When flying by private jet charter, it's important to choose an aircraft that's well-suited for every aspect of your overall travel experience. The Challenger 604 by Bombardier is the perfect combination of luxury, convenience and comfort for larger parties, especially on long-distance flights.
The Challenger 604 was unveiled in 1996 as a major upgrade in Bombardier's 600 series, which first launched in 1978. A total of 365 were manufactured, including some modified for military use by the U.S. Coast Guard, South Korea Coast Guard, Royal Danish Air Force and Swiss Air Force. However, most Challenger 604 jets are furnished with sleek, lavish interiors and used for business, government or personal travel.
Known for its wide cabin of more than eight feet and ceiling room of more than six feet, the Challenger 604 accommodates up to 12 people in a standard seating configuration or 9-10 people in the more comfortable and spacious business class arrangement utilized by Cirrus Aviation Services.That leaves plenty of room for luggage, including large ski and snowboard bags popular for excursions to Colorado, Utah and Alaska. A galley is positioned near the front of the cabin to serve drinks and custom catering. You even have enough space to book a flight attendant. The plane is outfitted in leather furnishings and dark wood-paneled decor with state-of-the-art Wi-Fi and entertainment systems.
The amenities inside the Challenger 604 are matched by the power outside it. Two CF34-3B turbofan engines each provide nearly 9,000 pounds of thrust during takeoff. The aircraft is capable of traveling more than 4,000 nautical miles with a long-range cruise speed of 489 miles per hour, making it a top choice for intercontinental travel between major destinations. Guests can enjoy flights from Chicago to London or Las Vegas to Honolulu without refueling.
The stylish international image of the Challenger 604 was used to full effect in the 2008 James Bond film Quantum of Solace. Scenes featuring the aircraft were shot on location at the Friedrichshafen Airport in Germany.Cirrus Aviation Services is proud to have two Challenger 604 jets in its Las Vegas-based fleet. You can take an online virtual tour of each one here and here. With intercontinental travel growing in demand, it's important for globally-minded passengers to have options in planning itineraries. Call Cirrus Aviation Services at 702-472-9714 to learn more about the Challenger 604 and discuss which jet best suits your travel needs.
By Rob Kachelriess