• Passengers 15

The Bombardier Challenger 850 is one of the largest, most productive and comfortable corporate private jets. The aircraft has the same size cabin as a Global 6000 but the hourly cost, range and flexibility of a much smaller jet.

About this aircraft

  • The Challenger 850 is derived from the CRJ200 airliner. Bombardier began delivering the jet in 2006.
  • The aircraft can hold up to 30 passengers, but normally features an executive seating layout for up to 15 people. An extra passenger can be seated in the enclosed lavatory if needed.
  • The Challenger 850 can fly between London and Québec, Dubai and Bangkok, and Beijing and Mumbai.
  • Its baggage compartment holds around 20 suitcases, allowing for at least one per person in the executive seating layout.
  • With customisable interiors and seats that can be modified into beds, the Challenger 850 is perfect for both daytime and nighttime long-haul flights.
  • Production of the aircraft ended in 2012 following over 70 deliveries.

Comfortably seating up to 15 passengers and two crew, the Challenger 850 is ideal for long-distance travel. The jet’s impressive range means it can complete non-stop international flights quickly and cost-effectively, making it a popular choice to charter.

Interior design

Offering plenty of leg space and headroom, the Challenger 850’s spacious cabin can be adapted to passengers’ specific needs with customised interiors and a range of layouts. Business-friendly onboard amenities include a baseline satellite communication telephone system and internet connectivity.

The cabin also features in-flight mapping, digital cabin entertainment, touch-screen controls, LCD displays, a redesigned galley, forward and aft lavatories, and LED lighting.

Below is a standard configuration for a Bombardier Challenger 850.

Interesting facts to learn before you fly

  • The Challenger 850 was designed to be more fuel-efficient than its predecessors, with a low emission system and reduced exterior noise.
  • The 850 CS (Corporate Shuttle) variation can be configured to seat more than 15 passengers, while the 850 ER (Extended Range) model has an auxiliary fuel tank that extends its range by over 350 km.

Technological features

Two General Electric CF34-3A1 engines power the Challenger 850, each offering 8,729 lbs of thrust and using 311 gallons per hour.

The jet features a Rockwell Collins ProLine 4 avionics suite, as well as a dual global positioning system, dual distance measuring equipment, dual automatic direction finder, enhanced ground proximity warning system, dual navigation or communication radios, and a traffic collision avoidance system.


The Challenger 850 was announced in 2003 as a rebrand of Canadair’s CRJ200 regional airliner. Bombardier’s largest constructed aircraft at the time was designed to maintain the CRJ200’s large cabin space and wingspan whilst offering the comfort and luxury of a business jet. It was first delivered in 2006 before production ceased in 2012.


Bombardier Aviation (formerly Bombardier Aerospace) designs, manufactures and supports aviation products for the business, commercial and specialised aircraft markets. The brand began with several acquisitions of established aviation companies. First in line was Canadair in 1986, followed by Short Brothers in Northern Ireland, American company Learjet in 1990, and Boeing subsidiary De Havilland Aircraft of Canada in 1992.

Now with over 60,000 employees, Bombardier is a global transportation industry leader creating original aircraft and trains. Its products and services aim to provide world-class transportation experiences that set new standards in passenger comfort, energy efficiency, reliability and safety. Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Bombardier has production and engineering sites in 25 countries across transportation, business aircraft, commercial aircraft and aerostructures, and engineering services.


Pre-owned Bombardier Challenger 850s are typically priced from $10 million (USD).

Charter rates

Charter rates for the Bombardier Challenger 850 can vary greatly depending on the length of the journey you have planned, as well as the airports you decide to fly in and out of.

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Wet lease rates

ACMI (Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance, Insurance) wet lease rates for the Bombardier Challenger 850 depend on the age of the aircraft, length of the lease term, the number of block hours being guaranteed and the average cycle ratio.

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Key details

  • Aircraft type Heavy Jets
  • Passengers 15
  • Cruise speed 850 KM/H / 528 MPH
  • Range 5379 KM / 3342 Miles


  • Luggage space 7.1m³ - 250ft³
  • Enclosed lavatory Yes
  • Flight attendant Yes
  • Pressurised cabin Yes

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