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The Bombardier Challenger 605 costs between $6.5m for a 2007 model and $10.5m for a 2015 model, according to Aircraft Bluebook’s spring 2021 data. However, sale prices can vary – even for aircraft built in the same year – depending on maintenance condition, comparable aircraft on the market and a range of other factors.
The Dassault Falcon 2000LX has been cited as a competitor with the Challenger 605, and was launched in the same year. Both aircraft have performed well in the used jet market over the years. The Dassault Falcon 2000LX can also hold 10 passengers.
The Challenger 605 has competitive operating costs and can cover an excellent distance. It hits a sweet-spot in the market with its spacious cabin, low operating costs and strong reliability.
The Challenger 650 replaced the Challenger 605 on the production line, and offers a new cabin design featuring larger seats, improvements to the galley, and the Bombardier Vision flight deck which boasts Synthetic Vision System (SVS), MultiScan weather radar systems and a number of other features. Its Collins Aerospace Pro Line 21 Advanced avionics suite has four large displays, a Dual Inertial Reference System, and a dual flight management system with LPV and RNP approach capabilities.
Bombardier Challenger 606 Overview
By Gerrard Cowan
The Challenger 605 – launched in 2006 – continued the series with a number of improvements aimed at boosting passenger comfort and cockpit sophistication. Like its predecessor, it is typically configured for 10 passengers, but can hold up to 12, and its range is about 4,000nm.
Ultimately offering an avionics and structural upgrade on the CL604 design, the large cabin Bombardier Challenger 605 retains the GE CF34-3B powerplants and 4,000nm range, but includes larger cabin windows, while the updated cockpit features ProLine 21 avionics and electronic flight bag capability.
Almost 300 units were produced for the Challenger 605 before it was succeeded by the Bombardier Challenger 650, and the aircraft continues to attract plenty of attention in the pre-owned market.
What features does the Challenger 605 offer?
The Challenger 605 aircraft boasts the roomy cabin of its predecessor (the widest in its class), though it also brings structural and avionics upgrades.
Larger cabin windows enhance the brightness of the cabin, while the aircraft also featured an updated avionics suite: the Collins Aerospace Pro Line 21 system. Moreover, the Challenger 605 offers an ‘electronic flight bag’ capability.
What came before and after the Bombardier Challenger 605?
As noted, the Challenger 605 aircraft was launched as an upgrade to the successful Challenger 604, which brought a new dimension of flexibility to the Challenger line. It was later followed – in 2014 – by the Challenger 650, which is now Bombardier’s best-selling Large Jet platform.
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