Built for the executive business traveler, choosing a Bombardier Challenger 605 charter is choosing luxury and performance in one. There are few jets in this class that have earned more distinction and loyalty than the Challenger 605, and even after nearly 14 years since their introduction, they remain one of the private jets that are most requested by name.
An upgrade to its predecessor, the Challenger 604, the Challenger 605 brought larger cabin windows, updated avionics, longer range, and a few cosmetics makeovers to the inside and outside. However, its economy remains largely unchained, offering an operating expense on par with some of its smaller counterparts, making it one of the best values in the class without sacrifice.
Here’s a brief overview of the Challenger 605 charter and what makes it one of the top choices in today’s private aircraft market.
About the Challenger 600 Series
Bombardier continues its tradition of excellence with the Challenger 600 series, originally introduced in 1986 and continuing to blaze trails in the industry today. The Challenger 605 evolved in 2006 as the fifth iteration of the series, building on the technology, layout, and comfort of the Challenger 604.
As of December 2017, close to 1,100 Challenger 600 series models have been delivered. Combined with other Challenger models, including the Challenger 300 and Challenger 850, the series has logged more than 7.3 million flight hours and more than 4.3 million flights as of early 2017.
Inside the Challenger 605
Bombardier preserved the spacious cabin that has become synonymous with the Challenger name, much to the delight of business travelers. It continues to boast the widest cabin in its class, along with the quietest cabin in its class to allow for increased productivity and relaxation.
Most configurations allow seating for 10 to 12 passengers, giving you an easy way to take your entire entourage on your trip. A longer cabin length of more than 25 feet and a cabin height of 6’2” only add to its desirability, ensuring enough room to walk about the cabin and ample leg room for taller individuals.
As for in-flight entertainment, the Challenger 605 has it covered, too. Wifi, touchscreen controls and large video monitors are par for the course, giving you plenty of ways to spend your time and enjoy the ride. A sleek on board galley provides ample storage for snacks, along with cold storage for drinks. Even smaller details like recessed cup holders and LED lighting can make a world of difference in creating a better flight experience. A berthable divan, reclining seats, and folding tables also add to your comfort when it’s time to recharge.
Performance and Capabilities
The Challenger 605 charter bumps its range to around 4,000 nautical miles, giving travelers more flexibility in their trip. Its two General Electric CF34-3B engines enable it to produce 8,729 lbs. of thrust apiece and reach maximum speeds of up to 541mph during a flight time of 8 hours. An increased payload of more than 200 lbs. compared to its predecessor also attributes to its higher performance.
Combined, these elements make for easy trips between Paris and New York, Miami and Buenos Aires, and Washington, DC to Geneva. Its power and endurance are nothing short of impressive, especially when you realize you get all of this performance wrapped in a high level of comfort.
The Challenger 605 also doesn’t skimp in the baggage department. A generous 115 cubic feet of cargo space give you ample room for two sets of skis, two sets of golf clubs, and up to eight medium-sized suitcases with ease, and there may even be room left over.
The Challenger 604 left a tough act to follow, but the 605 is prime for the part.
Like others in the Challenger 600 series, the Challenger 605 charter is often requested by name by business executives for domestic and international flights. Because of its wider, quieter cabin, generously sized windows for natural light, and adequate seating space and work surfaces, the Challenger 605 is best suited for productivity and comfort for the duration of your flight.
If you’re interested in experiencing a Challenger 605 or other similar aircraft for your upcoming trip, Access Jet Group can deliver. Reach out to our team today for pricing and availability.