Bombardier Challenger 650

Challenger 650

Challenger 650/605/604/601 profile, including current pricing, manufacturing dates, cabin size and passenger capacity, range, speed, baggage space, fractional ownership, and jet card options


Bombardier Challenger 650 Facts

Featured by NetJets and VistaJet, over 1,000 of Bombardier’s Challenger 650 series are in active service, including the Challenger 605, Challenger 604, Challenger 601, and Challenger 600. The original went into service in 1981, and the most recent – the Challenger 650 – has been in production since 2015.

A new Challenger 650 is $32 million while used early model Challenger 600s can be had for under $1 million.

While lacking the range of Bombardier’s Global line of large-cabin private jets, the Challenger 650 has a nonstop range from New York to London, between Dubai and London, or from the West Coast to Hawaii.

Manufacturing Dates

Production Start: 2015

Production End: In Production

Challenger 650 Related Models

The large cabin Bombardier Challenger 650 was the follow-up to the Challenger 605 (production from 2007 through 2015), Challenger 604 (1996 to 2007), Challenger 601 (1986 to 1996), and Challenger 600 (1981 to 1983).

Fleet Size

As of February 2021, Amstat lists over 1,000 Challenger 650/605/604/601/600s in service

  • Challenger 650…69 in the fleet
  • Challenger 605…288 in the fleet
  • Challenger 604…360 in the fleet
  • Challenger 601…248 in the fleet
  • Challenger 600…70 in the fleet

Private Jet Cabin Category

Large Cabin/Heavy Jet

Challenger 650 Cabin Size and Passengers

Challenger 650 interior
Bombardier’s Challenger 650 seats between 8 and 12 passengers. Pictured is a 9-seat configuration.

Height: 6.0 feet

Width: 7.11 feet

Length: 25.7 feet

Seating Capacity: 8 to 12

Range

Range: 4,000 nautical miles with 6 passengers and 2 crew

Speed

Maximum Cruise Speed: 488 mph

Normal Cruise Speed: 459 mph

Long-Range Cruise Speed: 425 mph

Baggage Space

115 cubic feet, all interior and accessible from the passenger cabin

Access

Fractional Ownership – Yes

Dedicated Jet Card – Yes

Challenger 650/605/604/601/600 Pricing

A new Challenger 650 is $32 million

Two 2017 used Challenger 650s are both listed for sale at $16.5 million. A 1982 Challenger 600 with 6,505 hours is listed for sale at $495,000.

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