In 2016, for the second straight year, the super midsize Bombardier Challenger 350 ($26.67 million) was the world’s second most-delivered business jet. With 62 examples delivered, it finished just one behind the year’s leader, Embraer’s Phenom 300. Bombardier delivered 68 examples of the Challenger 350 in 2015. “The Challenger 350 continues to be a widely accepted aircraft for individual owners, and charter operators regularly claim it is one of the most highly demanded aircraft,” says Rohde. “Additionally, NetJets and Flexjet continue to add Challenger 350s to their fractional fleets.”
The Challenger 350’s range and cruising speed enable it to fly eight people from New York to London in a little over 6.5 hours. The cabin can be configured to accommodate eight to 10 passengers, and it’s furnished with seats that recline fully. “It still seems to be the best value from an overall cost and performance perspective,” says Quinn.