The original Challenger 600 was designed from the Bombardier’s long-standing tradition of building fine, reliable, made for heavy use, commercial jet aircraft. It was no doubt that the Challenger 600 line of aircraft became a formidable competitor to the Gulfstream and Falcon products of its time.
The Challenger 601 has improved immensely over the 600, with a more reliable flight system and increased maintainability. The Challenger 601-1A iteration signifies the use of General Electric CF43-1A engines and drag reducing winglets. It was also designed with passenger comfort in mind.
Known for its flat floor design, the cabin of this private jet is uncharacteristically large. Most passengers have no problem navigating up and down the aisle. The 601 has a width of 8.2 feet, and its height is 6.1 feet. Cabin length is 28.3 feet. Passengers enjoy a quiet interior and well-lit cabin. It usually has a seating configuration that comfortably holds between eight and twelve people, but can be configured to carry as many as nineteen. The Challenger 601 is able to accommodate even the most heavily packed traveler as it offers an immense 115 cubic ft. of internal baggage storage.
Two General Electric CF43-1A engines power the Challenger 601-1A, each engine is flat rated to 8,650 pounds of thrust in temperatures up to 70°F. The Challenger 601-1A can take off in 5,400 feet. It can take five passengers up to 3,500 nautical miles nonstop. The Challenger 601-1A has a top cruise speed of 528 miles per hour. On long-range trips the 601-1A cruises at 487 miles per hour, or Mach .74.
The Challenger 601-1A went through a series of changes and upgrades including the CL601-1A/ER retrofitted with an additional fuel tank in the tail. The CL601-3A included the addition of an engine power increase and a glass cockpit. Both the 601-1A and -3A variants had the option for an additional fuel tank in the tail of the aircraft. When equipped with the extra tank, its designation became the 601-1A/ER or -3A/ER.
Had a great flight yesterday. The pilots were amazing. Got us thru a storm and wind with hardly a bump. Very impressive.
The trip was great. We were scheduled to depart at 9:00am. My parents arrived at the Bermuda Dunes Airport around 8:15. The pilots were ready a long time before that. They asked if we wanted to leave early and we got my father loaded up in the jet and left 8:30am. You couldn’t do that with a commercial flight. The pilots were very courteous and professional. They made us feel safe and comfortable before the flight and during the flight.
I used to charter from other companies, until I met the personnel from Desert Jet. I haven’t flown with anybody else in the last 10 years. Desert Jet is an organization that puts safety first, and I appreciate their professionalism.
They are professional; they care about what they do. It’s a top notch organization right here in our backyard.
Thanks for the super crisp, professional, and friendly service…will definitely use you guys again!
Thanks for taking care of (my associate), he was delighted.
I just wanted to send an email about our wonderful flying experience with the company. We booked a flight for four to San Francisco for April 15 – 18… What an absolutely great holiday getaway. Your staff are so wonderful, the pilot was great and the overall experience was above expectations. We are hoping to go again this fall and sure hope we can make our dates work to fly with you. Thanks for making our weekend such a memorable holiday for all us.
We had a great trip and hope to be able to do it again. Love the pilots!
Thank you all so much for a fabulous flight! What a first class operation! Archie panted the whole way but T-bone acted as though this was “normal” for him! We loved the two pilots….what great guys! I look forward to a long relationship! Thank you again for everything….especially the Bones and Scones cookies.
Thanks again for making the past year of charters truly a great experience. It’s enjoyable to business with such a well-organized and professional company. You and the team at Desert Jet make the following business statement a reality – “committed to excellence in customer service”.