Bombardier Challenger 300: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

Terry Spruce
By Terry Spruce August 21, 2010 15:26

Bombardier Challenger 300: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

Launched at the Paris Air Show in 1999 as the Bombardier Continental – as part of a new family of executive jets – the aircraft was renamed as the Challenger 300 in September 2002, certified in 2003 and entered service in 2004.

The Challenger 300 can carry 15 passengers in high-density with two crew, flying 3,100 nautical miles, but a more typical load for the aircraft is eight passengers and two crew. The aircraft is powered by two Honeywell HTF7000 turbofans, each giving 6,826 lbs of thrust and the aircraft’s cockpit is fitted with a Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics suite.

The Challenger 300 can fly at 541 miles per hours and has a service ceiling of 45,000 feet. The aircraft needs a runway of 4,810 feet to take-off and 2,600 feet to land. It has a forward refreshment centre, rather than a full galley, and a lavatory on board.


Hard Facts

Range: 3,568 miles/5,741 kms/3,100 nautical miles
Typical passengers: 8 (typical) 15 (high density)
Typical crew: 2
Cabin space: 860 ft3 / 24.35 m3
Maximum speed: 541 mph/870 kmph/mach 0.82 
Recommended cruise: 528 mph/850 kmph/mach 0.80
Competitor aircraft: Learjet 85, Bombardier Challenger 605, Citation Latiitide, Citation Sovereign, Citation X, Falcon 2000DX, 2000LX EASy, Legacy 450, Legacy 500, Legacy 600, Gulfstream G150, G200, G280, G350, G450, Hawker 850XP, 900XP, 4000
How much does a new Challenger 300 cost? $24.3m
Hourly operating cost: $7,250
First delivery: 2006
World fleet:
364 (as at July 2012)
Fractional operators include: Flexjet
Aircraft manufacturer: Bombardier
Engine manufacturer: Honeywell
Engine type (number):
HTF7000 (2)

Terry Spruce
By Terry Spruce August 21, 2010 15:26

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