Challenger 601 Private Jet Charter

The Challenger 601, comfortably seating twelve passengers, flies at a cruise speed of 443 mph. Along with a spacious cabin, stretching over twenty-eight feet, the Challenger 601 features a full lavatory and a very large baggage capacity.

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Challenger 601 Private Jet Charter Flights and Prices

The Challenger 601, comfortably seating twelve passengers, flies at a cruise speed of 443 mph. Along with a spacious cabin, stretching over twenty-eight feet, the Challenger 601 features a full lavatory and a very large baggage capacity.

The average hourly rental rate of the Challenger 601 is around 6,800 USD per hour.

The average purchase price of a new Challenger 601 is 18,000,000 USD.

The average purchase price of a pre-owned Challenger 601 is 2,400,000 USD.

Aircraft Size

Aircraft sizeEnglishMetric
Length68.5 ft20.88 m
Wing Span61.1 ft18.62 m
Height20.8 ft6.34 m
Bag. Capacity132 ft³3.74 m³

Cabin Size

Cabin sizeEnglishMetric
Length28.3 ft 8.64 m
Width8.2 ft 2.5 m
Height6.1 ft 1.86 m
Area1417.18 ft³ 40.14 m³

Aircraft Seats

Max Seating12
Typical Seating9

Average Prices

Purchase New18,000,000 USD18,000,000 EUR
Purchase Used2,400,000 USD2,400,000 EUR
Hourly rate6,800 USD/hour6,800 EUR/hour

Performance Specifications

IFR Range3365 nm6232 km
Cruise Speed477 KTAS883 km/h
Certified Ceiling41000 ft12497 m
Rate of Climb4200 ft/m1280 m/m
Takeoff Distance5400 ft1646 m
Landing Distance2925 ft892 m
Max Takeoff Weight43100 lbs19550 kg
Max Landing Weight36000 lbs16329 kg
Useful Weight17350 lbs7870 kg
Payload with Full Fuel930 lbs422 kg

More about the Challenger 601

While the Challenger 600 was an impressive addition to the business jet market, the Challenger 601 showcases dramatic improvements. This Challenger model takes the best of the Challenger 600 and implements enhanced designs. With new, more reliable engines, drag reducing winglets, and an improved range, the Challenger 601 did not disappoint passengers or pilots. The Challenger 601 features amenities such as an enclosed full lavatory and a large galley.

Production of the Challenger 601-1A started in 1983 and ended in 1987, during which time over 60 of these aircraft were manufactured. After production of the Challenger 601 model ceased, different variants of the Challenger 601 were being developed, certified, and produced.

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Key Features of the Challenger 601

Like its predecessor, the Challenger 601 offers a roomy, spacious cabin, measuring 28.3 feet long, 6.1 feet high, and 8.2 feet wide. This wide body cabin design is ideal for long trips, allowing passengers the ability to walk around. This private jet is normally configured to comfortably sit between eight to twelve passengers. With a 115 cubic feet internal baggage storage capacity, every passenger will be able to keep their necessities nearby. As with the other aircraft in the Challenger family, the Challenger 601 feature a quiet cabin with little vibration due to its supercritical wing design. Twelve cabin windows surround the cabin, allowing plenty of light for a comfortable environment. The Challenger 601 features drag-reducing winglets which, when combined with the increase in fuel capacity, allow this private jet an impressive transoceanic range. 

Capabilities of the Challenger 601

The Challenger 601 is equipped with two GE CF34 high bypass ratio turbofan engines, giving this private business jet over 1,000 pounds of additional thrust when compared to its predecessor. With a rating of 8,650 pounds of thrust per engine, it is easy to see how this private jet achieves a climb rate of 4,259 feet per minute. The Challenger 601 boasts an impressive range of 3,290 nautical miles. The Challenger 604 requires 5,840 feet of runway to take off on a standard day, and has an extraordinary climbing capacity of 4,200 feet per minute with both engines at full throttle. The cabin of the aircraft is rated for 8.8 psi, which means that this private jet is capable of maintaining comfortable sea level cabin pressure at altitudes up to 23,200 feet. If you are looking to get the most distance out of your flight, the Challenger 601 can maintain its long range cruise speed of 424 knots at an altitude of 41,000 feet. If you are looking to get to your destination with speed in mind, this private jet can fly at 459 knots at 39,000 feet, well above most aviation traffic. The Challenger 601 spares no expense when considering safety, as emphasized in the reliable avionics package. This private jet comes equipped with dual digital Honeywell DFZ-800 flight guidance systems, Honeywell laser INS, dual Honeywell EDZ-800 EFIS, and dual digital Collins radio with Comm, Nav, and Ident capabilities.