Bombardier Challenger 605

2007 - 2015


12 Pax


3,749 Nautical Miles

Cruise Speed

490 Knots


41,000 Feet

Fuel Burn

329 GPH

Key Facts

  • The Bombardier Challenger 605 is a large jet manufactured by Bombardier between 2007 and 2015.
  • The Bombardier Challenger 605 is powered by two General Electric CF34-3B engines, resulting in an hourly fuel burn of 329 Gallons per Hour.
  • Capable of cruising at up to 490 knots, the Bombardier Challenger 605 can fly non-stop for up to 3749 nautical miles.
  • The aircraft can carry up to 12 passengers.
  • The Bombardier Challenger 605 has an estimated hourly charter price of $6500, with a new list price of $21 million at the time of manufacture.

Overview & History

The Challenger 605 was introduced as an upgrade to the Challenger 604. With the success of the Challenger line, Bombardier continues to use the general design while offering updated technology and improvements. The 605 offers larger and higher positioned windows, an upgraded galley, a revamped cabin and cockpit, and upgraded avionics, along with an increased payload.

As of September 2017, 42% of the Challenger 605 aircraft were purchased pre-owned by their current owners, the other 58% new. 6.3% are for sale with the majority of those (89%) under an exclusive broker agreement. When for sale, the average time on the market is 251 days

Bombardier introduced its Challenger 604 in 1995 as a major upgrade on the Challenger 601 design that incorporated more powerful engines, larger fuel supply, a completely new undercarriage, structural improvements to its wings and tail, and a new avionics system. Ten years later the Challenger 605 was introduced with upgrades to the 604 design. Production ended in 2016 with a total of 290 Challenger 605 aircraft manufactured.


Bombardier challenger 605 Performance

The Challenger 605 also performs well due in large part to its two General Electric CF34-3B engines, producing 8,729 lbs of thrust apiece. Equipped with the same wings and engines, the long-range business jet performs similarly to the 604. It can travel over 4,000 nautical miles at a Mach .80 maximum. Its maximum takeoff weight (MTOW) is 48,200 lbs. However, the Challenger 605 also boasts better numbers in a few key areas. Its payload of 5,015lbs increased by 200 lbs from its predecessor.

Thanks to design modifications, newly located fuel tanks, one aft bladder tank, and an enlarged tail cone tank, provide better weight distribution and fuel economy. Also, Bombardier designed the aircraft for fast in-and-out removal for maintenance. The range of the Challenger 605 is 4,047 nm. Takeoff, landing distance is 5694ft and 2928ft respectively. It consumes 258gallons of fuel per hour.


Bombardier challenger 605 Interior

Like other Bombardier Aerospace products, it has one the luxurious interior. For good reason, Bombardier chose to preserve the spacious “Challenger” cabin that has accommodated business travelers for years. In a combination of club, divan, and individual seating, the Challenger 605 typically carries 10-12 passengers. Cabin measurements are 6.1 feet tall, over 7 feet wide, and 28.3 feet long, almost necessary for long-duration flights.

However, it has been completely restyled to reflect customers’ every desire. Larger and higher-positioned windows make for ideal viewing pleasure. It has an improved Ethernet-based management system, larger video monitors, an upgraded galley area, sturdier worktables, and more LED lighting. Overall, the Challenger 605’s cabin offers more in every respect. The forward cabin features four executive seats in a club arrangement with fold-out tables. The aft cabin features a four-place conference group with a table and a four-place full-berthing divan on the RH side. Divan seats three with armrests installed. Forward galley and aft standard lavatory. The galley features a coffee maker, microwave, and high-temp oven.



Another area of substantial improvement is in the Challenger 605’s avionics. Its predecessor’s avionics system was so successful that such significant improvements were inconceivable. To enhance performance and efficiency, Bombardier chose to do away with the 604’s Pro Line 4 system, and instead equip the aircraft with the more advanced Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 suite. Some noticeable changes are the four-screen display system, offering 55 percent more area, and an improved pilot interface.

The new avionics system features CNS radios, HoneywellLaseref V IRSes, better DADCs, fewer control panels, and less weight overall. Collins Aerospace Pro Line 21 innovations for the business jet include four 12 x 10-inch adaptive flight displays. Standard pilot and copilot primary flight displays (PFDs) are teamed with dual multifunction displays (MFDs) and dual Collins FMS-6000 Control Display Units (CDUs) to streamline and automate input functions. All primary flight, navigation, engine, and sensor data are graphically presented for easy scanning and integration. The large displays allow Challenger 605 pilots the operational benefits of more display area without the weight and power requirements of previous-generation aircraft display systems.


Bombardier challenger 605 Charter Cost

The Challenger 605 is one of the most luxurious available for charter flights from and to New York, with a wide range of availability in several major aviation markets. The cost to charter a Challenger 605 starts at around $7650 an hour. Hourly charter rates do not include all taxes, fuel, and other fees. Charter costs will vary based on year of make/model, schedule, routing, passenger & baggage totals, and other factors.

Purchase Cost

The acquisition cost for the Challenger 605 typically ranges from $27 million. The price of a jet depends on the production year; it can also go above the given range if the production is new. It will cost buyers around $1.5-2 million per year which includes fuel, crew members, and maintenance, etc. The price of a pre-owned aircraft can be within $10million. There are numerous sellers available on various sites.

In-Depth Figures


Range: 3,749 nm

Cruise Speed: 490 knots

Ceiling: 41,000 feet

Take Off Distance: 5,950 feet

Landing Distance: 2,300 feet


Exterior Length: 20.88 metres

Exterior Height: 6.28 metres

Wingspan: 19.6 metres

Interior Length: 8.69 metres

Interior Width: 2.5 metres

Interior Height: 1.86 metres

Interior/Exterior Ratio: 42%


Number of Passengers: 12

Cabin Noise Levels: N/A dB

Cabin Altitude: feet

Estimated Price Per Hour: $6,500

Purchase Price: $21 million


Engine Manufacturer: General Electric

Engine Model: CF34-3B

Fuel Burn: 329 Gallons per Hour


Baggage Capacity: 115 Cubic Feet

Baggage Weight: lbs

Max Take Off Weight: 48,200 lbs

Range Map

Bombardier Challenger 605 Range Map