The Bombardier Challenger 300 and Cessna Citation Latitude are two great private jet options for those seeking a smooth, comfortable, and direct coast-to-coast flight. Despite the fact that they’re in two different classes—the Challenger 300 is a super-midsize jet while the Citation Latitude is an extremely roomy mid-size—they are comparable in both range and passenger capacity. Let’s compare the Challenger 300 vs. Cessna Citation Latitude.
Challenger 300 vs. Citation Latitude: A Side-By-Side Comparison
Challenger 300 Overview
Passengers aboard the Challenger 300 have ample room to stretch out their legs during flight, and can ride comfortably in the cabin’s double club-four seating. Twelve windows provide ample natural light, and there’s space for up to 750 lbs of luggage which can be accessed by passengers during flight. Being a larger class of jet, the Challenger 300’s cabin is about seven feet longer than that of the Citation Latitude.
When it comes to performance, the Challenger 300’s biggest draw, the aircraft is in a class of its own. It can reach an altitude of 37,000 feet in just 14 minutes, outperforming most aircraft in its class, and is a leader in fuel efficiency, burning as little as 266 gallons of fuel per hour when flying at a high-speed cruise. While both the Latitude and Challenger 300 are coast-to-coast options, the Challenger 300 adds about 500 nautical miles to the Latitude’s range.
Citation Latitude Overview
Built to revitalize and redefine the midsize jet category, the Cessna Citation Latitude boasts a tremendously spacious interior, offering the widest cabin in the Citation line. A flat-bottomed floor allows for six feet of headspace, helping to eliminate that cramped feeling felt on some private jets. The Latitude has a much lower maximum cabin altitude than the Challenger 300, meaning you’ll arrive more refreshed at your destination.
Powerful Pratt & Whitney engines can propel the Latitude to 43,000 feet in just 23 minutes. While the Citation Latitude has a slightly shorter range than that of the Challenger 300, it can take off and land from shorter runways, allowing you to access a greater range of smaller airfields.
*Range may vary based on the baggage on-board and passenger amount.
TAKE OFF/LANDING DISTANCE
Landing Distance Average: 2,600 ft
Landing Distance Average: 2,480 ft
Can seat up to: 9
Can seat up to: 9
Cabin Length: 28 ft 7 in
Cabin Width: 7 ft 2 in
Cabin Height: 6 ft 1 in
Cabin Volume: 860 cubic ft
Cabin Height: 6 ft
Cabin Volume: 1059 cubic ft
*Baggage capacity may vary based on the specific jet configuration and passenger amount.
Internal baggage space: 106 cubic ft
External baggage space: n/a
External baggage space: 100 cubic feet
2 Honeywell HTF 7000 turbofan engines, each producing 6,826 lbs of thrust
Max Cruise Speed: 547 mph
Long Range Cruise Speed: 528 mph
Long Range Cruise Speed: 436 mph
The flight deck features Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics system, displayed across four LCD screens. The system comes standard with an Engine Indication and Crew Alerting System. This gives pilots engine performance information such as fuel flow, oil and turbine temperatures, and environmental control information. Other systems included in the Challenger 300 include the Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System and Traffic Collision Avoidance System.
The Citation Latitude utilizes the new, fully-integrated Garmin G5000 avionics system, spread out over four 14-inch display panels with upgraded sensitivity—less like pressing a button, more like using an iPad screen. A Garmin Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT) system provides a 3D virtual reality terrain view, enhancing pilots’ situational awareness. Fully-integrated autothrottle controls reduce pilot workload and help them keep their eyes on the sky.
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