Bombardier Challenger 605 Buyer’s Guide

Why Buy a Challenger 605?

Updated: 14th Dec 2023

Bombardier Challenger 605 Buyer's Guide

Maximum Range
4123 nm
Payload - Full Fuel LBS
1298 lb
Seats (Executive)
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.

Read More

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

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

Bombardier Challenger 605 specifications

Variable Cost
Cabin Length FT
Engine Model
Range NM
Cabin Volume CU FT
Range – Seats Full N.M.
Baggage Vol.Ext CU FT
R.O.C All Engines FT PER MIN
Seats Executive
R.O.C 1 x Engine Out FT PER MIN
B.O.W W/Crew LBS
Crew / Passengers
Useable Fuel LBS
Payload - Full Fuel LBS
Door Height FT
Max. Cruise Speed KTAS
Normal Cruise Speed KTAS
Door Width FT
fleet number
L/Range Cruise Speed KTAS
Balanced Field Length FT
fleet month
Cabin Height FT
Landing Dist FT
fleet year
Cabin Width FT
Engine Manufacturer
General Electric

Data courtesy of Conklin & de Decker

More Bombardier Challenger 605 articles

Bombardier Challenger 605 with Bill Bryant: Ep 2: The Insiders' Guide Video Series
In episode two, private aviation insider René Banglesdorf interviews experienced pilot Bill Bryant a...
Dassault Falcon 2000LX versus Bombardier Challenger 605
In this month’s Aircraft Comparative Analysis, Mike Chase provides information on a pair of popular ...
Gulfstream G450 vs Falcon 900LX vs Challenger 605/650
Gulfstream G450 vs Dassault Falcon 900LX vs Bombardier Challenger 605/650In this month’s Aircraft Co...

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.

  • Can I charter a Challenger 605 jet and try before I buy?

    It's a good idea to charter a Challenger 605 and try before you buy.

    This way you can assess the range capability and cabin comfort with a typical passenger and luggage payload, establishing how well the jet fits your mission needs.

  • How do I find a Bombardier Challenger 605 for sale?

    Find Challenger 605 jets for sale via AvBuyer’s Challenger 605 page.

    You can also search for dealers and brokers specializing in Challenger 600-series jets.

    Experienced brokers can offer deep insights into the current marketplace, including how the price of one jet compares with other Challenger 605s for sale; locating jets not yet on the market; and making sure you get the best deal.

  • How many Challenger 605 jets are in operation?

    An impressive 287 Bombardier Challenger 605 jets are in operation (from a total 288 built) according to JETNET October 2022 data.

  • How many passengers can fly on a Bombardier Challenger 605?

    A Challenger 605 cabin can comfortably accommodate 10 passengers, with two forward facing, and two aft facing seats towards the front of the cabin.

    To the rear of the cabin is a four-place divan and one forward facing and one aft facing seat just across the aisle.

    A fully enclosed lavatory is located at the back opposite a baggage area, and a galley area is found opposite the entryway.

Find Bombardier Challenger 605 Dealers

Buying aircraft is a huge investment in both time and money. Get the expert support of one of the world's leading aircraft brokers to ensure that your purchase runs smoothly.

Find a Dealer

Supporting Services

Aircraft Registration & Title

Aircraft Reg & Title

Find the best registration companies now


Get the latest Avionics for your jet
Engine Maintenance

Engine Maintenance

Make the most of you asset with the right engine maintenance program


Contact the world’s leading Biz Av Finance companies today


Find the world’s leading Aviation insurance providers
Cabin Electronics

Cabin Electronics

Get the best connections for wherever you fly
loder image