Canadair CL-600 Challenger 601 & 604

  • CountryCanada
  • TypeLong range widebody corporate jets
  • Powerplants601 - Two 40.7kN (9140lb) General Electric CF-34-3A turbofans. 604 - Two CF-34-3Bs flat rated to 38.8kN (8729lb) without automatic power reserve, or 41.0kN (9220lb) with.
  • Performance601-1A - Max cruising speed 851km/h (460kt), typical cruising speed 819km/h (442kt), long range cruising speed 786km/h (424kt). Max operating altitude 45,000ft. Range with max fuel and reserves 6208km (3352nm). 601-3A - Normal cruising speed 851km/h (460kt). Service ceiling 41,000ft. Range with max fuel, five pax and reserves 6236km (3365nm). 604 - Max cruising speed 882km/h (476kt), normal cruising speed 851km/h (459kt), long range cruising speed 787km/h (425kt). Certificated ceiling 41,000ft. Range with max fuel, five pax and reserves 7550km (4077nm) at long range cruising speed, 6980km (3769nm) at normal cruising speed.
  • Weights601-3A - Empty 9049kg (19,950lb), operating empty 11,605kg (25,585lb), max takeoff 19,550kg (43,100lb). 601-3R - Empty 9292kg (20,485lb), operating empty 11,566kg (25,500lb), max takeoff 19,550kg (43,100lb) or optionally 20,457kg (45,100lb). 604 - Empty 9806kg (21,620lb), operating empty 12,079kg (26,630lb), max takeoff 21,591kg (47,600lb), or optionally 21,863kg (48,200lb).
  • DimentionsWing span 19.61m (64ft 4in), length 20.85m (68ft 5in), height 6.30m (20ft 8in). Wing area 48.3m2 (520.0sq ft).
  • CapacityFlightcrew of two. Various seating options available depending on customer preference, maximum permissible seating for 19.
  • ProductionChallenger 601 production completed, with 66 601-1As, 134 601-3As and 59 601-3Rs delivered. Over 80 604s sold.

The Challenger 601 tended to the first CL-600 Challenger's weight issues and supplanted the pained ALF-502 turbofans, making an exceptionally effective full size corporate plane.

Issues with the Avco Lycoming controlled Challenger 600 headed Canadair (now a division of Bombardier) to create an incomprehensibly enhanced variation as the General Electric CF-34 fueled Challenger 601. An alternate imperative change was the expansion of winglets, which are likewise offered as a retrofit to prior flying machine. The 601 first flew on April 10 1982 and for a period was offered nearby the 600. The 600 was dropped from the model line in 1983.

Consequent advancement of the Challenger prompted the 601-3a. To begin with flying in 1987, this variation presented an EFIS glass flightdeck and updated motors. Accessible from 1989, the 601-3r was an augmented reach model with higher weights (the extent expand adjustments can likewise be retrofitted to prior 601-3as).

Further upgrades to the fundamental outline prompted the Challenger 604. Changes incorporate a progressed Collins Proline IV EFIS flying framework with shade shows, higher weights, CF-34-3b turbofans and expanded fuel tankage. Numerous other minor progressions were fused focused around Bombardier's involvement with the Canadair Regional Jet. To begin with flight with CF-34-3a motors was in September 1994, first flight with the CF-34-3b motors was on March 17 1995, with Transport Canada accreditation allowed that September. To start with conveyance was in January 1996.

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