Challenger 300

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Super Midsize Jets
Bombardier Aviation
Estimated Hourly Cost
Take-Off Distance
4,810 ft / 1,466 m
Landing Distance
2,600 ft / 792 m
3,100 nm / 3,567 mi / 5,741 km
Max Cruise Speed
470 kt / 541 mph / 871 km/h
Cruising Altitude
45,000 ft / 13,716 m
Cabin Altitude
7,800 ft / 2,377 m
Cabin Height
6 ft 1 in / 1.86 m
Cabin Width
7 ft 2 in / 2.19 m
Cabin Length
28 ft 7 in / 8.72 m
Baggage Capacity
106 cu ft / 3 cu m

Requested Routes

Teterboro Airport, Teterboro, NJ (TEB / KTEB) to Opa-Locka Airport, Opa-Locka, FL (OPF / KOPF)

Paris-Le Bourget Airport, Le Bourget, France (LBG / LFPB) to King Abdulaziz International Airport, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (JED / OEJN)

Fort Lauderdale International Airport, Fort Lauderdale, (FLL / KFLL) to Sandy Field / Aspen-Pitkin County Airport, Aspen, CO (ASE / KASE)


In the 1990’s, business jet manufacturers envisioned a category with coast to coast range, spacious cabin, and a lower operating cost than its slightly larger competitors, Heavy Jets. Bombardier’s response? The Challenger 300. It would set the industry standard for its category and general aviation for decades to come. The Challenger 300 is a Super Midsize jet that offers long-range capabilities in typically an eight-person, double club configuration, while delivering class leading passenger comfort, capabilities, dependability, and efficiency.On July 13, 1999, the Challenger 300 was unveiled, as it was originally named, the Continental Business Jet BD-100, at the Paris Air Show. It was a true clean sheet design (completely new aircraft, nose to tail, not using an old airframe) assembled at Bombardier’s Learjet factory in Wichita, Kansas. The jet was renamed in September 2002 following an extensive dispute over which Bombardier group this would be classified under; Learjet, Challenger, or Global. The FAA granted type certification in June 2003 and the Challenger 300 entered service in January 2004 when its first delivery was completed to a fractional ownership company. The 300 series is extremely popular amongst fractional ownership programs due to its large, luxurious cabin and its lowest in class operational cost.In November 2004, during a flight from Carlsbad, California, to Bangor, Maine, the aircraft achieved a world speed record for its class, Super Midsize Jets. The Challenger 300 traveled 2,712 miles in 4 hours 41 minutes, cruising at an average speed of 572 mph.Bombardier Aerospace went on to upgrade the Challenger 300 to the advanced Challenger 350 and again on September 14th, 2021 with the announcement of a new, sustainably designed Challenger 3500. It is the next evolution of the Challenger 300 series.

The Challenger 300’s large cabin can accommodate eight passengers in a double-club layout or nine passengers with two chairs swapped out for a 3-person divan. Each oversized chair is fully articulated and equipped with pull out tables and individual AC power outlets which is incredibly useful for those long, international flights. Two-zone air conditioning ensures unmatched comfort for both pilots and passengers simultaneously, while the cabin’s strategic lighting helps curate a more open feel with the use of low-heat LED overhead lights (with a whopping 10,000-hour life).

The oversized baggage compartment is easily accessed in flight through the aft lavatory. Air conditioning and pressurization of the cabin and baggage compartments are provided by the Liebherr Aerospace-Toulouse environmental control system. The Challenger 300 was the first business jet in serial production to have the Lufthansa Technik Nice digital cabin management and entertainment system. Nice employs 24 transducers strategically positioned behind the cabin panels in lieu of traditional speakers as they will provide near-uniform cabin sound, similar to surround sound. Numerous aftermarket in-flight entertainment packages are available for retrofit, allowing passengers to access the Internet and emails via their Wi-Fi-enabled gadgets.

The Honeywell HTF7000 engines (6,826 lbs thrust each) contribute to the aircraft’s speed and efficiency. When fully loaded with fuel and passengers, it can effortlessly utilize runways less than 5,000 feet long and climbs at a rate of more than 4,200 feet per minute (under some conditions, a lot better). Despite this, its fuel efficiency remains at the top of its class.   The Challenger 300 is rocketed during take off to at least 41,000 feet and will cruise at a maximum height of 45,000 feet. According to Bombardier, a standard-weight 300 has a range of 3,100 nautical miles with eight passengers, a two-person crew, and full fuel. The Challenger 300’s true allure is its range/payload capabilities. It has a range of 3,560 miles (3,100 nautical miles) and a max cruising speed of .82 Mach, which is an impressive accomplishment for a jet of this size and category.

The Challenger 300 is equipped with the proven Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics system, with four 12×10 inch LCD panels. Standard equipment includes the EICAS (Engine Indication and Crew Alerting System), which displays engine performance data such as fuel flow, oil and turbine temperatures, torque, and visual deicing and environmental control information. Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System (EGPWS) and Traffic Collision Avoidance System are two other important systems equipped on this aircraft (TCAS II). Many of the most important functions have been automated to lower pilot fatigue while freeing up their attention to focus on what is most important which increases overall safety across the board.

From its humble beginnings two decades ago, the Challenger 300 has broken the mold in its class while simultaneously setting a new standard with each new variation Bombardier releases. The Challenger 300 earned and maintained its position as one of the most comfortable, efficient, and dependable Super Midsize Jets on the market. There were roughly 500 Challenger 300’s delivered. The continuing appeal of Bombardier’s Super Midsize Jet is their unique ability to incorporate design and functionality, as well as their balance of opulence and affordability. CharterJets Inc. features the newest and highest safety rated Challenger 300’s available. Reach out today to discuss your upcoming travel!

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