Though it has only been in commercial operation since 2004, the Challenger 300 has become one of the most desirable small airplanes on the market. Capable of carrying up to 16 passengers, the Challenger 300 is better suited for an 8-man ride. It is a unique personal aircraft because of its ability to handle transcontinental flights and its ability to house a two-man crew. Because of the ideal size and speed combination, the Challenger 300 is most often chartered by business people who are looking to save a bit of money and save a lot of time.
Who would charter this aircraft?
The Challenger 300 is quite versatile, so there are plenty of groups that might want to use it. Many business organizations charter this particular plane because it is built for both comfort and speed. These planes often come stocked with highly skilled flight crews to make the trip as safe and enjoyable as possible. Because these jets can take off from air fields and land in special airports, many have found that it's easier to charter than to fly commercially. The time saved is a huge bonus and the cost is comparable for business men and women who are used to flying comfortably.
This plan carries twin Honeywell HTF7000 turbofan engines and it capable of a top-end speed of .84 Mach. Its range is just over 3,500 miles, making transcontinental flights a reality for most people living in the United States. It is capable of cruising at altitudes of 45,000 feet and the plane is just more than 63 feet long. Though not a huge jet by any stretch of the imagination, it is large enough and certainly functional enough to get the job done for most people who would want to charter a high-end airplane.
Challenger 300 Interior