In addition to ensuring high environmental performance on its C Series commercial aircraft, Bombardier has taken the same care over the design of the latest model of one of its business jets the Challenger 350 aircraft.
The aircraft, utilising advanced design techniques and technology, entered service in June 2014 and is one of the most efficient business aircraft in the world.
Savings of up to 2% in fuel burn and therefore of CO2 emissions compared to the previous model have been achieved through various technological developments, such as the design of the wing. The re-designed canted winglets, which cut down on drag, reduce fuel burn and boost the range of the aircraft.
The new Honeywell HTF7350 engine delivers increased thrust and contributes to the aircraft’s fuel efficiency, and with its enhanced combustor, significantly lower emissions. Both of these technological aspects of the Challenger 350 business jet improve climb capability, enabling the aircraft to reach cruise altitude faster, a less fuel intensive stage of flight than the initial climb.
The improvements in design and technology in comparison to the earlier model, the
Challenger 300 aircraft, equate to approximately 10 tonnes of CO2 saved per year over the lifetime of the aircraft. This equates to removing 40 mid-sized cars off the road for one year in Canada.