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BOMBARDIER Challenger 300

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Name Challenger 300
Manufacturer BOMBARDIER
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
Position Low wing (winglets)
Tail T-tail
WTC Medium
Type code L2J
Engine Jet
Engine count Multi
Position Both sides of rear fuselage
Landing gear Tricycle retractable
Mass group 3

Manufacturered as:

BOMBARDIER Challenger 300
BOMBARDIER BD-100 Challenger 300
BOMBARDIER Challenger 350

BOMBARDIER Challenger 300

BOMBARDIER Challenger 300 BOMBARDIER Challenger 300 3D


The Bombardier Challenger 300 is a super-mid-sized jet capable of traversing transcontinental distances. It is not developmentally related to the similarly-named Challenger 600-series, or the 600-derived Challenger 800-series.

Technical Data

Wing span 18.4 m60.367 ft <br />
Length 20.9 m68.57 ft <br />
Height 6.1 m20.013 ft <br />
Powerplant 2 x Honeywell HTF7000 turbofans, 30.4 kN thrust.
Engine model Honeywell HTF7000

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
V2 (IAS) kts IAS kts IAS kts IAS kts MACH TAS 460 kts MACH IAS kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) 790 kts
Distance 1500 m ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH 0.80 ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance m
MTOW 1700017,000 kg <br />17 tonnes <br /> kg Ceiling FL450 ROD ft/min APC C
WTC M Range 31003,100 nm <br />5,741,200 m <br />5,741.2 km <br />18,835,958.019 ft <br /> NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving CL30

  • CL30, en-route, north west of Moscow Russia, 2010 (On 23 December 2010 an aircraft climbing out of Moscow in night IMC experienced a sudden in-flight pitch upset in which the three unrestrained passengers were injured, one seriously, as a result of an inappropriate pilot response to an annunciation of autopilot stabiliser trim malfunction. Despite extensive inspection, no root cause of this malfunction, which had been transitory, could be found. Crew QRH guidance in respect of the fault experienced was found to be unhelpful and crew knowledge of pitch trim - which could have eliminated any pitch disturbance - was deficient.)