Bombardier Challenger 300 owners will soon be able to upgrade their Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 cockpits to the Pro Line Advanced, the Canadian airframer said at the show this morning. Pro Line Advanced has been selected for its Challenger 350 super-midsize stablemate - unveiled at EBACE on Monday. The suite features a host of improvements over its older stablemate, including enhancements to the primary flight display and integrated flight information systems. Pro Line Advanced can also be equipped with MultiScan weather radar, localiser performance with vertical guidance, and other required navigation performance approaches. Synthetic vision is also included as an option. The upgrade can be performed at any of Bombardier's 60 authorised and nine company-owned service centres.
Surely better, but both still more capable than the Garmin set-up in the P300 you referenced (no multiscan radar or random hold capability for example). The Garmin's (1000/3000) roots come from the piston world (pretty colors/presentation/synthetic vision) versus PL which was specifically designed for business jet usage.
"Bombardier expects the super-midsize jet to reach 41,000 feet in 18 minutes, surpassing the manufacturer?s current leader, the Learjet 60."
In 1971 an IP was showing us new UPT students the T-38: "This airplane set a record -- brake release to 40,000 feet in 96 seconds."
(He exaggerated slightly; it was 12,000 meters/39,372 feet.).
Load up that T-38 with: 9 pax, 6 leather pax seats, a couch (yes a f'ing couch), coffee pots, an ice chest, TV's for every pax, golf clubs, enough fuel to fly more then 1,093 mile (max t38 range) and then yes, this is a similar comparison.
Max takeoff weight 12,700 lb
Max Range 1093
max fuel load 14,100 lbs
Max Range 3,200