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Bombardier Challenger 601

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18th September 2019
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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.

Definitive version of the early Challenger, programme was taken over from Canadair by Bombardier in 1986.

Summary data for Bombardier Challenger 600 601
Country of originFirst flightNo. builtNo. in serviceCrewPassengers
Canada198225925029 - 18


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

601-1A version used CF34-3A engines with 9140lb thrust.


Dimensions for Bombardier Challenger 600 601
Length68 ft. 5 in.
Wing Span61 ft. 10 in.
Height20 ft. 10 in.
Empty Weight19,950 lbs.
Max Weight43,100 lbs.


Performance of Bombardier Challenger 600 601
Max Speed460 kts
Cruise Speed442 kts
Ceiling41,000 ft.
Normal Range3,180nm
Max Range3,450nm

Updated 22nd November 2008

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