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Bombardier Challenger 605 Buyer’s Guide

Why Buy a Challenger 605?

Bombardier Challenger 605 Buyers' Guide

  • Maximum Range 4123 nm
  • Maximum Payload 1298 lb
  • Seats (Executive) 10
  • Long Range Cruise 425 Ktas

The Bombardier Challenger 605 is a large-cabin business jet. As the fourth incarnation of the original Challenger 600 model, the Challenger 605 was introduced to the market in 2007 as an upgrade on the Challenger 604 and was replaced by the Challenger 650 on Bombardier’s production line in 2015.

While it retains the GE CF34-3B powerplants and range capability of its predecessor, the Challenger 605 offers passengers the luxury of larger cabin windows (equating to a lighter cabin environment), and the cockpit was updated with Collins Aerospace's Pro Line 21 avionics with electronic flight bag capability.

How much does a Bombardier Challenger 605 cost?

The AvBuyer Opinion: With almost 300 units sold between 2007 and 2015, Bombardier clearly hit a sweet spot in the market with the spacious cabin, competitive operating costs and range, and notable reliability of the Challenger 605. Today, the CL605 continues to attract interest in the pre-owned market.

Matt Harris

flight range

The Bombardier Challenger 605 has a full range of 4123 nm and a long-range cruise for 425 KTAS.

Bombardier Challenger 605 specifications

Variable Cost
2,948.96
Cabin Width FT
8.17
Landing Dist FT
4629
Range NM
4123
Cabin Length FT
28.40
Engine Manufacturer
General Electric
Range – Seats Full N.M.
3756
Cabin Volume CU FT
1146
Engine Model
CF34-3B
MTOW LBS
48200
Baggage Vol.Ext CU FT
115
Engines
2
B.O.W W/Crew LBS
27150
Seats Executive
10
R.O.C All Engines FT PER MIN
4345
Payload - Full Fuel LBS
1298
Crew / Passengers
2
R.O.C 1 X Engine Out FT PER MIN
581
Normal Cruise Speed KTAS
459
Door Height FT
5.83
Useable Fuel LBS
19852
L/Range Cruise Speed KTAS
425
Door Width FT
3.08
Max. Cruise Speed KTAS
488
Cabin Height FT
6.08
Balanced Field Length FT
5950
Data courtesy of Conklin & de Decker

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FAQ: Bombardier Challenger 605

  • Which is the best engine maintenance program for a Bombardier Challenger 605?

    There are two choices for hourly engine maintenance program coverage on the Challenger 605.


    You could opt to join General Electric's hourly engine program for the CF34-3B powerplants. Or, you could enrol your aircraft with a third-party hourly maintenance cost program provider like JSSI.


    Buyers of used Challenger 605 jets should shop the market for aircraft already enrolled on such programs, understanding exactly what is covered.

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