Even frequent travelers flying on Las Vegas private jets with Cirrus Aviation know it can be tough choosing among a selection of elite aircraft. Like trying to decide on whether to take a Mercedes or a Lexus to the airport, deciding between the Beechjet 400A and the Challenger 604 isn't the easiest choice to make. Consider what both have to offer.
The Beechjet 400A
The Beechjet 400A – with seating for seven people, a crew of two and a cruising range of 1,500 miles – is powered by two Pratt and Whitney JT15D-5 turbo-fan engines. Each engine produces 2,900 pounds of thrust.
Cirrus Aviation passengers who traveled on the Beechjet 400, the 400A's predecessor, usually notice huge design improvements between the two models. The 400A is constructed primarily of aerospace light alloys, while three fuel tanks – one in the fuselage and one in each wing – hold a total of nearly 5,000 pounds of fuel. The 400A is designed to draw fuel from the fuselage compartment first to steady the wing's natural bending movements.
The tank under the fuselage is responsible for creating a more spacious interior, giving the Beechjet 400A one of the largest cabins in the light jet class. The interior measures…
- 15.6 feet long
- 4.8 feet high
- 4.9 feet wide
Design refinements to the 400A improved soundproofing and the cabin baggage area. But passengers are known to particularly enjoy the recently refurbished seats that swivel up to 180 degrees – and the refreshment cabinet doesn't trail far behind their favorite amenities.
The Challenger 604
The Challenger 604 – with seating for ten people, a crew of two and a cruising range of nearly 4,000 miles – is powered by two General Electric CF34-3B engines. Each engine offers about 8,700 pounds of thrust. It is the largest Las Vegas private jet in the Cirrus Aviation fleet.
Bombardier, the manufacturer of the Challenger 604, unveiled it in 1995 as an illustrious upgrade from the Challenger 601, with more powerful engines, a larger fuel supply, a new undercarriage and structural improvements to the wing and tail. Collectively, the company positioned the Challenger 604 to offer range, speed, style and sophistication.
Like the Beechjet 400A, the Challenger 604 features a stunning interior measuring…
- 28.4 feet long
- 6.1 feet high
- 8.2 feet wide
The space is also versatile. It can be arranged in a double-club or a forward club/half club/divan arrangement, which passengers can enjoy at all times during their flight because of very low noise levels.
In addition to the Beechjet 400A and Challenger 604, Cirrus Aviation receives frequent requests for the Cessna Citation, which seats eight people and the Lear 60, which seats seven people.
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One overriding characteristic binds them all together: the unparalleled safety record of Cirrus Aviation. The Federal Aviation Administration recently elevated the company's status to one that only about 100 private jet operators out of about 3,000 in the United States are able to attain. And Argus – the industry's most respected, recognized and sought after symbol of safety and excellence – recently bestowed Cirrus Aviation with its “Argus Gold-Rated Charter Operator” title. When someone has to book a Las Vegas private jet, it may as well be you – no matter what your choice. Call Cirrus Aviation today at (702) 472-9714 to book your flight.