The Challenger 600 business jet has been in production with Bombardier Aerospace of Canada since 1983. The first business jet with a wide walk-through fuselage when introduced, the Challenger 600 has been updated over the years with more powerful General Electric engines and stronger landing gear to allow greater weight. The addition of airliner-style Fowler flaps plus winglets to reduce drag, keeps the design at the forefront of private jet choices.
The aircraft remains popular, having been adopted by the United States Coast Guard and several air forces all over the world to transport government officials in comfort. Depending on seating configuration, the Challenger 600 can carry up to 19 passengers.
With a crew of pilot and co-pilot, the Challenger 600 can cover about 3,875 miles flying at a cruising speed of 530 miles an hour with a maximum service ceiling close to 45,000 feet altitude. With a quiet cabin over 8 feet wide and transcontinental range, this aircraft offers airliner comfort while needing less that 6,000 feet of runway.
The Challenger 600 is ideal for extended families or a group of business executives sharing the cost of a charter, a great way to get to their destination quickly.
Bombardier Aerospace chose to enlarge the Challenger 600 design into a 50 seat airliner called the Regional Jet, which has been in service for several years.
Challenger 600 Interior