Bombardier Challenger 604 – Operating Costs, Specifications, and Performance Data

Compare the fixed costs, variable cost, and performance of Bombardier Challenger 604 to over 500 jets, turboprops, helicopters and piston aircraft, with accurate data from Conklin & de Decker.

Summary

FULL AIRCRAFT NAME
Bombardier Challenger 604
AIRCRAFT NAME
Challenger 604
AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURER
Bombardier
RANGE
3756 nm
SPEED
488 kts
PASSENGERS
10 people
ACQUISITION COST
$6200000
ENGINES
General Electric CF34-3B 2
AVIONICS
Collins Pro-Line 4
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 Challenger 604 is one of the best-selling models of the Challenger series of aircraft. It is powered by GE CF34-3B engines, with 3 percent lower fuel consumption than the 601- 3A engines installed on the previous CL601-3A. The 604 has a maximum range of 4,000 nautical miles and features the Collins Pro Line 4 avionics system. It has an optional cabin arrangement that provides 19 extra inches of cabin length and two more cabin windows, while reducing baggage space by 7 cubic feet.
 
The 604 made its first flight on September 18, 1994.