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CL60
Name Challenger 600
Manufacturer CANADAIR
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
WTC Medium
APC C
Type code L2J
Aerodrome Reference Code 3A
Engine Jet
Engine count Multi


Also manufacturered as:

CANADAIR Challenger 605
CANADAIR Challenger 604
CANADAIR Challenger 601
CANADAIR Challenger 600
CANADAIR CE-144A Challenger 600
CANADAIR CC-144B Challenger 601
CANADAIR CC-144 Challenger 600
CANADAIR C-143 Challenger 604
CANADAIR CL-600 Challenger 604
CANADAIR CL-600 Challenger 601
CANADAIR CL-600 Challenger 600
CANADAIR CL-600 Challenger 605


CANADAIR Challenger 600

CANADAIR Challenger 600

Description

The Bombardier Challenger 600 series (600/601/604/605) is a family of business jets designed by Bill Lear and produced first by Canadair until that company was bought by Bombardier Aerospace in 1986. The Challenger was one of the first business jets designed with a supercritical wing.

Technical Data

Wing span 19.6 m64.304 ft
Length 20.85 m68.406 ft
Height 6.3 m20.669 ft
Powerplant 2 x General Electric CF34-3A
Engine model General Electric CF34


Accidents & Serious Incidents involving CL60

  • CL60, Almaty Kazakstan, 2007 (LOC HF WX FIRE) (On 26 December 2007, a Bombardier CL 604 Challenger being operated by Germany Company Jet Connection Business Flight on a private charter flight from Almaty to Macao took off at night into icing conditions from a 4398m runway which was covered by dry snow and roll control was lost just after beginning rotation. The aircraft wing tip impacted the runway surface and the aircraft subsequently crashed through the perimeter fence, the fuselage broke into three pieces and a fire started. The co pilot was killed and the other three occupants sustained serious injuries.)
  • CL60, Birmingham UK, 2002 (GND LOC HF FIRE) (On 4 January 2002, a Challenger 604 operated by Epps Air Service, crashed on takeoff from Birmingham, UK, following loss of control due to airframe icing.)
  • CL60, Montrose USA, 2004 (GND LOC HF FIRE) (On 28 November 2004, a Challeger 601 operated by Global Aviation crashed on takeoff from Montrose, Colorado, USA, following loss of control due to airframe icing.)
  • CL60, Teterboro USA, 2005 (GND HF RE FIRE) (On 2 February 2005, a Challenger, belonging to Platinum Jet Management, crashed after taking off from Teterboro, New Jersey, USA. The aircraft's center of gravity was well forward of the forward takeoff limit.)
  • CRJ2, Dubai UAE, 2011 (RE HF) (On 9 May 2011, a Bombardier CRJ 200 being operated by Gama Aviation on a positioning flight from Dubai to Dammam Saudi Arabia with just the flight crew and one cabin crew on board inadvertently attempted to take off at night in normal visibility aligned along the right hand edge of runway 30 for which take off clearance had been given. The error was not detected until a collision with a lighting installation after which a high speed rejected take off was made. There were no injuries but damage was caused to the right hand wing by impact with the fixed lighting which was also damaged.)
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