Bombardier Challenger 605

The Challenger 605 is the fifth iteration of the Model 600 with more than 260 units delivered. It’s not a new model but rather the marketing designation for Challenger 604 serial number 5700 and subsequent aircraft that incorporate avionics, cabin window and aft fuselage modifications. Avionics include Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 with four large flat-panel displays.  It retains its predecessor’s General Electric CF34-3B turbofans, along with systems and components adapted from the rugged CRJ200 regional jets.

Compared to earlier Challenger 604 aircraft, the Challenger 605 has been upgraded with longer and lower cabin windows with considerably larger window reveals, more-space-efficient interior wall panels that increase usable headroom and width for passengers, sturdier worktables, better LED cabin lighting and a new cabin management system. The galley has been redesigned for better ergonomics and more storage space, the lavatory is more comfortable, and new acoustical insulation reduces interior noise.

Three standard cabin configurations are offered, all with a forward galley, forward, four-chair club section and a four-place, side-facing divan in the aft cabin, in addition to custom configurations. Seating for up to 12 is available.

Bombardier Challenger 605Specifications
Fuselage DimensionsUS standard
Length :68.4 (ft)
Height :20.7 (ft)
Wing Span :64.3 (ft)
Cabin Dimensions
Length :28' 4'' (ft)(in)
Height :6' 0'' (ft)(in)
Width :7' 8'' (ft)(in)
Typical Configuration
Crew :
Passengers :
Pressurization :8.8 (psi)
Fuel Capacity
Standard :19,852 (lbs)
Standard :2,963 (gal)
Optional :
Optional :
Max. Ramp :48,300 (lbs)
Max. Takeoff :48,200 (lbs)
Zero Fuel :32,000 (lbs)
Basic Operating :27,150 (lbs)
Max. Landing :38,000 (lbs)
Vs Clean :0 (kn)
Vso Landing :0 (kn)
Normal Cruise TAS :470 (kn)
Vmo (Max Op) IAS :348 (kn)
Normal :1,761 (fpm)
Engine Out :581 (fpm)
Ceiling :41,000 (ft)
Landing Performance
FAA Field Length :2,775 (ft)
Takeoff Performance
SL ISA BFL :5,840 
5000' +20C BFL :9,192 
Range :4,047 (nm)
Number of :
Model(s) :CF34-3B 
Thrust (per engine) :8,729 (lbs)
Shaft (per engine) :0 (hp)
Common TBO Hours :

Direct Cost Per Hour (US Standard)Dollar (US)
  Fuel Cost Per Gallon$4.63
  Additive Cost Per Gallon0
  Burn Rate (Gallons Per Hour)358
  Labor Cost Per Hour$159.84
  Parts Cost Per Hour$175.47
Engine Overhaul$404
Thrust Reverse Overhaul13
Miscellaneous Flight Expenses0
  Landing-Parking Fee0
  Crew Expenses0
Total Direct Costs$2,409.85
Block Speed Statute Miles Per Hour441
Total Cost Per Statute Mile$5.46

Annual Fixed Cost (US Standard)Dollar (US)
Crew Salaries$288,150
  Capt. Salary$165,000
  Co-pilot Salary$90,000
Hangar Cost$97,000
  Legal Liability$22,000
Misc. Overhead$86,714
  Nav. Equipment$2,200
Total Fixed Costs$923,869

Annual Budget (US Standard)Dollar (US)
Number of Seats9
Total Direct Costs$1,094,072
Total Fixed Costs$923,869
Total Cost (Fixed & Direct)$2,017,941
  Cost/Statute Mile$10.09
  Cost/Seat Mile$1.12
Total Cost (No Depreciation)$1,609,191
  Cost/Statute Mile$8.05
  Cost/Seat Mile$0.89
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