Bombardier BD-100 Challenger 300

  • CountryCanada
  • TypeSuper mid size corporate jet
  • PowerplantsTwo 28.9kN (6501lb) Honeywell AS-907 turbofans.
  • PerformanceHigh speed cruising speed 870km/h (470kt) or Mach 0.82, normal cruising speed 850km/h (460kt) or Mach 0.80. Balanced field length 1510m (4950ft), landing distance 792m (2600ft). Max operating altitude 45,000ft, initial cruise altitude 41,000ft. Max range with 8 passengers and NBAA IFR reserves at Mach 0.80 5740km (3100nm).
  • WeightsBasic operating 10,140kg (22,350lb), max takeoff 17,010kg (37,500lb). Max payload 1360kg (3000lb).
  • DimentionsWing span 19.46m (63ft 10in), length 20.93m (68ft 8in), height 6.20m (20ft 4in). Wing area 48.5m2 (522.0sq ft). Internal dimensions include a length of 8.72m (28ft 7in), height 1.85m (6ft 1in) and max width 2.19m (7ft 2in).
  • CapacityFlightcrew of two. Typical cabin arrangement for eight, with a two seat lounge opposite two facing seats, with club seating for four behind them, or double club seating. Features a forward wardrobe, refreshment centre and toilet. A high-density interior for 15 pax is also available.
  • ProductionAs of June 2001, 115 had been ordered.

Bombardier's all new Challenger 300 is a transcontinental extent eight-seat corporate plane which will sit in the organization's model line-up between the Learjet 60 and Challenger 604. It is created for a non-stop 5471km (3100nm) mission with a heap of eight travelers and NBAA IFR holds.

Bombardier uncovered it was creating the Continental (as it was known then) at the 1998 National Business Aircraft Association's yearly tradition in Las Vegas in October 1998. The system was authoritatively dispatched at the Paris Air Show on June 13, 1999. It would seek what Bombardier sees as a business sector for 1230 super medium size corporate flies by 2012. The Continental was renamed Challenger 300 on September 9, 2002.

The new stream will contend with the Hawker Horizon and Galaxy, among others. Bombardier asserts the Continental will offer 39% more lodge space and 20% more extend "than the heading fair size business plane". It is additionally asserted to have a bigger lodge than the intercontinental reach Falcon 50 and rapid Citation X.

Peculiarities of the Challenger 300 are a cockpit outfitted with Collins Pro Line 21 four-tube EFIS, EICAS, TCASII, and EGPWS flying, a standard eight spot twofold club inside with kitchen and latrine, stand-up headroom, a level carpet, a helper power unit and push reversers, all metal development and a substantial territory wing for good field execution.

The Challenger 300 has a principally light-composite structure, with composites utilized for some non-structural things. The fuselage is of a semi-monocoque development with edges and stringers. The wing has two competes.

The principal Continental danger imparting accomplice is Alliedsignal, which will supply its new FADEC prepared AS-907 turbofan to power the new stream, and also the motor nacelles and push reversers. The AS-907 itself is produced with various accomplice organizations, with AIDC of Taiwan chose to give the fan.

Wing/fuselage mating of the first flying machine was accomplished on November 19, 2000. The primary flight was made on August 14, 2001, and certificate is expected in the second from last quarter of 2002. The air ship will begin corporate administration in 2003.

The Challenger 300 made its official introduction at Orlando Executive Airport on September 8, 2002 at the NBAA Convention. Around then, four flying machine were flying in the test system.

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