Challenger 601 for Sale

Challenger 601 Ownership Overview

Since the 1980s, more than 1,060 of the Challenger 600 family has been produced, providing customers with ample opportunity to find a Challenger 601 for sale. This aircraft is an upgraded, more efficient private jet than its predecessors, appealing itself to a wide audience of buyers.

Challenger 601 Cabin Experience

The Challenger 601 is capable of transporting 9 passengers and 2 crew members. The aircraft includes a lavatory at the end of its 28ft long cabin, set inside the 68ft long fuselage. The rounded sides of the cabin allow for increased shoulder space while customers are seated.

Total cabin space is nearly 1,150 cubic feet, allowing for a width of more than 8ft and a height of more than 6ft. Typically, each passenger receives an immense 70 cubic feet of space each. The entry door is nearly 6ft tall and baggage is provided 115 cubic feet of space all in an interior compartment accessible during flight.

Challenger 601 Mission Profile

Customers who buy a Challenger 601 are those looking for a jet with an extended range, while remaining fuel efficient as its winglets are specifically designed to reduce drag. The spacious cabin interior appeals to many as it allows for plenty of room to walk around during the trip, conducive to those working on business, or needing to simply stretch their legs.

The upgraded flight system in the cockpit allows for buyers’ peace of mind as it has improved the level of operational safety. Overall, this aircraft is made for longer trips, as for reference it can fly between almost any two cities in the United States, nonstop.

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Challenger 601 Cost to Own

Acquisition cost for the Challenger 601 typically ranges from $2.1-$2.3 million, in the middle of competition such as the Gulfstream G-III and Falcon 2000 which range from $1.0-$7.6 million, respectively.  When factoring in market depreciation, the Challenger 601 once again falls in between competition at around $3.1-$3.3 million.

Challenger 601 Operating Cost

Challenger 601 direct operating cost is around $4,640 per flight hour, $900 more than that of the Falcon 2000, but $800 less than the G-III. This rate includes fuel burn as well as various maintenance, crew, and operating fees. Annual fixed cost for the Challenger 601 is nearly $890,000, less than both competitors.

Challenger 601 Performance Overview

The Challenger 601 is an ideal option for many. It’s spacious cabin is conducive to productivity and relaxation which provides buyers and passengers the best bang for their buck as it sits near the cheaper end of a range set by direct competition. Buyers looking into aircraft for sale will find that the Challenger 601 offers just what they need in terms of overall performance.

Challenger 601 Engines

The Challenger 601 is equipped with two General Electric CF34-3A engines with standard thrust reversers and 8,650lbs of thrust. The Challenger 601 has a max cruise speed of about 460kts, slower than that of both the G-III and Falcon 2000.

The aircraft can land and takeoff in the following field lengths:

  • FAR-91: 2,700ft
  • FAR-135: 3,375ft
  • FAR-121: 4,500ft

Challenger 601 Payload

Max payload for the Challenger 601 is 3,500lbs, and it can transport that capacity more than 2,700nm. The Falcon 2000 can transport more than 5,900lbs for nearly 2,000nm, whereas the G-III can transport 4,500lbs for more than 3,300nm.

Challenger 601 Range

At long-range cruise, the Challenger 601 has a range of nearly 3,300nm with a typical passenger load. The Falcon 2000 falls short, while the G-III outperforms by around 350nm.

Challenger 601 Specifications

Challenger 601 General Info
Aircraft Class Heavy Jet
Aircraft Manufacturer Bombardier Aerospace
Aircraft Year of Manufacture 1983 - 1992
Challenger 601 Financial Data
Acquisition Cost $1,980,000 - $2,420,000
Variable Cost $4,174 - $5,102/hr
Annual Cost $2,630,125 - $3,214,597
Fixed Cost $89,081 - $801,726
Market Depreciation $150,000
Retail Charter Rate $4,700/hr
Average Charter Net $462/hr
Challenger 601 Performance Data
Fuel Burn 370 gal/hr
Max Cruise 460 kts
135 Landing 3,375 ft
135 Takeoff 3,375 ft
91 Landing 2,700 ft
91 Takeoff 2,700 ft
121 Landing 4,500 ft
121 Takeoff 4,500 ft
Max Payload 3,500 lbs
Basic Operating Weight 26,000 lbs
Max Takeoff Weight 43,100 lbs
Challenger 601 Cabin Details
Cabin Dimensions 28'3" x 8'2" x 6'1"
Cabin Volume 1403
Seat Count 9-12