which emphasises the passenger wellbeing along with reduced cabin altitude of 4850 ft at 41,000 ft, representing a 31% improvement to its predecessor, stated the Bombardier.

Comments from Bombardier


Air Corporate SRL, the leading Italian air charter solution company has marked the event by confirming the first ever Bombardier to operate as a charter in the European region. Speaking on this remarkable occasion.

Regional Vice President, Sales Europe for Bombardier Mr Ettore Rodaro said: “The new Challenger 3500 aircraft is the perfect charter solution for Air Corporate SRL and other flight departments, offering a truly seamless corporate travel experience.”

“With its impressive performance, consistent reliability and exceptionally smooth ride, the Challenger 3500 is the industry’s leading super mid-size business jet.”

Confirming the deal, Air Corporation SRL’s President, Roano Grandi, CFO Jacopo Foroni and COO Paolo Serini expressed their joyous moments by adding that “We’re thrilled to be adding the new Challenger 3500 aircraft to our fleet.”

“This exceptional aircraft provides us with an outstanding option to further enhance our charter business and provide our discerning customers with an exceptional private aircraft experience at every level.”  

With its ground-breaking technological and aesthetic improvements, Challenger 3500 has recently been crowned with the prestigious “Best of the Best” Red Dot Award. The award is one of the industry-leading design acknowledgement awards which also honours innovation, concepts, and vision.

With this award, Bombardier has strengthened its Challenger platform and is representative of the company’s innovative spirit and approach to continuous commitment and improvement.

Air Corporate SRL is Italy’s leading aircraft management firm that has eight locations across the country. The company is dedicated in bringing elevated customer experience with emphasise on the luxury travel experience and uber crew and logistical teams.

The company is set to make new ground-breaking changes to the charter industry with the new Challenger 3500 aircraft.

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