The Challenger 604 embodied the original, basic design of the Challenger 600 with its “walk-about cabin”. Vast improvements were made by Bombardier Aircraft, who eventually took over the Challenger 600 line of business jets. These advancements came from knowledge gained throughout the Canadair Regional Jet, development program by Bombardier Aircraft.
Bombardier built the original Challenger 604 with the primary goal of passenger comfort. It is unusually wide-bodied and can carry up to nineteen passengers in its 8.2 foot wide cabin. The Challenger 604 is a private jet well-suited for frequent cross-country trips under rigorous conditions, and refinements like a more advanced engines and winglets make the Challenger 604 capable of transoceanic range. The Challenger 604 was also one of the first business jets designed with a super-critical wing.
The Challenger 604 is a major upgrade from the original 600 by incorporating new, more powerful, CF-34-3B Engines. These engines were flat rated and were able to produce 8,729 pounds of thrust per engine. These engines were equipped with automatic power reserve and were capable of 9,220 pounds of thrust per engine with reserve initiated. It was also fitted with a larger fuel supply made up of saddle tanks in the rear of the aircraft. The landing gear was redone to allow for higher takeoff and landing weights. There were a series of structural improvements to the wings and tail section. One of the most notable upgrades to the Challenger 604 was the advanced, Collins ProLine 4 EFIS avionics system, with color CRT display screens. The Challenger 604 maximum takeoff weight was also increased, allowing more carrying capacity.
Several variants of the Challenger 604 have been manufactured to meet demanding missions of various military entities around the world. The United States Coast Guard took delivery of a Medium Range Command and Control Aircraft. Another, multi mission, Challenger 604 was acquired by the Danish military for maritime patrol and search and rescue missions. This aircraft is also capable of landing on short, gravel runways common to the region.
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”.