The Bombardier Challenger 350 will soon be able to land under strict conditions, including London City Airport's steep 5.5-degree approach angle. The company said that the business jet recently completed steep approach flight testing and is progressing toward certification.
Existing Challenger 350 customers will be able to install the steep approach capability as a retrofit option through Bombardier's network of service centers. Final certification is expected later this year, at which point all Bombardier business jets from the super mid-size to ultra-long-range segments will be certified for steep approach landings.
Bombardier touts the $26 million jet's blend of "industry-leading connectivity, immersive sound and ergonomically-positioned touch screens" with short-field performance that has made the 300-series the best-selling business jets of the past decade, according to the company.