Challenger 650

Friday 6 March 2020 Blog

Inflight entertainment, ambient lighting, and comfort like you’ve never dreamed of.

If you are interested in chartering a private jet, for mid to long range trips, and are looking for comfort, luxury, and an incredibly reliable aircraft, then the Challenger 650 is for you!

Bombardier’s Challenger series first began in 1972, and has since grown to be recognised as top of the line. Due to their incredible reliability and safety, they are widely used both in civil aviation, as a private means of transport, and by the military sector.

For example, in February 2019, the United Arab Emirates updated their military fleet with none other than the Challenger 650. Which were modified and adapt to SAR missions (Search and Rescue) and MedEvac (Medical Evacuation), making the most of the high performance and capacity of the Challenger 650.

Models preceding the 650 are also widely used by Air Forces of China, Australia, the Czech Republic, and Denmark.

The technical characteristics of the Challenger 650

The Challenger 650 is an improved model following the 605, which first started its production in 2007.

Compared with its predecessor, the 650 offers:

  • an entirely reconfigured interior design,
  • an updated cockpit with the integration of Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 Advanced systems,
  • a take-off thrust increased by 5%.

These modifications have given this jet simply surprising performance.

The Challenger 650 presents a slender, elongated, and elegant profile. This beautiful 6,3 meters-high aircraft, is 20,9 meters long, with a width of 2.41 meters and a wingspan of 19,6 meters.

The two General Electric CF34-3B MTO engines allow it to reach a maximum speed of 0.85 Mach, a maximum cruising speed of up to 0.82 Mach, and a cruising speed averaging at 0.8 Mach.

The runway length required for take-off (1,720 meters) and for landing (732 meters), make most airports across the world fully accessible.

With a maximum autonomy of 7.408 km, the Challenger 650 is the ideal jet for intercontinental trips with very specific destinations. You can easily reach any destination, whether it be for business, or leisure.

A seating capacity of 12 passengers, allows the challenger 650 to adapt seamlessly to specific needs, and to larger groups.

This aircraft can operate at an altitude of 12,497 meters, so as to easily pass above unforeseen turbulence, ensuring even the longest flight is extremely pleasant.

One of the most striking features of the Challenger 650 is its efficiency. Among the jets of its class, thanks to a sharp design and the use of cutting-edge materials, the 650 distinguishes itself with lower maintenance costs, and an optimized fuel consumption.

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Inside the Challenger 650: every comfort and luxury you could want.

The interior of the Challenger 650, with a height of 1,83 meters, a width of 2,41 meters, and 7,80 meters long, has been curated to the minutest detail.

The armchairs and seats were hand crafted using only the highest quality materials, and its intelligent design was made for comfort. Able to adapt to any body shape these ergonomic seats are exceedingly pleasant, and can also be adjusted to various positions, letting you work, rest, or sit back and enjoy the flight.

The cabin controls are placed at your disposal, integrated into each armchair, perfectly concealed between the leathers and sleek wooden accents. They are also equipped with touch screens, providing a simple interface and giving you direct access to whatever you need.

The Challenger 650 also allows for customization of its interiors, letting you choose the layout to exactly suit your needs. With internet connection and integrated speakers, this jet will let you work and relax seamlessly.

The cockpit of the Challenger 650: state-of-the-art instruments.

The Challenger 650 was conceived for 3 crew members; two pilots and a flight attendant. 

The cockpit underwent major updates with respect to its predecessor, the Challenger 605. Its instruments were replaced with the latest technologies, and flight safety, though already impeccable, was entirely perfected.

More precisely, a synthetic vision system and a MultiScan weather radar were integrated, greatly improving the pilot’s ability to control the aircraft and monitor their surroundings.

Additionally, the following instruments were added:

  • an ADS-B Out, for cutting edge air flight traffic control,
  • a FANS 1/A+, the latest invention among Future Air Navigation Systems,
  • an RPN AR 0.3, an extremely precise and accurate aircraft position calculation system.

Counted among these is the aforementioned Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 Advanced, with four screens, providing a simultaneous and detailed overview of the flight, the aircraft, its surroundings, and the situation on board.

With over 5 million flight hours and no incidents, the Challenger 650 has earned its standing in quality and reliability, an aircraft proven pleasant to both pilots and passengers.

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