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McClellan-Palomar Airport, Carlsbad. CA (CLD / KCRQ) to Morristown Airport, Morristown, NJ (MMU / KMMU)
Rogue Valley International, Medford, OR (MFR / KMFR) to Naples Airport, Naples, FL (APF / KAPF)
Bangor International Airport, Bangor, ME (BGR / KBGR) to Nice Côte d’Azur Airport, Nice, France (NCE / LFMN)
BRIEF HISTORY – CHALLENGER 605
BOMBARDIER | CL-605 | CHALLENGER 605 (2006-2015)
The Challenger series, arguably Bombardier’s most successful line, has only improved with time. Due to the popularity of the original Challenger, Bombardier has retained the fundamental design while introducing modern technologies and enhancements to well-received components. It would be a challenge, pun intended, filling the shoes of the Challenger 604, which was at one point the “best-selling Heavy Jet ”. However, the Challenger 605 retains all of its predecessor’s lauded characteristics while boosting flexibility, creativity, and performance possibilities. The 605 has larger, more elevated windows, an enhanced galley, a redesigned interior and cockpit, and upgraded avionics, in addition to an increased cargo.Bombardier debuted the Challenger 604 in 1995 as a significant upgrade to the Challenger 601 design, with more powerful engines, more fuel capacity, a fully new undercarriage, structural changes to the wings and tail, and a new avionics system. Ten years later, in 2005, the Challenger 605 was unveiled, incorporating enhancements to the 604 design, with the first aircraft being delivered in 2006. Production of the Challenger 605 concluded in 2016, with a total of 290 aircraft constructed. Bombardier released the Challenger 650 in 2015 with a redesigned interior, updated avionics, and performance increases.
CABIN COMFORTS – CHALLENGER 605
Bombardier opted to retain the roomy “Challenger” cabin that has accommodated business travelers for years with sound reasoning. The Challenger 605 normally seats 10-12 persons in a combination of club, divan, and individual seating. The cabin is 6.1 feet height, over 8 feet wide, and 28.3 feet long, which is fantastic for long-haul flights. However, it has been totally restyled to meet the needs of clients. Larger, higher-positioned windows provide the best viewing experience. The forward cabin is equipped with four executive seats arranged in a club configuration with fold-out tables. There is a four-person conference table and a four place, fully berthing divan. With armrests attached, the divan sits three. The aft lavatory is spacious and provides privacy with its solid door. The fully equipped galley features a coffee maker, microwave, and convection oven to ensure you remain satisfied the entire flight. It has an enhanced Ethernet-based management system, larger video monitors, a redesigned galley area, stronger worktables, and additional LED lighting. In general, the Challenger 605’s cabin is superior in every way.
POWER AND PERFORMANCE – CHALLENGER 605
The Challenger 605 performs admirably well, owing in large part to its two General Electric CF34-3B engines, each of which produces 8,729 lbs of thrust. The heavy jet, which shares the same wings and engines as the 604, operates similarly to the 604 as well. It has a maximum speed of Mach.80 and can go over 4,000 nautical miles. The maximum takeoff weight (MTOW) of this aircraft is 48,200 lbs. However, the Challenger 605 features superior performance in a few critical areas. Its 5,015-pound payload capacity is an increase of 200 pounds over its predecessor. Newly positioned fuel tanks, one aft bladder tank, and a bigger tail-cone tank provide improved weight distribution and fuel economy as a result of design improvements. Additionally, Bombardier built the aircraft for easy in-and-out maintenance access.
FLIGHT DECK – CHALLENGER 605
Another significant area of advancement is the Challenger 605’s avionics. The avionics system of its predecessor was so successful that such substantial upgrades were unthinkable. Bombardier instead opted to replace the 604’s Pro Line 4 system with the more modern Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 suite in order to improve performance and efficiency. Notable modifications include a four-screen display system with a 55 percent larger display surface and an upgraded pilot interface. The redesigned avionics system incorporates CNS radios, Honeywell Laseref V IRSes, improved DADCs, fewer control panels, and a lighter overall configuration. It increases pilot focus to provide the highest level of safety.
CHARTER A CHALLENGER 605
Bombardier managed to make a great aircraft even better after five generations of Challenger triumph. The Challenger 605 was designed with customer feedback and recommendations in mind, in order to deliver the ideal private jet experience. The Challenger 605 is the ideal marriage of time-honored equipment and cutting-edge technology. It is perfect for groups of around 10 to escape the winter and head to Mexico or go take in a performance at Globes’ Theatre in London. No matter the destination, the Challenger is up to it. CharterJets Inc. features the newest and highest safety rated Challenger 605’s available. Reach out today to discuss your upcoming travel!