Challenger 604 - Charter info
The Challenger 604 is a dependable business jet and is considered by its maker as being the best-selling jet in its class. Although there is now a newer version in the Challenger 600 series, this is still a very popular aircraft and a great choice when travelling with a sizeable group of passengers. At Private Jet Charter, we love efficient jets and the Challenger 604 is definitely one of those. So let us tell you a little more about the Challenger 604!
Facts about the Challenger 604 Private Aircraft
Aircraft Type: Wide Bodied & Long Range
Seats: 9 to 18 (depending on configuration)
Range: 4,027 Nautical Miles (7,458 km)
Crew: Captain, First Officer & Cabin Attendants
Cabin dimensions: Length 28 ft 5 in (8.66 m), Width 8 ft 2 in (2.49 m), Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Luggage capacity: 115 cubic feet (3.25 m³)
Let’s start with some numbers
The Challenger 604 was first sold in March 1996 after receiving certification in November 1995. Its maker, Canadair, a division of Bombardier Aerospace has already sold over 300 of these jets! Its price tag is compelling for a jet of that size as it is only around 25 million dollars.
The length of the jet is 68.42 feet, its width is 64.33 feet and its height is 20.67 feet. The cabin (without the cockpit) is 28.42 feet long and 7.17 feet wide. You should have no problem standing up in the cabin as long as you aren’t taller than 6.08 feet.
The maximum fuel capacity of the jet is high with 20000 pounds. Empty, the jet weighs 27185 pounds. Its maximum take-off weight is 48200 pounds. The aircraft is equipped with two General Electric CF34-3B turbofan engines capable of 8729 pounds of thrust each. They provide the jet with a climbing rate of 4450 feet per minute.
The jet can land on runways of a minimum of 2777 feet long and can fly for more than 8 hours. It needs at least 5840 feet of runway to take-off. Its maximum range is 4027 nautical miles, its cruising speed is 459 knots and its maximum speed is 470 knots.
The Challenger 604 was the most significant upgrade in the 600 series after the 601. It has received better engines and bigger fuel tanks to go with them. The increase in weight led to the undercarriage being reinforced which in turn improved the maximum take-off weight. Wings were also improved to provide more lift. Its windows are still smaller than the Challenger 605’s. As for the 605, the jet was certified to be flown by two pilots.
The cockpit was equipped with the Collin Proline 4 avionics suite, a well-regarded a reliable choice. As you can see in the picture, it is a proper glass cockpit with large LCD displays. The EICAS system displays information on two screens to make information more readily available which in turn makes the flight safer. Redundancy in the systems also works toward improving safety and lower maintenance costs. For example, the jet is equipped with a dual GPS, a dual FMS and a dual inertial reference system. The jet also features the broadly used TCAS and weather radar.
Travelling in a Challenger 604
As you would expect, the Challenger 604 can be reconfigured to fit your travel’s specific needs. The most comfortable configuration would only seat 8 passengers arranged in pairs facing each other with a table that can be folded away. It is possible to charter more passengers by replacing some of the chairs and tables by sofas. That way you could charter up to 12 passengers. For flights by night, you can choose a configuration with beds and take up to 5 passengers in 3 single beds and one double bed.
DVD players are available on board as well as LCD screens when you want to watch a movie (or listen to music). The jet also boasts a galley for in flight snacks and refreshments. You will also be able to access your luggage at all times as they are stored at the back of the cabin behind the fully private lavatories.
You can learn more about the Challenger series and Bombardier on their official website.
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