Challenger 650

Challenger 650

Versatility with the widest-in-class cabin

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The Challenger 650 aircraft has industry leading dispatch reliability, class-leading power for mission equipment, over 11 hours of endurance, class-leading maintenance intervals and ample cabin space for workstations and mission equipment. There are more specialized Challenger 600 series aircraft in operation than all direct competitors combined.

Challenger 650 Rega Cabine

Specialized aircraft attributes

  • The longest maintenance intervals versus its competitors
  • Best-in-class power generation without modification
  • Proven shapes and modification capabilities such as additional antennae, radars, air operable doors, panoramic windows required for key missions
  • Cooling capabilities for critical mission equipment
  • Full compliance with all existing CNS/ATM mandates, and capable of steep approach and operating on challenging runways

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Challenger 650 Ambulance

The flexibility for:

  • A distinguished floorplan for VIP & Head of State transportation 
  • Up to 4 stretchers for medevac transportation
  • Conversion between medical evacuation,  VIP and Head of State floorplans
  • Up to 6 workstations for specialized missions

The Challenger 650 aircraft is ideal for:

Flight Inspection Weather/Atmospheric observation
Head of State transport Medevac
Maritime Surveillance Search & rescue
ISR, AEW, EW Multi-role
Target towing  

More about the Challenger 650


The Challenger 650 aircraft's wing was designed to provide you with a smooth ride from takeoff to touchdown.


The best-selling large business jet platform of all time with over 1,000 deliveries and counting.

Longest Maintenance Intervals

The Challenger 650 aircraft has the longest maintenance intervals versus its competitors.

More available cabin space in flight

All the space in a Challenger 650 aircraft is useable in flight, including the baggage bay. The additional space can be used for mission equipment, transporting crew belongings or accessing an air operable door.


Low parts costs, long maintenance intervals and superior fuel efficiency make the Challenger 650 the aircraft of choice among corporate flight departments and charter operators.


With an industry-leading dispatch reliability of over 99.9 percent, the Challenger 650 platform was designed to deliver on safety and peace of mind.

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Challenger 650

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Challenger 650 design to deliver

Designed to deliver

Challenger 650 cockpit

Best equipped cockpit in its class

Fly confidently with the Bombardier Vision flight deck. The Challenger 650 aircraft is equipped to meet current and upcoming navigational requirements* and offers the industry’s most extensive baseline feature set including synthetic vision and MultiScan weather radar.

Challenger 350 cockpit technology


Sharing much of the same functionality as the Proline Fusion found on our Global aircraft, the Challenger 650 aircraft is available with all the technology you need today and tomorrow.

  • Baseline ADS-B Out
  • FANS 1/A+ (CPDLC & ADS-C) capable
  • RNP AR 0.3 capable
Challenger 650 performance

It all comes together here

Challenger 650 smooth ride

Smooth ride

The Challenger 650 aircraft’s wing design delivers an ultra-smooth ride ensuring that you arrive at your destination refreshed and well-rested.

Challenger 650 reliability

Over 5 million flight hours and going strong

The Challenger 650 aircraft delivers class-leading reliability with more system redundancies than any of its competitors.

Challenger 650 fully-equipped

Business within reach

Fly 4,000 nm, fully-equipped. Link the world’s financial capitals such as New York and London or Dubai and Singapore.

Challenger 650 steep approach certification

Land in London City

With its steep approach certification, the Challenger 650 aircraft can access London City Airport. It can also operate in and out of challenging airports like Aspen and Lugano, so you can always get closer to your destination.

Challenger 650 top view
Challenger 650 top view CAD


Challenger 650 top view CAD


Challenger 650 top view CAD


  • Maximum range 4,000 nm 7,408 km

(Theoretical range with NBAA IFR Reserves, ISA, LRC, 6 pax /2 crew. Actual range will be affected by speed, weather, selected options and other factors.)


  • Passengers: Up to 12


  • 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)


Speed (mach)

  • Top speed 0.85
  • High-speed cruise 0.82
  • Typical cruise speed 0.80

Airfield Performance

  • Takeoff distance (SL, ISA, MTOW) 5,640 ft
  • Landing distance (SL, ISA, typical) 2,402 ft

Airfield Performance

  • Takeoff distance (SL, ISA, MTOW) 1,720 m
  • Landing distance (SL, ISA, typical) 732 m

Operating Altitude

  • Maximum operating altitude 41,000 ft
  • Initial cruise altitude (MTOW) 37,000 ft

Operating Altitude

  • Maximum operating altitude 12,497 m
  • Initial cruise altitude (MTOW) 11,278 m


  • GE CF34-3B MTO
  • Thrust: 9,220 lbf (41kN)
  • Flat rated to ISA + 15°C
64 ft 4 in 19.6 m
Challenger 650 front view
20 ft 8 in 6.3 m
68 ft 5 in 20.9 m
Challenger 650 side view


  • Cabin height 6 ft 0 in
  • Cabin width 7 ft 11 in
  • Cabin length (1) 25 ft 7 in

(1) From cockpit divider to aft most cabin without baggage compartment.


  • Cabin height 1.83 m
  • Cabin width 2.41 m
  • Cabin length (1) 7.80 m

(1) From cockpit divider to aft most cabin without baggage compartment.


  • Length 68 ft 5 in
  • Wingspan 64 ft 4 in
  • Height 20 ft 8 in


  • Length 20.9 m
  • Wingspan 19.6 m
  • Height 6.3 m


  • Maximum ramp weight 48,300 lb
  • Maximum takeoff weight 48,200 lb
  • Maximum landing weight 38,000 lb
  • Maximum zero-fuel weight 32,000 lb
  • Basic operating weight 27,150 lb
  • Maximum fuel weight 20,000 lb
  • Maximum payload 4,850 lb


  • Maximum ramp weight 21,909 kg
  • Maximum takeoff weight 21,863 kg
  • Maximum landing weight 17,237 kg
  • Maximum zero-fuel weight 14,515 kg
  • Basic operating weight 12,315 kg
  • Maximum fuel weight 9,072 kg
  • Maximum payload 2,200 kg

All specifications and data are approximate, may change without notice and subject to certain operating rules, assumptions and other conditions. The interior images shown are for information purposes only and may represent some optional configurations. The information contained herein does not constitute an offer, commitment, representation, guarantee or warranty of any kind and the configuration and performance of any aircraft shall be determined in a final purchase agreement. MultiScan is a registered trademark of Collins Aerospace.*As such requirements are published from time to time by Transport Canada, the FAA or EASA. Photography by Swiss Air-Rescue Rega.