Bombardier Challenger 604 MSA

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Boeings Bombardier Challenger 604 Maritime Surveillance test-bed.
Field Aviation modified the basic air frame to accept the new electronic sensors and equipment. Structurally modified for its military mission by Field Aviation of Cincinnati, Ohio, the Challenger will carry similar camera, radar and communications & electronic sensor systems that Boeing designed for its 737-based P-8 Poseidon.
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Aircraft Data

The Challenger 600 series are medium to long range wide-body corporate jets. The original design was by Bill Lear and produced first by Canadair until that company was bought by Bombardier Aerospace in 1986.

Upgrade of the Challenger 601, with glass flightdeck, increased fuel tamkage, and various other structural changes to handle greater weight.

Summary data for Bombardier Challenger 600 604
Country of originFirst flightNo. builtNo. in serviceCrewPassengers
Canada200636536029 - 18


2 x General Electric TF34/CF34 (9065 - 9220 lbf) turbofan engines.

604 used improved CF34-3B engines, that delivered 9220lb maximum thrust


Dimensions for Bombardier Challenger 600 604
Length68 ft. 5 in.
Wing Span64 ft. 4 in.
Height20 ft. 4 in.
Empty Weight21,620 lbs.
Max Weight48,200 lbs.


Performance of Bombardier Challenger 600 604
Max Speed476 kts
Cruise Speed459 kts
Ceiling41,000 ft.
Normal Range3,769nm
Max Range4,077nm

Updated 22nd November 2008

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Bombardier Challenger 604 MSA

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21st April 2015
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