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Bombardier Challenger 605


Superior Long Range Midsize Cabin Cruiser 

The Challenger 605 business jet – the agile partner and intelligent asset to your business on the rise. An aircraft with outstanding mission capabilities, offering a truly exceptional in-flight experience with more business, relaxation and entertainment aptitude than any other large business jet. A very versatile aircraft, it is equally suitable for short to medium-haul flights or also for trans-Atlantic flights.

The efficient and reliable Challenger aircraft fleet has over 4.5 million flight hours, making this tried and true aircraft a highly-respected, all-around performer and an easy choice for business leaders who recognize great value. The aircraft’s cost efficiency matches that of an appreciably smaller jet, while offering the widest cabin space in all of business aviation.

This aircraft stays ahead of the competition, allowing corporate and government leaders to swiftly and effectively respond to time-sensitive demands the world overs.

Cabin offers:

For good reason, Bombardier chose to preserve the spacious “Challenger” cabin that has accommodated business travelers for years.  In a combination of club, divan and individual seating, the Challenger 605 typically carries 10-12 passengers.  Cabin measurements are sufficient for long-duration flights.  However, it has been completely restyled to reflect customers’ every desire.  Larger and higher-positioned windows make for ideal viewing pleasure. It has an improved Ethernet-based management system, larger video monitors, an upgraded galley area, sturdier worktables and more LED lighting.

Challenger 605’s avionics and Key features:

To enhance performance and efficiency, Bombardier chose to do away with the 604’s Pro Line 4 system, and instead equip the aircraft with the more advanced Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 suite.

Another noticeable changes are:

  • the four-screen display system, offering 55 percent more area;
  • improved pilot interface;
  • new avionics system (features CNS radios, Honeywell Laseref V IRSes, better DADCs, fewer control panels, and less weight overall).

Also the Challenger 605 boasts better numbers in a few key areas.  Its payload of 5,015 lbs increased 200 lbs from its predecessor.  Thanks to design modifications, newly located fuel tanks, one aft bladder tank and an enlarged  tailcone tank, provide better weight distribution and fuel economy.  Bombardier designed the aircraft for fast in-and-out removal for maintenance.

Aircraft Data
ICAO Code: CL60
  • Manufacture: CANADAIR
  • Class: Jet
  • Model Types: Challenger 605
  • Crew: 2
  • Passengers: 3+13 (maximum seating)
  • Engines: 2
  • Max Speed: 470 knots
  • MTOW: 48200 lbs (21863 kg)
  • Max Range: 4000 nm (7408 km)
  • Max Flight Level: 41,000 ft (12497 m)

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  • Climb (Normal and High speed)
  • Cruise (Normal, Maximum and Long range)
  • Single engine Cruise
  • Descent (Normal and High speed)
  • Holding
  • Mass and Balance


  • Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 with four portrait 12″ X 10″ (30.5 cm X 25.4 cm) LCD screens and integrated menu control
  • Dual autopilot with single autothrottle
  • EFIS/EICAS system with synoptics
  • Dual FMS-6000 with coupled lateral and vertical nav, performance calculations
  • Integrated Flight Information System
  • Dual Inertial Reference System
  • Integrated Radio Tuning
  • Integrated electronic standby instruments
  • Optional Head-Up Guidance System / Enhanced Vision System


  • Maximum ramp weight 48,300 lb 21,909 kg
  • Maximum takeoff weight 48,200 lb 21,863 kg
  • Maximum landing weight 38,000 lb 17,237 kg
  • Maximum zero fuel weight 32,000 lb 14,515 kg
  • Typical basic operating weight 27,150 lb 12,315 kg
  • Maximum fuel weight 20,000 lb 9,072 kg
  • Maximum payload 4,850 lb 2,200 kg


  • Length 68 ft 5 in (20.9 m)
  • Wingspan 64 ft 4 in (19.6 m)
  • Wing area 489 ft2 (45.4 m2)
  • Height 20 ft 8 in (6.3 m)


  • Cabin length 25 ft 7 in (7.80 m) (From cockpit divider to most aft cabin without baggage compartment)
  • Cabin width centerline 7 ft 11 in (2.41 m)
  • Cabin width floorline 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
  • Cabin height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)

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