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Challenger 604

Charter a Bombardier Challenger 604 Private Jet

Fly private on the Challenger 604 from Bombardier Inc., the large cabin heavy jet that raised the bar for business aviation.

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Introduced in 1995, the CL-604 cruises at speeds of up to 541 mph, delivers intercontinental range of more than 4,000 nautical miles, and has room to seat up to 12, making it one of the most frequently chartered large jets in business and luxury aviation.

Executives and enterprises love its lower charter costs, making it an appealing alternative to hiring Gulfstream, Global and Falcon long-range business jets.

Air Charter Advisors offers instant access to an array of Challenger 604 private jets for your flight. Our private jet services can have you in the air in as little as 4 hours, and we can arrange a variety of luxury concierge services to perfectly complement your luxury flight, from ground transportation, helicopter lifts, and private yacht rentals.

For pricing and availability on Challenger 604 jet charter service, private jet membership and jet cards, or for information on purchasing/selling a CL-604, call one of our advisors at 1-888-987-5387.

Key Features

  • Proven, Valuable Business Jet
  • Seating Configurations for 12, sometimes more
  • Easily Accessible Luggage Compartment
  • Large Cabin with Standing Room
  • Private Galley and Lavatory

Challenger 604 | Pricing & Performance

The cost to charter the Bombardier Challenger 604 starts at around $7,500 an hour* and will vary based on several factors, including year of make, aircraft positioning/scheduling, passenger totals, flight routing, interior upgrades/modifications, and more.

  • Year of Make: 1998 – 2005
  • Manufacturer: Bombardier
  • Class: Heavy Jet
  • MSRP: $22,000,000
  • Hourly Charter Rate: $7,000 – $9,000*

General Details

  • Crew: 2 pilots
  • Capacity: up to 18 passengers
  • Height: 20 ft 7 in
  • Wingspan: 64 ft 3 in
  • Length: 68 ft 3 in
  • MTOW: 48,200 lb
  • Max Payload: 4,900 lb
  • Avionics: Rockwell Collins ProLine 4

Performance Specifications

  • Maximum Speed: 541 mph (0.82 Mach)
  • Cruising Speed: 528 mph (459 knots)
  • Maximum Range: 4,077 nautical miles
  • Climb Rate: 4,345 ft/min
  • Cruise Altitude: 41,000 ft
  • Cruise Speed: 502 mph
  • Runway: 5,840 ft (take-off)
  • Engines: 2x General Electric CF34-3B turbofans
  • Thrust: 9,220 lbf (41 kN) each

Interior Dimensions

  • Seats: 8 + divan
  • Cabin Height: 6 ft 1 in
  • Cabin Width: 8 ft 2 in
  • Cabin Length: 28 ft 5 in
  • Cabin Volume: 1,150 cu ft
  • Baggage Capacity: 115 cu ft (internal)
  • Bathroom: Fully Enclosed Lavatory

Challenger 604 Photo Gallery

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Aircraft Details

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The Challenger 604 is the best-selling jet in its class, and the ideal large jet to hire for long-distance flights across the country, or to Europe, Asia, and other destinations around the world.

Deliveries started in 1995 as the successor to the CL-601, and it was one of the first business jets designed with a super-critical wing, offering an improved range of 4,000 nautical miles. Certified for civil operations in 30 countries, it’s beloved for its proven dependability, reliability and outstanding value.

The interior cabin is typically configured to comfortably seat 10 – 12 passengers in double-club or forward club/half club/divan arrangements, with stand-up room of over six feet and a noise insulation system for superior cabin comfort. The cabin also includes a private galley and full lavatory, and access to luggage compartments mid-flight.

Many of the CL-604 available on the charter market have undergone major upgrades and modifications to allow for more passengers, more productivity, or a more luxurious in-flight experience.

As of 2014, the market for a Challenger 604 is 100% pre-owned. Are you looking to acquire a 604 of your own, or to upgrade your business fleet with a high-performance heavy jet?

ACA is here to assist private individuals and corporate flight departments with purchasing and selling private planes, including the CL-604. We can also place your plane on the largest online marketplace for on-demand charter aviation, and manage your aircraft to maximize your ownership. Submit a request using our contact form for more information.

On-Demand -vs- Jet Cards

Jet cards enhance your private aviation experience with added convenience and flexibility, but upfront membership fees can be quite steep. Plus, once you purchase a 25 or 50-hour jet card, you’re locked into a fixed rate for all of our flights.

The average hourly jet card rates for large jets including the Challenger 604 can run as high as $10,000 – $15,000 an hour, depending on your provider and level of membership.

When you request a quote from Air Charter Advisors, we search a market consisting of thousands of large cabin heavy jets available for charter, including several Challenger 604 within our private jet network. We may also be able to locate an empty leg, which can make jet card pricing look like airborne robbery.

Our relationships and industry knowledge allows us to offer quotes for on-demand charter flights jet card pricing can’t compete with. Since we’re not limited by fleet or region, we’re able to locate the best deal for each and every flight, potentially saving you thousands compared to jet card memberships.

Already own a large cabin jet card? Request a free, no-obligation quote for your next flight and compare us to your current plan! It might be financially beneficial to charter on-demand, and save your hours for future flights.

Special Missions

The Challenger 604 is one of the most heavily modified large-cabin jets in business and luxury aviation, offering a variety of passenger layouts, entertainment, and connectivity upgrades, along with many enhancements and amenities to create a more luxurious, comfortable in-flight experience, as well as more productivity in the sky.

The 604 is also a very popular choice among military, political, and humanitarian missions, with several variants manufactured to meet the requirements of government officials, military applications, and NGO’s from around the world.

It’s impressive flexibility and capabilities have also created some of the most unique heavy jets in the world, one of which our team has direct access to offer the most comfortable for of private air travel for passengers who utilize a wheelchair.

Our team arranges charter flights on a one-of-a-kind CL-604 with a hydraulic wheelchair lift, offering the most convenient and comfortable form of travel for passengers, providing the freedom to truly fly on their own terms.

Buy or Sell a Challenger 604

Air Charter Advisors can assist business groups and HNWI’s interested in purchasing a Bombardier Challenger 604 business jet.

The cost of ownership for the Challenger 604 with a total of 200 hours of flight time per year carries an annual budget of around $1.25 million, including fixed costs of around $555k-$605k, and operating/variable costs of around $700k. The operating cost for the Challenger 604 comes out to around $3,500 an hour, or about 10 percent higher than the Challenger 605.

This business jet was introduced in 1998 with a price tag of $27 million, and after one of the most successful production runs of the 600 series, there are several pre-owned models listed for purchase on the used aircraft market. The cost to acquire a pre-owned Challenger 604 starts at around $3,500,000 with some aircraft priced up to $5,500,000.

Our advisors can assist new aircraft owners every step of the way, from acquiring their new or pre-owned aircraft to offering charter sales, marketing, and aircraft management services. Call or email us for more information to buy or sell a Bombardier Challenger 604.

Popular Flight Requests

The Challenger 604 offers executive and leisure travelers an impressive flight range, performing non-stop flights between two of the most popular destinations in private aviation, New York City and Los Angeles.

Challenger 604 Services | Charters, Sales, and Management

For availability and hourly rates on chartering the Challenger 604, or acquisitions, sales, fractional ownership, and jet card membership info, call us at 1-888-987-5387.

* Average hourly rates vary depending on make, model and year; amenities, routing and scheduling/availability, and do not include fuel, taxes, crew charges, ramp, hangar, FBO, overnights, daily minimums, taxes, international fees, catering, ground transport, or de-icing. If you would like an accurate quote, please call or email. Pictures are for example only. The age, color, interior layout, hourly rates, specifications, dimensions may all vary between aircraft. All images copyrighted and provided courtesy of Bombardier Inc. unless noted otherwise.