Another wonderful design of Bill Lear the Challengers original name was the Learstar.  Bombardier renamed it the Challenger prior to the first delivery of the 600 series aircraft. The 601 started deliveries in 1983 and was a strong seller until 1996 when the longer range Challenger 604 and then 605 replaced it in the lineup .  It has the widest body in it’s class and makes those longer flights very comfortable.

Challenger  specs. Cabin height 6?2?, Width 8?4? and Length 28?. Link  Challenger tech specs.

IAS comments: The Challenger  series of aircraft is one of the most successful lines of corporate aircraft.  They have proven themselves to be cost effective and reliable.  They can be acquired at about  50% less than last years prices.  Anyone considering a business jet should take a serious look at the Challenger series!  Challenger 600 prices start below 3 million dollars… The Challenger  allows you to enjoy a Super Mid sized class aircraft with cost comparable to some aircraft that have half the cabin volume.

Ivan Klugman