In the late 1990s, jet manufacturers dreamed up a new category for corporate jet aircraft: the super-midsize. With the large-cabin comfort of a heavy jet, but the efficient performance of a mid-sized option, it’s no wonder aircraft like the Challenger 300 have enjoyed enormous popularity as corporate jet charters.
The Challenger 300 from Bombardier has paced the super-mid category ever since its 2001 maiden flight out of the Bombardier plant in Wichita, Kansas. Hundreds of Challenger 300 aircraft remain in active service today. This popular trans-continental corporate jet delivers nonstop U.S. coast-to-coast flights with 20% more range, 39% more cabin space, and more access to short runway airports than any other private charter aircraft in its class.
No cabin in the super-mid category can compare with the roomy comfort of the Challenger 300. The flat-floor stand-up cabin has 6’1” of headroom and spacious leather seating for eight to ten business passengers. The generous 25’2” long and 7’2” wide interior includes an ample forward galley and a fully-enclosed restroom (with a sink).
The two most common seating configurations are either a pair of club-four groupings (single executive seats) or a single club-four grouping followed by a side-oriented three-seat divan and two more executive seats. There’s another (tenth) optional seat available in the enclosed aft lavatory. High-density configurations can support up to 16 total seats.
If you’re accustomed to squeezing into midsize and smaller jets, the Challenger 300 cabin will offer you a new, expansive perspective on business charter flights.
The durable all-metal airframe of the Challenger 300 includes winglets to reduce lift-induced drag and tricycle-type landing gear that are steerable (the two-wheel nose gear) and hydraulically retractable. Pilots and passengers enjoy long-lasting safety and service life from the Goodrich carbon composite in the disc brake system.
The wings, engines, windscreen, and other parts are protected by a combination of electrical and engine bleed air anti-icing systems in wintry environments and colder, high-altitude temperatures. Inside the ergonomically designed flight deck, pilots benefit from a reliable Rockwell Collins glass-panel avionics suite. Flight systems such as a dual VHF omnidirectional radio ranger, GPS, and digital weather radar keep the flight safe, controlled, and on course.
The Challenger 300 cabin is outfitted to meet the needs of both a corporate working environment and a more relaxed networking trip. The swiveling recliner seats each feature telephone and power points, and the three-seat divan converts into a bed for in-flight R&R on late or overnight trips.
The galley not only stocks a generous supply of refreshments but provides a microwave for fresh, hot meals. Luggage is accessible directly from the cabin, and the storage area is spacious enough to accommodate larger items like skis and golf clubs.
In-flight WiFi and satellite phone service are just the beginning of the Challenger 300’s technology conveniences. One feature most appreciated by passengers is the incredible Lufthansa Technik Nice cabin-management and entertainment system. The two dozen hidden transducers (mounted beneath interior cabin panels) create nearly uniform cabin sound.
Surround yourself in music from a favorite artist, make a business call, recline your seat back, and enjoy a relaxing, nonstop flight on this decked-out private aircraft.
The twin Honeywell HTF7000 engines each provide 6,826 pounds of powerful thrust. Even with a full load of fuel, the Challenger 300 takes off and lands easily on sub-5,000-foot runways (and climbs over 4,200 feet per minute)! You’ll enjoy a robust 3,065 nautical miles of long-range power for potential nonstop routes D.C. to San Francisco, New York to London, or Miami to Seattle.
The Challenger 300 makes this incredible range possible while burning as little as 178 gallons of fuel per hour (at a peak-efficiency cruising speed of about 470 knots).
|MARKET SUMMARY||FLIGHT ACTIVITY (LAST 365 DAYS)|
|In Operation||453||Number of Flights||50,796|
|For Sale||29||Average Distance||716 (nm)|
|Asking Price||$6,500,000 to $11,000,000||Average Flight Time||
|Manufacturer Year||2004 to 2013||Total Flight Time||
|DIRECT OPERATING COSTS (US AVERAGE)||TOTAL FIXED & DIRECT COSTS (NO DEPRECIATION)|
|Block Speed Statute Miles/Hour||501||Cost/Hour||$4,900|
|Total Cost Per Statute Mile||$7.05||Cost/Statute Mile||$9.71|
*Data as of September 2020
Get in touch with Hangar 7 Aviation to book a Challenger 300 jet for your next corporate charter aircraft! Our team would love to talk with you more about the options and capabilities you’ll have with this ever-popular private jet.
As a best-in-class super-midsize aircraft, you’ll have the freedom to hop coasts or cross oceans in comfort while controlling costs with efficient performance.