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Challenger 800  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2003
Total Production: ?
Unitary Cost: USD$31 million
Also Known As: Bombardier Challenger Special Edition, Challenger 800 Corporate Shuttle, Challenger 800 Executive, Challenger 850, Challenger 870 and Challenger 890
Origin: Canada
Corporations: Bombardier
Parent System: Bombardier Challenger
Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Total Production: 1,310
Family Members: Challenger 300, Challenger 350, Challenger 604, Challenger 605 and Challenger 650
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Description: Bombardier Challenger is a family of twin-engine, medium-size corporate jet with a seating capacity ranging from 8 to 50 passengers. Passengers can afford enough room to conference and work while enjoying the aircraft's comfortable cabin. The Challenger fills the gap between the smaller Learjet and the huge Global which is more suitable for intercontinental trip rather than US coast-to-coast flights in the Bombardier product line portfolio. Challenger family also outstands by its reliability and long term service.

The Challenger 800 is the largest and most versatile aircraft of the Bombardier Challenger family of business jet. The Challenger 800 in the executive configuration can carry up to 19 passengers over distances of 3,120 nautical miles (5,700+ km). The corporate shuttle configuration allows to airlift up to 50 passengers over distances of up to 2,249 nautical miles (4,100+ km). The Challenger 800 features easy maintainability and low direct operating costs and some advancements introduced on the successful CRJ200 jetliner.

Externally, the longer range Challenger 800 Executive and the high density Corporate Shuttle share the same dimensions. The Corporate Shuttle cabin layout allows to accommodate a crew of three and up to 50 passengers while the Executive model only accepts a crew of two and up to 19 passengers. Both Challenger 800 models are powered by CFM International (GE/Snecma) CF34-3B1 turbofan engines rated at 9,220 pounds each at take-off.

In May 2005, Bombardier created a complete aircraft portfolio based on the Corporate Shuttle. The models being offered were the Challenger 850, 870 and 890. In June 2005, Bombardier logged its first order for the Bombardier Challenger 850 during the Paris Air Show. On 30 March 2006 Bombardier announced that the first Bombardier Challenger 850 corporate shuttle was entering into service with Suncor Energy Inc. in Alberta, Canada. The first Challenger 850 executive jet was delivered to an undisclosed Russian customer on November 8, 2006.

Challenger 800 Specifications

Crew: 2
Number of Engines: 2
Passengers: 19
Dimensions
Height: 6.22 meter (245 inch)
Length: 26.8 meter (1,054 inch)
Wingspan: 21.2 meter (70 foot)
Performance
Ceiling: 12,497 meter (41,001 foot)
Max Range: 5,778 kilometer (3,120 nautical mile)
Speed
Cruise Speed: 227 mps (817 kph)
Top Speed at High Altitude: 236 mps (459 KTAS)
Weight
Empty Weight: 15,377 kilogram (33,900 pound)
Max Takeoff Thrust: 18,440 pound
Max Takeoff Weight: 24,154 kilogram (53,250 pound)
Payload: 2,540 kilogram (5,600 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Challenger 800 News

There are 4 news between
22 May 2007 and 29 Dec 2011
Thursday, December 29, 2011Bombardier Adds Five Challenger 850 Jets to its Order Book
Thursday, December 23, 2010Gama Aviation FZC Becomes Challenger 850 Aircraft Operator
Wednesday, February 27, 2008Bombardier Challenger 890 Corporate Shuttle Enters Service with Suncor Energy
Tuesday, May 22, 2007Vistajet Places Orders for 17 Bombardier Business Jets in 12 Months

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
Canada2
Aircraft ordered by Suncor Energy (1 Challenger 850 and 1 Challenger 890)
Switzerland8
Aircraft ordered by VistaJet (3 Challenger 850); Comlux (2 Challenger 850); Execujet (3)
United Arab Emirates1
Aircraft ordered by Gama Aviation FZC (1 Challenger 850)
United States of America1
Aircraft ordered by Penske Jet (1)

Grand Total 126
Propulsion Systems
CF34-3x2
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