Bombardier Challenger 604
Aircraft Bombardier Challenger 604. Photo. Video. Characteristics.

Bombardier Challenger 604


Bombardier Challenger 604 - Passenger aircraft increased comfort, which is developed by the Canadian company Bombardier Business Aircraft (Bombardier Canadair Corporation subsidiary), is intended for use on air lines, large and medium-haul. The first flight of Challenger 604 with motors CF343A was in September 1994, with more improved engines CF343B plane took off 17.03.1995. The plane appeared airworthiness certificate from Transport Canada in September 1994. The first sale of new aircraft started in January 1996.

The history of the Challenger 604 aircraft dates back to the 1980s. More precisely, in 1978 its prototype, the Canadair CL 600 Challenger medium-range business class passenger aircraft, known as the Challenger 600, made its first flight. since a change in one parameter led to a sharp deterioration in other characteristics.


Bombardier Challenger 604 1 photo salon

Bombardier Challenger 604 photo salon


After making some versions of the Challenger, in the design process which increased the fuel capacity and enhanced avionics supplied with modern navigation piloting SollipsRgoLine4 complex, there was a business jet aircraft CL604. It happened in 1994, after a year started serial production liner in the 2003 Challenger 604 and began to take off from Russian bands.

Thanks to the combination of versatility and the comfort of using the Bombardier Challenger, 604 has been holding the leading position among business jets of a large class for ten years. The aircraft has operational certificates in 45 countries of the world. The aircraft can fly at a maximum speed of 870 km / h., At a distance carrying up to 7500km 9-16 passengers. The aircraft uses the latest achievements in the field of avionics. The Precision Plus system automatically calculates the optimal thrust and speed for the engines, and the Safe Flight Auto Power system provides excellent smoothness of speed variation. Thanks to these and many other advantages, the Challenger 604 has proven itself to be a very reliable, economical and exceptionally comfortable aircraft.


Bombardier Challenger 604 2 photo salon

Bombardier Challenger 604 2 photo salon


At the moment, Challenger604 is the only aircraft in the world. It has an intercontinental flight range, combined with a record high cruise speed for its class, and has a large passenger compartment. An important advantage of the aircraft is that it is equipped with a heating system for power supply, it contains a separate toilet compartment, and is equipped as standard with means of communication during the flight. The Challenger604 airliner includes a huge, well-sealed luggage compartment that can be accessed throughout the flight.

This makes the aircraft ideal for long-haul flights with a large number of connections, since luggage is constantly replenished in such cases, and the large size of the cabin, free space and comfort are extremely important. The interior is inimitable and unique; it is furnished with comfortable modern furniture, air conditioning, stereo and DVD systems, which will please even a very demanding passenger. Due to the increased configuration of the passenger compartment, the aircraft has increased by 0,5 meters in comparison with the "younger brother" Challenger601, thanks to which the number of windows for two windows has increased.


Bombardier Challenger 604 photo booths

Bombardier Challenger 604 photo booths


If a more detailed talk about the technical properties of the Challenger 604, in comparison with predecessors CL601 CL600 and large aircraft has not changed, apart from, perhaps, a greater range. Through the installation of tanks with more fuel capacity than the Challenger 601, the largest distance flight Challenger604 increased to 7458km.

Engineers performed onboard cockpit avionics equipment on the basis of Collins ProLine 4, and the engines installed brand 2xGeneralElectric CF343Bs modification.

The cabin with the increased comfort of this aircraft has the following dimensions: 8,66 m. in length, 2,5m. wide and 1,86m. in height. The number of passengers in the cabin can fluctuate in the range of 10-18 people, the crew is 3 people. The aircraft cabin and cockpit are equipped with modern air conditioning systems. The interior is designed to meet the requirements of the most demanding passengers. The spacious VIP-salon is equipped with a sofa, soft armchairs, tables, which create an ideal environment for rest and work. On board there are communication devices, modern VIDEO / AUDIO systems. In addition, during the flight, passengers can easily go to the luggage compartment for the necessary things. In addition, the aircraft is equipped with a special noise system developed by UltraElectronics, which suppresses vibrations, which further increases the comfort of the flight.


The characteristics of the aircraft Challenger 604:


  • Modification: CL604.
  • Wingspan: 19.61m.
  • Plane length: 20.85m.
  • Plane height: 6.30m.
  • Wing area: 45.71sqm
  • Weight: empty aircraft: 12079kg.
  • Weight: maximum takeoff: 21863kg.
  •  fuel: 9072kg.
  • Engine type: 2хТРДД GeneralElectricCF343B.
  • Thrust: 2x38.84 kN (41APR).
  • Highest cruising speed: 882 km / h.
  • Normal cruising speed: 850 km / h.
  • Economy speed: 787 km / h.
  • Practical range: 7550 km.
  • Rate of climb: 520m / min.
  • Practical ceiling: 11430m.
  • Crew: 2 person.
  • Payload: 19 passengers in a larger cabin or 5 VIP passengers.


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