BASE PRICE: $ 32,350,000
The Challenger 650 is the last iteration of the 1986 Challenger 600 game-changing large-cabin business jet. Launched in 1975 as LearStar 600 by industry pioneer Bill P Lear, the program was taken over by Canadian manufacturer Canadair that succeeded after several delays and development cost overrun to bring an exceptional airplane to market. The challenger 600 is the only business aircraft that evolved into an airliner with the successful CRJ regional aircraft jets family.
The 2015 Challenger 650 builds on the already highly improved Challenger 605 that Introduced in early 2006 an updated airframe with larger cabin windows and updated cockpit with Collins Proline 21 avionics. The latest iteration introduces a completely restyled, modern-looking cabin and an improved GE Engines offering a 5% thrust increase.
|6 Passengers Range*||4,000 nm|
|Maximum Speed||M 0.85|
|High Speed Cruise||M 0.82|
|Long Range Cruise||M 0.80|
|Takeoff Distance||5,640 ft|
|Landing Distance||2,402 ft|
|Maximum Cruise Altitude||41,000 ft|
|Initial Cruise Altitude||37,000 ft|
|Maximum Takeoff||48,200 lb|
|Maximum Landing||38,000 lb|
|Maximum Zero Fuel||32,000 lb|
|Basic Operating||27,150 lb|
|Usable Fuel||20,000 lb|
|Maximum Payload||2,850 lb|
|Maximum Payload/Full Fuel||–|
With up to twelve passengers seating capacity, the wide Challenger 650 cabin allows for upscaled seats, large aisle, spacious galleys with generous work surface, and unrestricted in-flight access to a 115-cubic feet baggage compartment.
The standard configuration allows for ten passengers with a four-place divan, and six executive seats, with four in a club seating arrangement. All seats feature 180°-swivel, tracking, recline, and berthing capability. An optional four-place conference grouping is available.
The Challenger 350 flight deck features Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 system with four LCD displays in portrait orientation allowing for Synthetic Vision display.
Since 2009, an optional Head-Up Display (HUD) and Enhanced Vision System (EVS) offering is available for line-fit delivery and retrofit allowing for increased situational awareness in all flight conditions.