Challenger 600 Overview
The Bombardier Challenger 600 was originally designed as the LearStar 600 which was then sold to Canadair (now under Bombardier Aerospace), renamed, and underwent a few structural changes. It typically seats eight to twelve passengers, but can be configured for as many as 18.
Challenger 600 Interior
The cabin’s design is wide and roomy, being one of the first produced with “walk-around” space. The aircraft has a fully enclosed lavatory and 115 cubic feet of luggage space. It is notable for having a rather quiet cabin with low vibration levels. There are six cabin windows on each side of the fuselage.
Challenger 600 Performance
The original LearStar was designed for long range and was one of the first aircraft to use a supercritical wing. The Challenger 600 maintained these attributes with only a few changes, including a redesigned tail area. The design also included all swept surfaces and a low-mounted wing, and winglets were added later in production.
Though the original aircraft was produced with maximum takeoff weight restrictions, a later program was implemented to reduce weight and drag, and therefore improve range. The Challenger 600 flies on two Avco Lycoming ALF-502L turbofan engines.