Bombardier Challenger 300

Bombardier Challenger 300

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Bombardier Challenger 300

The Bombardier Challenger 300 is a super-mid-sized jet capable of traversing transcontinental distances. It is not developmentally related to the similarly named Challenger 600-series or the 600-series derived 800-series.

Design and development

The project was launched at the Paris Air Show on July 13, 1999, at which time it was called the Bombardier Continental. It was a “clean sheet” design, assembled in Bombardier’s Learjet plant at Wichita Mid-Continent airport, Kansas. The jet was renamed in September 2002 after much debate about which category (Learjet, Challenger, or Global) the new aircraft fit into. It entered commercial service in January 2004.

General characteristics

  • Crew: Two (pilot & co-pilot)
  • Capacity: Up to 16 passengers (normally 8 )
  • Length: 20.93 m (68 ft 8 in)
  • Wingspan: 19.46 m (63 ft 10 in)
  • Height: 6.20 m (20 ft 4 in)
  • Wing area: 48.5 m² (522 ft²)
  • Empty weight: 10,591 kg (23,349 lb)
  • Useful load: 7031 kg (15,501 lb)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 17,622 kg (38,850 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Honeywell HTF7000 turbofan engines, 30.4 kN (6,825 lbf) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 0.83 Mach (481 knots,553 mph,891 km/h)
  • Range: 5,741 km (3,100 NM, 3,568 mi) at 0.78 Mach
  • Service ceiling: 13,716 m (45,000 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 25.4 m/s (5,000 ft/min) at 17,622 kg (38,850 lb) max gross weight
  • Wing loading: 359.5 kg/m² (73.52 lb/ft²)
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