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Challenger 605

Charter the Bombardier Challenger 605 Private Jet

Charter a private flight on the Bombardier Challenger 605, one of the best selling large-cabin jets in the world thanks to its spacious ‘walkabout’ cabin, superior performance and reliability, and incredible cost-efficiency compared to its peers.

Challenger 605 business jet

The Challenger 605 is the upgrade to the CL-604, part of Bombardier’s 600 series of corporate jets. The 605 features upgraded avionics, increased cabin comfort, and plenty of room for 9 to 12 passengers to charter transcontinental or transoceanic flights.

Air Charter Advisors has access to a global fleet of Challenger 605 private jets for your private charter flight. Aircraft rentals can be arranged in as little as 4 hours, and our Wyvern-registered brokers give you peace of mind knowing we carry some of the highest safety standards in aviation.

For pricing, hourly rates, and availability on the Challenger 605 for your private jet charter, or for information on buying/selling a CL-605, request a free quote or give us a call at 1-888-987-5387.

Key Features

  • Spacious, Wide-Body Design
  • Transcontinental & Transatlantic Range
  • Modern Cockpit with Advanced Avionics
  • Quiet, Roomy Cabin and Fully Enclosed Lavatory
  • In-Flight Access to Storage/Luggage

Challenger 605 | Pricing & Performance

The cost to charter a Bombardier Challenger 605 starts at around $7,500 an hour*. Hourly rates and pricing will vary based on year of make, upgrades and modifications, scheduling/availability and other factors.

  • Hourly Charter Rate: $7,000 – $8,000*
  • MSRP: $29,080,000
  • Avg. Cruising Speed: 528 mph (459 knots)
  • Maximum Speed: 541 mph (0.82 mach)
  • Maximum Range: 4,000 nautical miles


  • Climb Rate: 4,450 ft/min
  • Cruising Altitude: 41,000 ft
  • Cruise Speed: 561 mph
  • Max Range: 4,464 nm
  • Max Payload: 4,850 lb
  • Runway: 5,840 ft (takeoff)
  • Engines: 2x General Electric CF34-3B


  • Seating Capacity: 12
  • Cabin Height: 6 ft 1 in
  • Cabin Width: 8 ft 2 in
  • Cabin Length: 28 ft 4 in
  • Baggage Capacity: 115 cu ft (internal)
  • Bathroom: Fully Enclosed Lavatory

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Aircraft Details

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Bombardier Challenger 605 interiorBased on the hugely successful Bombardier Challenger 600 series of large-cabin business jets, the Challenger 605 is the successor to the CL-604 and was certified in 2006, entering service in 2007 less than a year after its maiden flight.

The 600 series is based on the wide-body design pioneered by Bill Lear, who created the LearStar 600 in the late 1970’s. The idea was sold to Canadair, a division of Bombardier, and the fifth generation of the 600 series has been an integral part of the company’s continued growth as a global leader in business aviation.

The 605 offers 14 percent larger windows than the 604, the most advanced cockpit available in any 600 at the time, and one of the widest cabins in its class, a signature feature of the 600 family.

The cabin width of 8’2″ is one of the widest available in a large jet, and its height of 6’1″ and overall length of nearly 30 feet give passengers the feeling of being in a comfortable living room rather than a compact cabin. The larger windows provide excellent views during your flight, and allow in plenty of natural light to reduce strain during long hauls.

Passengers have access to their belongings throughout their flight, the lavatory has been ergonomically re-designed, and reduced noise make rest and work more productive in one of the quietest cabins available.

Flight Deck upgrades include Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics and a 55% increase to display area thanks to four 10″ x 12″ LCD screens, and Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) capabilities to reduce paperwork. Optional equipment includes the Bombardier Enhanced Vision System (BVES), allowing pilots to observe runway conditions and lighting in low visibility/dark conditions, improving overall situational awareness and safety of operations.

Buy a Challenger 605 | Bombardier Challenger 605 For Sale

Challenger 605 salesThe Challenger 605 offers outstanding range, versatility, and reliability with the cost efficiency equivalent to smaller private planes. The average price for 2009-2014 pre-owned is around $9 million to $11 million USD, and this business jet is designed for seamless, straightforward maintenance, reducing the cost of operations for owners, operators, and clients.

The cost of ownership for the Challenger 605 with a total of 200 flight hours per year carries an annual budget of of around $1.25 million, including fixed costs of around $650k-$750k, and operating/variable costs of around $650-$700k. The operating cost for the Challenger 605 comes out to around $3,200-$3,500 an hour.

Want to purchase a new plane, or upgrade your business jet fleet with one of the most comfortable large cabin jets in aviation? ACA assists individuals and corporate groups with purchasing and selling all types of business jets.

We can also place your jet on the largest marketplace for on-demand aviation on the web, managing your aircraft to maximize your ownership and offset costs. Submit your information into our contact form for more information.

Popular Flight Requests

The long flight range combined with some of the fastest cruising speeds in its class with speeds up to 0.82 mach allow non-stop flights from London to New York, and it’s a great choice private jet charters between Van Nuys and Teterboro, one of the busiest in US aviation.

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Challenger 605 Services | Charters, Sales, and Management

For availability and hourly rates on hiring the Challenger 605, 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 provided courtesy of Bombardier Inc. unless noted otherwise.