If you’re looking for private jet options that provide maximum comfort and cabin space as well as superb long-range performance, the Gulfstream G450 and Bombardier Challenger 300 are both excellent choices—though both aircraft offer slightly different experiences. Below, we’ll compare the stats and capabilities of these two aircraft to help you decide which best fits your mission.
GULFSTREAM G450 VS. CHALLENGER 300: A SIDE-BY-SIDE COMPARISON
GULFSTREAM G450 OVERVIEW
If you want to travel longer distances non-stop with a larger group, the G450 is a great option—especially if you need to stay connected and ready for your next meeting while in the air. This heavy jet was designed for business productivity, and its seven-channel satellite communication system with satellite phone, Wi-Fi, printer, and fax are perfect features for the global company that needs to stay linked to the rest of the world. The cabin also comes complete with advanced sound suppression technology for a quieter flight experience. Its impressive maximum range and high cruise speed put international destinations at your fingertips faster than ever before, and with 100% oxygen pumping through the cabin every two minutes, you’ll arrive feeling rested and ready.
Challenger 300 overview
The Bombardier Challenger 300 is a leader among super-midsize jets in fuel efficiency, speed, and range. Typically transporting eight passengers, the Challenger 300 can handle non-stop, coast-to-coast legs at high speed and with a low operating cost. It can depart from shorter airfields than many jets in its category, opening up even more destinations. In its roomy cabin, each fully-adjustable seat features fold-out work or dining tables, plus individual power plugs.
*Range capabilities taken from manufacturer specifications when flying with 8 passengers and NBAA IFR reserves.
The Gulfstream G450 has a much longer range, by about 1,250 nautical miles. While the Challenger 300 can handle cross-country trips like New York to Los Angeles, the G450 can tackle international missions such as New York to Sao Paolo or Seattle to Tokyo.
Take Off/Landing Distance
Take Off Distance Average: 5,600 ft
Landing Distance Average: 2,663 ft
Take Off Distance: 4,810 ft
Landing Distance: 2,600 ft
Typically Seats: 12
Typically Seats: 8
Cabin configurations vary, but at Magellan Jets, these are the passenger capacities we can guarantee.
- Cabin Length: 45 ft
- Cabin Width: 7 ft 4 in
- Cabin Height: 6 ft 2 in
- Cabin Volume: 1525 cubic ft
Cabin Door Height: 5 ft
- Cabin Door Width: 3 ft
- Cabin Length: 29 ft
- Cabin Width: 7 ft 2 in
- Cabin Height: 6 ft 1 in
- Cabin Volume: 860 cubic ft
- Cabin Door Height: 6 ft 2 in
- Cabin Door Width: 2 ft 2 in
The G450’s cabin is significantly longer, with a larger entry door.
169 cubic ft (internal)
106 cubic ft (internal)
Baggage capacity may vary based on the specific jet configuration and passenger amount.
The G450 features Gulfstream’s PlaneView avionics system on four large LCD displays, controlled by the pilots via a cursor in their seats’ armrests. Additionally, the G450 includes the Kollman enhanced vision system (EVS), which uses a nose-mounted infrared camera to help pilots spot terrain and runway lights at night or in inclement weather.
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.
2 Rolls-Royce Tay Mk 611-8C Engines
2 Honeywell HTF 7000 Turbofan Engines
Maximum Speed: 561 mph
Maximum Speed: 541 mph