The Challenger 300 offers a flat floor throughout the aircraft enabling significantly more room. It is about 13” wider than the Citation XL, which allows the aircraft to have seats that are larger and some internal setups include a couch/divan, that can be changed into a bed. This is a very comfortable aircraft for long distance flights. The aircraft can be setup in many different formations to allow for up to 16 passengers (10 is normal). The aircraft has a fully private washroom, which includes a mirror and sink. Cruise speed is about 530mph and generally flies around 45,000ft. This is a benefit as it allows for greater comfort to fly above the weather. Depending on the year there are small upgrades to the aircraft.
Range is about 3000 nautical miles. This works out to around 5500KM. Saskatoon to Iceland or Vancouver to Hawaii, is about the max-distance. Headwinds, tailwinds, cargo and number of passengers all can affect the range of the aircraft.
Fixed Costs - $700,000 - $800,000
The costs that occur whether you fly the plane or not. Fixed costs include hanger, pilots, training. Click here for a more complete list.
Variable / Hourly Costs - $3,000 - $4,000/hr
The costs that occur when you fly the plane. Variable costs include fuel, maintenance and landing fees. Click here for a more complete list.
Saskatoon - Toronto (Return)
- $18,000 – $24,000 Trip Cost
- Approximately 3 hours each way
Example: Saskatoon - Miami (Return)
- $30,000 – $40,000 Trip Cost
- Just under 5 hours each way
Example: Saskatoon - Maui (Return)
- 42,000 – $56,000
- A little over 7 hours each way
- 1 Week Vacation