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Challenger 650

Charter a Private Flight on the Challenger 650 Large Cabin Business Jet from Bombardier

The Bombardier Challenger 650 is a major upgrade to the proven reliability, efficiency, in-flight experience, and overall value of the Challenger 605, featuring a redesigned, widest-in-class interior cabin, improved takeoff thrust, and increased range.

Bombardier Challenger 650

Although it’s marketed as a large cabin jet – it’s interior is as wide as a Global Express – the Challenger 650 business jet is marketed as a high-end super-midsize aircraft with ultra long-range capabilities, offering transcontinental range of 4,000 nautical miles, cruising speeds of 528 mph, and flexible seating arrangements for up to 12 passengers.

The aircraft comes with luxurious handcrafted seats, a full galley, enclosed lavatory, personal storage around the seats, and a high-definition cabin management/in-flight entertainment system designed by Lufthansa Technik.

Call ACA to rent a Challenger 650 business jet for your next luxury flight, executive jet charter, or corporate flight.

Key Features

  • Proven, Reliable Platform
  • Industry-Leading Value
  • Flexible Seating for up to 12 Passengers
  • Spacious Galley
  • Enclosed Lavatory
  • Intercontinental Range

Challenger 650 | Charter Pricing & Performance

The cost to charter a Bombardier Challenger 650 starts at around $9,000* an hour. The average hourly rates will vary based on model, date & time, scheduling, routing, total passengers, baggage amounts, and additional factors. Please request a quote or call us directly for a free, no obligation, to-the-dollar charter quote.

  • Hourly Charter Rate: $8,500-$11,000*
  • MSRP: $32,000,000
  • Avg. Cruising Speed: 470 knots (528 mph)
  • Maximum Speed: 652 mph (0.85 mach)
  • Maximum Range: 4,000 nautical miles

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“I think it reflects everything that an airplane should be today. The seats are bigger and the galley is better suited for servicing passengers. The engines have more thrust. The performance is better.” ~ John Travolta at NBAA BACE 2014

The Challenger 650, produced by Bombardier Aerospace, made its debut at EBACE, the European Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition held annually in Geneva, and is the latest entry into the Challenger 600 series of private business jets.

Typical cabin configuration for 10 passengers.

The 650’s passenger cabin is 5″ wider than any jet in its class, and comes available in four different floor plans. Although typically configured for 10 passengers (as seen above), it’s also the only jet in its class that can accommodate seating for up to 12.

The cabin also measures 6’1″ feet tall and has an overall length of 28’4″ feet, allowing plenty of room for executive and luxury travelers to stretch and relax mid-flight.

Interior amenities include wide seats, additional storage throughout the cabin, divans, an extended lavatory/full-size changing room, a four person conference table available for business meetings and in-flight productivity, and a state-of-the-art cabin management system for work or play.

The galley has been redesigned with a high-temperature oven and larger appliances, cutting the time for meal prep in half, an important time-saving factor many don’t consider when preparing in-flight meals for 12 passengers and crew.

The generously sized lavatory includes a solid door and offers plenty of room to easily move around. Passengers have full access to their luggage and other items just beyond the lavatory, making it easy to freshen up and change outfits after longer flights.

Bombardier employs General Electric CF34-3B MTO turbofan engines to power the 650. The new engines are an optimized version of GE’s proven CF34-3 with more than 5,6000 engines in service and a 99.9% dispatch rate as of 2016. The new engines improve take-off thrust for short-field take-offs, while maintaining its track record of durability and reliability.

Advanced avionics on-board include Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 Advanced suite with four large displays; Dual Flight Management System with LPV and RNP approach capabilities; Synthetic Vision System (SVS); MultiScan weather radar; Dual Inertial Reference System (IRS); and Dual SBAS/WAAS GPS.

Buy a Challenger 650 | Bombardier Challenger 650 For Sale

Air Charter Advisors offers assistance for HNWI’s and corporate flight groups looking to buy or sell a Bombardier Challenger 650. Introduced in 2015, this wide body business jet is still in production with a price tag of around $32 million USD. This is slightly more expensive than the $27 million Challenger 605, which is around the cost for a pre-owned 650.

The cost of ownership for the Challenger 650 across a total of 200 hour of flight time carries an annual budget of around $1.15 million, including fixed costs of around $555k, and operating/variable costs of around $600k. The operating cost for the Challenger 650 comes out to around $3,000-$3,250 an hour.

Although it doesn’t offer the same long-range capabilities as Global and Gulfstream jets in its category, it’s still able to fly non-stop from New York to London, Dubai to London, or Los Angeles to Hawaii.

Our advisors can help with every step, from the acquisition and delivery of your private jet to charter sales, aircraft management, and more. Call or email us for more information to buy a Bombardier Challenger 650.

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Able to perform at high cruise speeds of 540mph (0.70 mach), the CL-650 can fly between destinations such as London and New York or Miami and Los Angeles faster than its competition, excluding the Gulfstream G280.

Its maximum ceiling of 41,000 feet means flying over bad conditions without diverting course, and with a take-off distance of 5,640 feet and landing distance of 2,775 feet, this business jet is certified for steep approaches, allowing executives to access smaller airports such as London City (LCY), and challenging airports like Aspen-Pitkin (ASE).

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Challenger 650 Service | Charter, Sales, and Management

Want to book your next executive charter flight on a Bombardier CL-650? Looking to own one privately or as part of a fractional ownership plan? Perhaps you’re interested in purchasing a jet card for a wide-cabin, transatlantic business jet. No matter what you’re looking for, we’re your source for all of your private aviation services. Call us directly at 1-888-987-5387 or contact us via e-mail with any questions or requests regarding the Bombardier Challenger 650 business jet.

* 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.