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Bombardier Challenger 600

As the original aircraft in the 600 series, Bombardier’s Challenger 600 offers supreme cabin space and comfort as well as the ability to handle transcontinental trips. This heavy jet has the range capabilities of an airliner and is comparable to the Boeing 737; it can cross the United States without making any stops, and do so cost-efficiently. It was developed by Bill Lear of LearJet and Canadair, and was one of the first business jets to feature a supercritical wing. Since its introduction in 1981, it has stood among the elite in private aviation.

Challenger 600 Features


The Challenger 600’s cabin has a standout width of over 8 feet, a length of 28.3 feet, and a height of 6.1 feet. In flight, passengers have more than enough space to get up and walk around the aircraft thanks to an interior volume of 1,035 cubic feet. In addition to the spacious seating area, 115 cubic feet of internal baggage storage ensures that passengers have easy access to their personal items during the flight.

An abundance of amenities ensures maximum relaxation and comfort for those aboard. Standard configurations feature a forward galley, two seating sections, and a four-chair club section. The interior of the cabin features reclining and swivel chairs, offering passengers the ability to relax while flying. Moreover, the business jet has individual folding tables, a conference area, two wardrobes, and two aft lavatories, one in the front and one in the back. Convenient for business or relaxing, passengers will love the spacious and roomy cabin with low noise and minimal vibration levels.


The Challenger 600 is equipped with dual Avco Lycoming ALF502L engines producing 7,500 lbs. of thrust each. With its maximum cruise speed of around 526 mph and its fuel capacity of 14640 lbs., this premier heavy jet is fully equipped for long-distance travel, boasting a range of 2,800 nautical miles. It can cross the United States seamlessly and with no stops along the way, except only when facing the strongest of headwinds. Despite its size, the Challenger 600 is also extremely fuel-efficient, burning just 262 gallons of fuel per hour—around 1,710 pounds of fuel at long-range cruise, and around 1,910 at its maximum cruise speed. Additionally, the aircraft travels at a maximum altitude ceiling of 41,000 feet, allowing it to avoid most air traffic and poor weather conditions.


Pilots will enjoy flying the Challenger 600 for its comfortable and straightforward flight deck systems. Within the flight deck, the Sperry SPZ-600 analog flight guidance system and SPZ-650 dual-channel autopilot help pilots dramatically decrease workload. The avionics suite includes the Primus 400 weather radar, GNS-500 VLF/Omega navigation system, Collins Pro Line 1 radios, and other situational awareness systems.
Challenger 600 Interior


Max Passengers:
2800 miles
Cabin Width:
8.2 feet
Cabin Height:
6.1 feet
Cabin Length:
28.3 feet
Internal Baggage Volume:
115 cubic feet


External baggage Volume:
0 cubic feet
max takeoff weight
41250 lbs
landing weight
36000 lbs
max payload
6850 lbs
max fuel payload
2610 lbs
fuel capacity
14640 lbs
normal cruise airspeed
458 KTAS
long range cruise airspeed
401 KTAS
service ceiling
41000 ft

*Specifications are based on manufacturer data and may vary from those of specific aircraft sourced for your flight. See accompanying paragraphs for context of range capabilities.

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