Bombardier announced it has expanded its Challenger family of business jets with the addition of the new Challenger 650 aircraft. In partnership with NetJets, the global launch customer for the aircraft, the Challenger 650 jet was introduced at the National Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (NBAA) in Orlando, Florida during a special unveiling event.
On June 11, 2012, NetJets placed a firm order for 25 Challenger 650 jets, formerly referred to as theChallenger 605 “NG”, with options for 50 additional aircraft. The Signature Series brand of the Challenger 650 aircraft has been designed with unique features such as customized cabinetry, seating, next-generation In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) and lighting. Deliveries of the aircraft are scheduled to begin in 2015.
Performance and Efficiency The Challenger 650 aircraft’s enhanced GE engines offer greater thrust, shorter take-off distance, extra payload capacity and greater range capabilities out of challenging airports. With a true 4,000 nm (7,408 km) range capability, the Challenger 650 jet will connect London to New York, Dubai to London and Sao Paulo to Miami non-stop.*
Comfort and Technology The Challenger 650 aircraft’s widest-in-class cabin has been completely redesigned to offer the ultimate in-flight experience, with breakthrough design attributes and unique expressions of comfort, control and connectivity. Inspired by the design and ergonomics of the new Challenger 350 aircraft, the Challenger 650jet will feature redesigned seats and galley, business aviation’s most advanced and best equipped Cabin Management System, largest-in-class HD monitors, Audio Video on Demand, Bluetooth integration and industry-leading connectivity capabilities.
The Challenger 650 aircraft will feature the Bombardier Vision flight deck, providing pilots with cutting edge technology and superior design aesthetics for new levels of control and comfort, in addition to increasing situational awareness and reducing pilot workload. The combination of the capabilities provides the best value in business aviation: latest generation Flight Management Computer, Synthetic Vision System, MultiScan™ weather radar and available head-up display.