Thu, Nov 02, 2006
Slated To Enter Service In Q3 2007
Bombardier Aerospace announced this week it has received
European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA) approval for the new Rockwell Collins Pro Line
21 avionics suite and for the increased size and re-located cabin
windows aboard the widebody Challenger 605 business jet.
These key approvals, awarded October 24 by EASA and October 20
by the FAA, follow the original Transport Canada certification
granted October 5.
This completes the initial certification effort for the
Challenger 605 business jet, and prepares the aircraft for its
scheduled entry into service in the third fiscal quarter of 2007.
The news comes less than a year after the aircraft was launched at NBAA
Bombardier states the Challenger 605 features the widest
stand-up cabin of any large-category business jet available today.
It operates at a maximum cruise speed of Mach 0.82, and offers an
increased payload capacity of 200 pounds with up to 12
The aircraft is equipped with the Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21
avionics suite that supports real-time satellite graphical weather
and electronic charts to enhance situational awareness and reduce
pilot workload, and features a state-of-the-art Ethernet-based
Cabin Electronic System.
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