The Challenger 601-3R is a twin turbofan, long range, wide-body business aircraft configured as a cantilever low, swept-wing monoplane. It has retractable tricycle landing gear with dual wheels on each unit and a trailing link main gear design. Aerodynamic refinements, such as the addition of drag-reducing winglets, have been combined with increased fuel capacity to give the 601 the transoceanic range originally planned for the Challenger series. The 601-3R incorporates a fully-automated digital glass cockpit and exceptionally roomy interior to ensure Canadair’s place in the world-class, large business jet market.
The Challenger 601-3R has a maximum occupancy of 19, but typical configurations accommodate 10-12 passengers with a deluxe galley and lavatory, and amenities appropriate for the relatively long leg times expected of an aircraft of this class. The large fuselage cross section of the Challenger yields a cabin width of over 8 feet, a length of over 28 feet and a standup height of slightly over 6 feet in a cabin that is noted for its low noise levels.
|Characteristics||Challenger 601-3R, CL-600-2B16|
|External Dimensions (ft)||Challenger 601-3R, CL-600-2B16|
|Internal Dimensions (ft)||Challenger 601-3R, CL-600-2B16|
|Internal Length (Overall/Net Height)||28.3|
|Internal Width (Max/Floor)||8.2/7.2|
|Power||Challenger 601-3R, CL-600-2B16|
|Engines||2 GE CF34-3A1|
|Output (lbs ea.)/Flat Rating||8,729 ISA+21|