The Challenger 604 may well challenge your preconceived notions of what a heavy jet is capable of. As an improved version of Bombardier’s earlier Challenger 601 model, the Challenger 604 offers a similar cabin layout as well as numerous performance enhancements. As a result, this jet is a solid option for long-distance travel with a party of up to 11 people.
As was the case with its predecessor, the Challenger 604 offers a cabin sized at around 1,400 cu. ft., including 115 cu. ft. of luggage storage space. Herein, you’ll find high ceilings in and around its assorted seating options, which include an adjustable twin double-club seat set and a luxurious 3-seat sofa. Each of these seats are made from a supple leather, allowing them to provide both support and comfort over the course of a long journey.
Each side of the Challenger 604’s cabin features 7 wide windows that let in just enough light to provide comfortable visibility during the daytime. Meanwhile, come mealtime, you’ll be able to check out this jet’s full galley. Should you need it during your journey, the Challenger 604 also provides a fully enclosed lavatory that allots plenty of privacy to its occupant.
12 PASSENGERS MAX
CABIN HEIGHT: 73 in (1.85 m)
CABIN WIDTH: 98 in (2.4 m)
The Challenger 604 is well known for its transcontinental range. In fact, with the help of its twin General Electric CF34-3B turbofan engines, this jet can travel a massive 4,692 nautical miles on a single tank of fuel. That’s enough to make several cross-country trips, too! Wherever you are headed, though, you can bet that the Challenger 604 and its 529 mph top cruising speed will get you there in a flash.
Compared to its predecessor, the Challenger 604 is also equipped with several new components that allow it to maintain these high standards of performance. Among other useful additions, the Challenger 604 certainly makes great use of its new fuel distribution system and new cockpit avionics system from Rockwell.
MAX RANGE: 4,098 nm (7,589 km)
MAX CRUISE SPEED: 468 ktas (867 km/h)
MAX OPERATING ALTITUDE: 41,000 ft (12,497 m)