Bombardier Challenger 605

The Bombardier Challenger 605 is a twin-engine, fanjet aircraft with a retractable gear. It was produced by Bombardier between the years 2007 and 2016, Serial Numbers 5702 through 5988. Seating capacity up to 12 passengers and 2 pilots. Business seating configurations seat up to 9 passengers comfortably.




Exterior Dimensions

Wing span: 64 ft 4 in
Length: 68 ft 6 in
Height: 20 ft 9 in

Interior Dimensions

Cabin Height: 6 ft 1 in
Cabin Width: 8 ft 2 in
Cabin Length: 28 ft 5 in
Cabin Volume: 1,411.8 cu ft
Door Height: 5 ft 10 In
Door Width: 3 ft 1 in
Internal Baggage: 115 cu ft


Max TO weight 48,200 LBS
Empty Weight:  27,150 LBS
Maximum Payload: 4,850 LBS
Fuel capacity: 19,852 LBS

Engine (x2)

Manufacturer: General Electric
Model: CF34-3B
Horsepower: 8,729 LBS
Overhaul (HT): 6400 HRS

Standard Avionics

Collins Proline 21 Avionics with 4 LCD Screens
Electronic Charts
Dual FMS-6000
Dual Autopilot and Autothrottle
Dual Laseref V IRS
Terrain Awareness System


Performance specifications on Bombardier Challenger 605

Thrust: 8729.00 x 2 Gross Weight: 48,200 lbs
Max Speed: 514 kts Empty Weight: 27,150 lbs
Cruise Speed: 459 kts Fuel Capacity: 19,852 lbs
Stall Speed (dirty): Range: 3,732 nmi
Rate of Climb: 4,345 fpm Rate of Climb (One Engine): 680 fpm
Service Ceiling: 41,000 ft Ceiling (One Engine): 20,000 ft
Takeoff Landing
Ground Roll: 5,840 ft Ground Roll 2,777 ft
Takeoff Roll Over 50 ft: Landing Roll Over 50 ft:




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. It offers larger and higher positioned windows, an upgraded galley, a revamped cabin and cockpit, and upgraded avionics, along with an increased payload.

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.

More Improvement

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, Honeywell Laseref V IRSes, better DADCs, fewer control panels, and less weight overall.

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 5,015 lbs increased 200 lbs from its predecessor. Thanks to design modifications, newly located fuel tanks, one aft bladder tank and an enlarged tailcone tank, provide better weight distribution and fuel economy. Also, Bombardier designed the aircraft for fast in-and-out removal for maintenance.

Production ended in 2016 with a total of 290 Challenger 605 aircraft manufactured.


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