Posted on May 26th, 2019
Many of the observations and comments we receive from our clients who charter Challenger 605 jets from JetOptions agree that although it is a slower aircraft it provides excellent space and comfort -Ed.
Challenger 605 operators are pragmatic realists. They say there are other large-cabin aircraft with fine French bloodlines, plus sporty performers from Savannah and rugged heavyweights from Brazil, but no other business jet can top the Bombardier Challenger 605 for its blend of cost effectiveness, low operating costs and cabin comfort, plus dispatch reliability and everyday utility.
“It’s not the best performer, but you can’t beat its value for price and low direct operating cost,” says Gustavo Prato, who flies a Challenger 605 based in South Florida. Operators say they can fly it for $3,100 to $3,200 per hour, including fuel, maintenance and engine reserves. Dispatch reliability exceeds 99.8%.
Some people quip that it’s a super-sized Hawker 800, built for comfort, but not for speed. Indeed, its long-range cruise speed is Mach 0.74. Nevertheless, it can dart between any two cities in the continental U.S. at Mach 0.82. It also can fly from Paris to New York against 85% probability winds at Mach 0.80.
Gulfstream Aerospace announced that it has received approval from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration to install avionics known as Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast Out (ADS-B Out) on G150 aircraft. The new ground-based surveillance technology, which has safety and operational benefits, is required to operate aircraft in portions of airspace above Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and Vietnam. ADS-B Out will be required to fly in U.S. and European airspace by January and June 2020, respectively.
“We are glad to announce that this enhancement will be available to G150 operators in January,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream Product Support. “ADS-B Out is an important part of the solution to meet the demands of air traffic growth in the coming years. It will help ensure customers meet current and future aviation mandates and help improve the efficiency of air traffic control systems.”
ADS-B Out will supplement and/or replace ground-based radar systems. Using ground-based transceivers, an ADS-B Out system generates aircraft position information with greater accuracy and reliability. Benefits for operators and air traffic control include:
Improved position accuracy for air traffic control for all flight segments: surface, terminal area and en-route operations
Closely spaced parallel approaches
Reduced spacing on final approach
Improved air traffic control services in non-radar airspace
Flight testing started on 30 December on a GE flying test bed – a Boeing 747-100 – based in Victorville, California, GE says.
The 16,500lb-thrust power plant remains on track to complete certification by the end of 2015 despite entering flight tests about six months late.
JetOptions is a member of NBAA -Ed.
NBAA Charities and the family and friends of Lawrence Ginocchio annually award $4,500 to each of five undergraduate students who are enrolled at NBAA/University Aviation Association (UAA) member institutions.
The Lawrence Ginocchio Aviation Scholarship was created in 2001 by NBAA Charities and the family and friends of the late Lawrence Ginocchio to honor his outstanding personal contribution to the business aviation community. Named for a remarkable man whose strength of character inspired a high standard of caring in the aviation community, this scholarship recognizes those individuals who have demonstrated honesty, integrity and selflessness in their dealings with others. These individuals should possess a passion for aviation, as Larry Ginocchio did, and have utilized their interest or involvement in business aviation to enhance the lives of others.
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