The Challenger 300 is a perfect choice for those looking for a large cabin and high performance. It falls into the “super-midsize” jet class, along with jets like the Citation X and the Gulfstream G200, providing a comfortable ride for eight passengers, coast-to-coast, non-stop. The Challenger 300 was designed to have low operating costs, making it one of the most popular, new, super-midsized aircraft in the private jet category. Initially given the nickname “Continental” because of its ability to fly coast to coast, the Challenger 300 embodies Canadian manufacturer Bombardier’s belief that it could deliver a large cabin aircraft with lower direct operating costs than any other aircraft in the super-midsize category. When launching the concept at Paris in 1997, Bombardier revealed they had extensively researched operator’s needs for a jet of this size. When the aircraft first flew in 2001 it demonstrated operating costs of $770 per hour and the ability for relatively short field performance. The Continental was renamed the Challenger 300 at NBAA 2002 and received its certification in 2003. To date, Bombardier has delivered more than 150 aircraft. Typical cabin arrangement is for eight passenger seats with a two-seat lounge opposite two, aft facing seats, with club seating for four behind them, or double club seating. The Challenger 300 was developed to transport 8 passengers, non-stop, 3,565 miles with reserves to fly to an alternate. Bombardier claims the Challenger 300 offers 39% more cabin space and 20% more range than the leading, mid-size business jet. Bombardier also boasts the cabin is larger than the Falcon 50 and the Citation X. Passengers aboard the Challenger travel is luxurious comfort combined with incredible amenities such as a galley with refreshment center, forward wardrobe, and flushing lavatory, stand up headroom and a flat floor throughout the cabin.

Technical Specifications

Seats8-9 Seats
Height6 ft 1 in
Width7 ft 2 in
Length16 ft 6 in
Range3,000 nm
ManufacturerBombardier Aerospace
Speed459 knots
Max Altitude45,000 ft.
Baggage106 cu ft