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Challenger 601

Charter the Challenger 601 Business Jet from Bombardier

Air Charter Advisors connects you to a global fleet of Bombardier Challenger 601 business jets for private flights to/from any destination around the world.

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This large cabin corporate jet was designed to provide the ultimate sense of comfort for executes traveling around the world. It offers the same wide-body comfort offers superior comfort of its predecessor, and still delivers transcontinental range and non-stop flights between almost any two cities in the United States.

The Challenger 601 replaced the 600 in production, addressing the previous model’s problems with weight distribution, and receiving upgraded engines in the process. The Challenger 601 series comes in a few variations: the 601-1A601-3A601-3R, and 601-3A/ER. All of them offer the same 8.2 foot wide cabin, with comfortable seating for up to 10 passengers, and alternate configurations that can accommodate up to 19.

Key Features

  • Powerful engines offering transcontinental range
  • Higher capacity fuel tanks
  • Wide-body cabin over 6′ tall and 8′ wide
  • Deluxe galley and a fully enclosed lavatory
  • Advanced avionics with easy handling

Challenger 601 Pricing, Performance, & Specifications

The hourly rates for private flights on the Challenger 601 start at around $5,500 per hour*. Hourly rates vary based on model, availability, amenities, re-positioning, scheduling, routing, passengers, luggage totals, and more.

  • Year of Make: 1983 – 1992
  • Hourly Charter Rate: $5,400 – $6,500*
  • MSRP: $1.3 – $2.5 million (pre-owned)


  • Crew: 2
  • Capacity: 10 seats (up to 19)
  • Empty Weight: 27,150 lbs (12,315 kg)
  • Max Takeoff Weight: 48,200 lbs (21,863 kg)
  • Engines: 2x General Electric CF43-1A engines


  • Cruising Speed: 528 mph (458 kts)
  • Maximum Speed: 549 mph (0.71 mach)
  • Range: 3,875 nautical miles


  • Length: 28’3″
  • Width: 8 ft 2 in
  • Height: 6 ft 1 in
  • Volume: 1,403 cubic ft
  • Baggage Capacity: 115 cu. ft.

The spacious cabin of the Challenger 601 may include amenities such as DVD and entertainment systems, tablets equipped with climate control applications, Wi-Fi, and laptop connections. A fully enclosed bathroom and a large galley come standard.

Buy or Sell a Challenger 601

Air Charter Advisors can help with the sale or acquisition of a new or pre-owned business jet for personal or corporate use, including access to pre-owned Bombardier Challenger 601 private jets.

The cost of ownership for the Challenger 601-3A with a total of 200 hours of flight time per year carries an annual budget of around $1.33 million, including fixed costs of around $525k-$625k, and operating/variable costs of around $750k-$825k. The operating cost for the Challenger 601-3A comes out to around $3,875 an hour.

The stand-up, flat floor cabin inside the Challenger along with its cross country range and seating for 10 or more passengers made the 601 one of the most popular business jets of the 1980s. By the mid 900s, it was developed into the Bombardier Challenger 604, one of the most popular business jets in private aviation.

Pre-owned models are available with an average price tag of around $1,995,000. Our advisors offer access to pre-owned aircraft both on and off market, along with charter sales and aircraft management services for new aircraft owners.

Give us a call or submit a request for more information to buy or sell a Bombardier Challenger 601

Challenger 601 Services | Charter, Sales, and Management

Our private jet charter company offers on-demand aviation services on the Challenger 601 from Bombardier. Call us at 888-987-JETS (5387) for everything from aircraft rentals, heavy jet cards, and fractional programs, to CL-601 ownership, sales, management, and marketing services.