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Bombardier Challenger 850

The Bombardier Challenger 850 is an updated version of the Challenger 800 which was produced from 2006 to 2015. While it’s no longer in product, there are still a large number of them operating due to the efficiency and comfort that they provide.

The Challenger 800 itself was the largest super-midsized executive business jet offered by Bombardier and is based on the CRJ200 regional airliner which can handle 50 passengers at a much lower level of luxury.

Challenger 850 Price

A new Challenger 850 cost around $32million when it was still available, depending on the year, specifications, and requirements. The current used sale price for these aircraft is around $6 million – again depending on a number of factors.

Interior

As with all private jets, the cabin interior design is done in correspondence with the business or person that bought the jet. Unfortunately, unless you wish to spend money on redecorating the cabin, then you will have to choose from existing options as they aren’t in manufacture anymore.

However, even the existing cabin layouts provide a high quality of travel and shouldn’t be frowned upon. Below are two images of what a typical layout is and you can see some interior shots of the cabins you can experience in our charter section below.

Challenger 850 Layout

Range

The aircraft has a range of 5,206 km, which is 2800 nautical miles. As with all aircraft, this is the optimal range and can reduce significantly depending on flight conditions. Unfortunately, this somewhat limited range doesn’t make it suitable for global and trans-Atlantic flights.

Main Features

Main features within the cabin are in-flight entertainment, satellite phone, Wi-Fi, DVD/CD Player, Airshow, and depending on the operator pets are also allowed.

Maximum Passengers

The plane can carry up to 16 passengers with 3 crew members with the default interior layout. However, there are some arrangements that allow as little as 13 and some up to 18. For these passengers, there is 5.5m3 of luggage capacity and the maximum allowed landing weight is 21,319 kg.

Cockpit

The Bombardier Challenger 850 has a very classic cockpit to help it travel the globe. There are two pilot seats and one jump seat. Alongside this, there are the classic controls throughout and six tube style displays powered by the Rockwell Collins Pro Line 4 aviation suite.

Top Speed

This corporate plane has a top speed of Mach 0.850 which is 528mph, 1050km/h. Its typical cruising speed is 816km/h (509 mph), while long-range cruise speed is 787 km/h (489 mph). It achieves these speeds thanks to dual General Electric CF34-3B1 turbofan engines.

Charter a Bombardier Challenger 850

Here is a list of private Challenger 850s that you can rent through us.

Imagewdt_IDAircraftModelTail NumberMax PaxOperatorHomebaseYear BuiltMain FeaturesMaxx RangeCabin LengthCabin WidthCabin HeightBaggage Capacity
D-ALIK1Bombardier Challenger 850D-ALIK13ImperialJetEDDM2010Sat Phone, CD/DVD player, Airshow moving map2,811nm / 5,206km28 ft | 14,76 m7 ft | 2,49 m6 ft | 1,85 m296 ft³ / 8.38 m³
UP-C85052Bombardier Challenger 850UP-C850514OneAbove by ComluxUAAA2008Satcom, CD/DVD/Blu-Ray players, Airshow3340 nm / 5,750 km28 ft | 14,76 m7 ft | 2,49 m6 ft | 1,85 m202 ft³| 5,52 m³
C-GSLL3Bombardier Challenger 850C-GSLL14SkycharterCYYZ2009Satelite phone, Cabin inflight entertainment3340 nm / 5,750 km28 ft | 14,76 m7 ft | 2,49 m6 ft | 1,85 m202 ft³| 5,52 m³
C-FLKY4Bombardier Challenger 850C-FLKY15NovaJet Aviation GroupCYYZ2003Wi-Fi, DVD/CD Player, Airshow, Cabin inflight entertainment2.100 nm / 3.889 km28 ft | 14,76 m8 ft | 2,4 m6 ft | 1,85 m147 ft³| 4.1 m³
VQ-BOV5Bombardier Challenger 850VQ-BOV15Sirius-AeroUUWW2009Entertainment system, Pets allowed3340 nm / 5,750 km28 ft | 14,76 m7 ft | 2,49 m6 ft | 1,85 m202 ft³| 5,52 m³
N515KS6Bombardier Challenger 850N515KS18JetEdge InternationalKHPN2010Wireless internet, Cabin inflight entertainment2.477 nm / 4.870 km48 ft | 14,76 m7 ft | 2,49 m6 ft | 1,85 m202 ft³|5.72 m³
9H-ILV7BombardierChallenger 8509H-ILV14VistaJetLSGG2008Cabin inflight entertainment3340 nm / 5,750 km28 ft | 14,76 m7 ft | 2,49 m6 ft | 1,85 m202 ft³| 5,52 m³
9H-ILI8Bombardier Challenger 8509H-ILI14VistaJetEGLF2005Cabin inflight entertainment3340 nm / 5,750 km28 ft | 14,76 m7 ft | 2,49 m6 ft | 1,85 m202 ft³| 5,52 m³
9H-ILY9Bombardier Challenger 8509H-ILY14VistaJetOMDB2007Cabin inflight entertainment3340 nm / 5,750 km28 ft | 14,76 m7 ft | 2,49 m6 ft | 1,85 m202 ft³| 5,52 m³
9H-ILZ10Bombardier Challenger 8509H-ILZ14VistaJetVHHH2008Cabin inflight entertainment3340 nm / 5,750 km28 ft | 14,76 m7 ft | 2,49 m6 ft | 1,85 m202 ft³| 5,52 m³
ImageAircraftModelTail NumberMax PaxOperatorHomebaseYear BuiltMain FeaturesMaxx RangeCabin LengthCabin WidthCabin HeightBaggage Capacity

FAQs

Who owns a Challenger 850?

Jay-Z is one of the most famous people to own an 850. He received it from Beyoncé as a fathers day gift, for which she paid approximately $40 million. The plane is fully lined with leather and the family regular takes holidays and vacations using their luxurious private jet.

What’s the operating cost of a Challenger 850?

The operating cost for a Challenger 850 is anywhere between $3600 and $8000 per hours flown. The more hours that are flown the lower the hourly service expense is. These costs are on average 20% lower than for the average large jet. This amount is calculated from the yearly fixed costs and direct costs. Fixed costs which include Hangar, Crew, Insurance, etc are estimated to be $500,000 per year. Direct operating costs are estimated to be $3000/hour and contains the fuel, crew, engine and maintenance costs.

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