The Challenger 601-3A is one of several Challengers in the evolution of a product which was first developed in 1980 as the Challenger 600. The product line has evolved through the 601-1A, 601-3A, 601-3R, 604 and it is now in its sixth iteration as the Challenger 605. Bombardier has used the same fuselage for each of these aircraft. With a production run that has lasted over thirty years, the Challenger 600 series is one of the longest built most successful corporate aircraft ever created.
The Challenger 601-3A in particular has had a long history of safe and successful operation. There are 133 Challenger 601-3As actively flying worldwide. Most Challenger 601-3As have also had avionic upgrades that support global travel. With a range of approximately 3,000 nautical miles with full fuel and full passengers and a large cabin providing an extremely comfortable flying experience all combined with prices under $5,000,000, the Challenger 601-3A represents one of the greatest values in the corporate aircraft market today. Further, the Challenger 601-3A fleet has many many years and thousands and thousands of hours of continued safe useful life left and they are compliant with current noise and operational regulations. Other comparable (performance and size) corporate aircraft cost twice as much or more than the Challenger 601-3A. In 2007, our firm sold eleven Challengers. Between 2004 and 2008, prices of Challenger 601-3As consistently averaged between $11,000,000 and $13,000,000. Today, prices are off roughly 60% from their pre-recession peak.
We recently sold a Challenger 601-3A S/N 5037 and we are excited to currently represent two other great Challenger 601-3As. Each of our seller’s mission profiles have changed which is directing their respective current strategy shifts for their needs for corporate aviation. Both of our sellers are also very aware of the current market conditions and our recent experience in this market selling a competitive aircraft, and both are ready to receive offers and sell for fair market prices. The two Challenger 601-3As that we are currently selling and of which are both immediately available are:
Challenger 601-3A, Serial Number 5050: 1989 model, 7,929 hours, 4,263 landings, 2,059/2,105 engine hours TSOH, dual Honeywell NZ2000 FMS with 6.0 software, triple comms, enhanced flight ID for European operations, WSI Weather, RAAS, Triple Laserefs, dual Flight Bags, Aircell flight phone, dual HF radios, Airshow 400, Sirius Satellite radio and many other cabin and avionics upgrades. This aircraft has a 12 passenger fire blocked interior. We helped the previous owner buy this aircraft and then a few years later sell it to the current owner. Now, the current owner’s mission profile has changed and they are making a transition and selling this too. This aircraft has had all of its 20-year maintenance done and it has great maintenance history and pedigree. The log books are well organized and in excellent condition. You can learn more about this aircraft by visiting our website at: http://www.jetsales.com/inventory/Challenger-601-3A-SN-5050.html. You can also see a video that we produced about this aircraft at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CujP1EM2oEY
Challenger 601-3AER, Serial Number 5078: 1990 model, 5,724 hours, 2,880 landings, GE On-Point Engine maintenance program, Honeywell GTCP 36-150CL APU (on MSP), On SMART PARTS, dual Honeywell NZ2000 FMS with 6.0 software, dual comms, enhanced flight ID for European operations, Triple Laserefs, dual HF Radios, RAAS, XM Weather, Airshow 4000, iPod Video and Audio cabin entertainment interface, Extended range tail tank “ER” providing approximately 200 additional nautical miles of range and a 10 passenger fire blocked interior with beautiful paint and interior. This aircraft has all of its 20-year maintenance done and it has great maintenance history and pedigree. The log books are well organized and in excellent condition. The owner is no longer flying as much and therefore no longer has a need for this aircraft. You can learn more about this aircraft by visiting our website at: http://www.jetsales.com/inventory/Challenger-601-3A-SN-5078.html. You can also see a video that we produced about this aircraft at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aS4wzDx6nk
Please call us today to discuss these great aircraft further. We look forward to talking to you soon!