Beginning with the original Challenger 600, Bombardier created a successful family of business jets. After numerous refinements and upgrades, the Challenger 604 secures the family name in the long-range, business jet market. The 604 provides range, speed, and sophistication and style.
A lot of power can be found in the Challenger 604. Two General Electric engines propel the jet, each rated at 8,729 lbs of thrust. This means that with eight passengers, the 604 can fly 3,850 miles, and at .74 Mach. However, 4,000+ nautical mile trips are possible at 424 knots (a personal milestone for Canadair) due to new fuel distribution and greater capacity.
The Challenger 604’s cabin is very similar to its predecessor’s, 601-3A and -3R. Although the aircraft’s interior measures 28.3 feet in length, the available cabin space is just short of 17 feet. The cabin has a generous stand-up height and over 8 feet in width. At its maximum capacity of 19 passengers, the cabin would be crowded at best, however there is plenty of room with 10-12 passengers. Since the 604 has intercontinental range, a deluxe galley and lavatory, and extremely low noise levels are much appreciated by passengers.
The Challenger 604 is one of Bombardier’s most capable aircraft. Not only is the jet capable of traveling long legs with few to no stops in between, it offers plenty of pilot and passenger amenities that make the trips manageable.