Price and Operating Costs
A new Bombardier Challenger 605 has a list price of $13,000,000. Based on 400 flight hours per year the Bombardier Challenger 605’s total annual variable costs are $1,519,985 and total fixed costs are $988,531 for an annual budget of $2,508,516. Which gives the Bombardier Challenger 605 an hourly cost of $6,271 per hour.
Specifications and Performance
The Bombardier Challenger 605 has a 2-person crew and can carry up to 10 passengers. The Bombardier Challenger 605 has a seats full range of 3,756 nm and a maximum cruise speed of 488 kts. The Bombardier Challenger 605 has a normal cruise speed of 459 kts and a long-range cruise of 425 kts. The Bombardier Challenger 605 has a ferry range of 4,123 nm. The Bombardier Challenger 605 has a rate of climb of 4,345 ft/min and a max certified altitude of 41,000 ft. The Bombardier Challenger 605 has a Balanced Field Length (takeoff) of 5,950 ft with the following landing field lengths: FAR-91 of 2,300 ft, FAR-135 of 2,875 ft, and FAR-121 of 3,833 ft. The Bombardier Challenger 605 has a cabin width of 8.17 ft, cabin height of 6.08 ft, and a cabin length of 28.4 ft. The Bombardier Challenger 605’s wingspan is 64.3 ft and the fuselage is 68.5 ft.
The Challenger 605 was introduced in 2005 at the NBAA convention in Orlando, FL. It is similar to the CL604 but features the Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics suite and a redesigned cabin.
The Challenger 604 has been the fastest selling model of the Challenger series of aircraft, to date. It is powered by GE CF34-3B engines, with 3 percent lower fuel consumption, than 601-3A engines. The 604 has a maximum range of 4,000 nautical miles.
The Challenger 605 made its first flight on January 22, 2006.