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Bombardier Challenger 605

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Bombardier began deliveries of the Challenger 605 in 2007 and has a fleet of over 240 aircraft and growing.  The fourth variant of the 600 series, the Challenger 605 replaced the Challenger 604.  Improvements over the Challenger 604 include larger cabin windows, ProLine 21 avionics, and state-of-the-art cabin entertainment system.  Current corporate operators of the Challenger 605 include McDonald’s, Boeing and State Farm.

Challenger 605 Buying Guide

The Challenger 605 is available new through Bombardier and also used on the open market.  When considering a prior-owned Challenger 605, 96 month maintenance inspections and 60 month landing gear overhauls should be considered for each aircraft.  For those with pending inspections or overhauls, an optional maintenance service plan (Bombardier Smart Parts) will mitigate some cost.  Engine maintenance plans for the engines (GE OnPoint) are also available.  As a current production aircraft, aircraft less than 5 years of age will have remaining warranty.

Common competitors: Falcon 2000EX Easy, Falcon 2000LX, Gulfstream G280

Challenger 605 Fleet & Budget

Fleet Statistics:   Budget:  
Years of Manufacture: 2006-2015 Price, New ($):1  $31,000,000 
Fleet Size: 287 Price, Average Used ($):2 $12,300,000
North American Fleet: 141 Variable Cost ($/hr):3 $2,500
    Fixed Cost ($/year):4  $765,000

Challenger 605 Performance & Trip Analysis

Performance:   1000nm Trip Analysis:5
Range, Seats Empty (nm):6 4,123 Flight Altitude (ft): 41,000 
Range, Seats Full (nm):6 3,756 Time En route (hh+mm): 02+19
Max Cruise Speed (kts): 488 Fuel Burn (gal): 329 
Average Block Speed (kts): 414 Fuel Cost @ $5.00/gal: $1,645 
Average Fuel Burn (gal/hr): 329
Rate of Climb (ft/min): 4,345
Max Operating Altitude (ft): 41,000
Balanced Field Length (ft): 5,840

Challenger 605 Dimensions

Internal Dimensions: External Dimensions:
Cabin Length (ft): 28.4 Length (ft): 68.4
Cabin Height (ft): 6.08 Height (ft): 20.7
Cabin Width (ft): 8.17 Wingspan (ft): 64.3
Cabin Volume (cuft): 1,150

Challenger 605 Weights & Comfort

Weights:   Comfort:  
Max Takeoff Weight (lbs): 48,200 Seats, Typical: 10
Basic Operating Weight (lbs): 27,150 Int. Baggage Capacity (cuft): 115
Max Payload (lbs): 4,850 Ext. Baggage Capacity (cuft): 0
Usable Fuel (lbs): 19,852    
Payload with Full Fuel (lbs): 1,298    

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1. As published in the BCA 2013 Purchase Planning Handbook.
2. Compiled from VanAllen research and AMSTAT. Updated October 2016.
3. Estimated based on $5.00/gallon fuel cost, average fuel burns, hourly engine and maintenance reserves. Crew trip and catering costs excluded.
4. Estimate including insurance, hangar, 2 pilots.
5. Source: B&CA Annual Purchase Planning Handbook, zero winds, ISA, 4 passengers, unrestricted climb.
6. As published by manufacturer using NBAA IFR reserves. Actual range may vary given your operational profile and routing. Additional analyses highly recommended.

All data for reference only and should be verified prior to making any purchasing decision.

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