Bombardier Challenger 601-1A – Operating Costs, Specifications, and Performance Data

Compare the fixed costs, variable cost, and performance of Bombardier Challenger 601-1A to over 500 jets, turboprops, helicopters and piston aircraft, with accurate data from Conklin & de Decker.

Summary

FULL AIRCRAFT NAME
Bombardier Challenger 601-1A
AIRCRAFT NAME
Challenger 601-1A
AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURER
Bombardier
RANGE
3180 nm
SPEED
459 kts
PASSENGERS
9 people
ACQUISITION COST
$2000000
ENGINES
General Electric CF34-1A 2
AVIONICS
Honeywell Primus Epic (Upgrade)
APU
Standard
WINGSPAN
64.3 ft
IFR CERTIFIED
Yes

Aircraft History

The Challenger 600 series of aircraft originated in 1976, from the LearStar 600, a concept that the founder of Learjet, Bill Lear, presented to Canadair. Canadair was the original builder of the Challenger series of aircraft before Bombardier purchased Canadair.
 
The 601-1A received its Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) in 1983. It was in production from 1983 to 1987 and 66 examples were produced. It is essentially a Model 600 with General Electric CF-34-1A engines. When the engines go through hot section or overhaul they may be upgraded to the 601-3A performance. More than half the fleet has taken advantage of this option. The range is 3,180 nautical miles with seats full and NBAA IFR reserves.