CHALLENGER 650

BASE PRICE: $ 32,350,000

PASSENGERS

4

CABIN VOLUME

cu.ft

900

RANGE

nm

3500

SPEED

mach

0.79

MTOW

lb

45000

9 PAX

4,000 nm

0.85 M

48,200 lb

Photo: Courtesy Bombardier

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. 

Range 
6 Passengers Range*4,000 nm
Speed 
Maximum SpeedM 0.85
High Speed CruiseM 0.82
Long Range CruiseM 0.80
Airfield 
Takeoff Distance5,640 ft
Landing Distance2,402 ft
Altitude 
Maximum Cruise Altitude41,000 ft
Initial Cruise Altitude37,000 ft
Maximum Takeoff48,200 lb
Maximum Landing38,000 lb
Maximum Zero Fuel32,000 lb
Basic Operating27,150 lb
Usable Fuel20,000 lb
Maximum Payload2,850 lb
Maximum Payload/Full Fuel
INTERIOR
Photo: Courtesy Bombardier

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.   

Cabin Height6 ft 0 in
Cabin Width7 ft 11 in
Cabin Length25 ft 7 in
Cabin Volume971 cu.ft
Baggage Storage 
Internal112 cu.ft
External
Flight Deck
Photo: Courtesy Bombardier

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.

AVIONICS 
Cockpit Name
ManufacturerRockwell Collins
ModelPro Line 21
ENGINES 
ManufacturerGE
ModelCF34-3B
Thrust9,220 lbf
Flat RateISA + 15°C
APU 
Manufacturer
Model
Program Timeline

2006

Program Launch

2008

First Flight

2016

Entry into Service
Pedigree

Challenger 600
CL-600-1A11

Original Challenger with AVCO Lycoming engines

Challenger 601
CL-600-1A12

New GE Engines & Winglets

Challenger 604
CL-600-2B16

New GE Engines, Pro Line 4 Avionics

Challenger 605
CL-600-2B16

Larger Windows, Pr Line 21 Avionics

Challenger 650
CL-600-2B16

Redesigned Interior, Thrust increase