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Challenger 605: Large body, comfort soul

Edward Green ▼ | June 10, 2008
Company's engineers did a great job, indeed. Challenger 605 has the cabin that relaxation and entertainment on the highest level. 605 has the widest body of any large business jet.
Challenger 605
Challenger 605Company's engineers did a great job, indeed. Challenger 605 has the cabin that relaxation and entertainment on the highest level. 605 has the widest body of any large business jet.


The new Challenger 605 is the latest model in Bombardier's well-known Challenger line. It was launched in 2005 as a young brother of 601. Challenger 605 is not the revolution, it's the evolution of the world's best-selling large business jet. We are used to highest quality that comes from Bombardier and 605 is no exception.

Challenger 605The Bombardier Challenger 605 corporate aircraft has been built on a tried-and-true platform. It provides corporate users with the widest and indeed one of the quietest cabins in the industry. This is a true blessing for business people that need to work or rest in perfect comfort and tranquillity. Combining strength, versatility and reliability with cost efficiency matching that we usually attribute to smaller business jets, Challenger 605 allows business leaders work anywhere in the world (in the sky, to be more precise), while keeping their working habits and comfort.

The cabin is one of the most important things in a business jet. The Bombardier Challenger 605 wide cabin is designed to provide passengers more comfort and convenience than in other business jets. Company's engineers did a great job, indeed. Challenger 605 has the cabin that relaxation and entertainment on the highest level. The widest body of any large business jet means there's a lot of flexibility in working space.

605 can carry 9 to 12 passengers across oceans and continental distances, 4,045 nautical-mile (7,491-km), at speed of Mach 0.82. There are three floor plans and you can personalize the interior to suit you needs and even more important your wishes.

Challenger 605Executive Floor Plan 1 is the 9 passenger configuration with extended passenger compartment. It offers club seating in the forward compartment and a 3-seat divan and 2 facing club seats in the aft compartment. Executive Floor Plan 2 is for an 11 passenger configuration. Here you have club seating in the forward compartment and a 3-seat divan facing a 4-seat conference table grouping in the aft compartment. The optional 4-place divan increases this floor plan to a 12-passenger configuration.

Executive Floor Plan 3 is the alternative 9-passenger configuration, with club seating in the forward compartment, offers a 3-seat divan and 2 facing club seats in the aft compartment. An extended lavatory compartment also doubles as a full-size changing room.

Challengers are well-know for large passenger cabins. The cabin of 605 is 2.49m wide at the sidewall and 2.19m wide at the floor. There are 16 windows in the cabin and window area has been increased so the cabin seems even bigger that it is. The windows are placed higher in the sidewall than in the previous model which allows comfortable sightseeing.

Challenger 605Challenger 605 is powered by two General Electric CF34-3B turbofan engines. They are combined with the Bombardier Challenger airframe, and they offer low maintenance costs. General Electric predicts the first unscheduled shop visit no sooner than 20 years of typical operation. Borescope inspections are only required every 3,200 hours.

If you couple all the amenities with something of your own the price will go above three million dollars but Challenger 605 is worth every dollar you spent on it.


 

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