Bombardier has completed initial engine tests on the first Challenger 605 large cabin business jet ahead of low- and high-speed taxi tests and the type’s first flight scheduled for later this month.


Following a handful of flights from Bombardier’s facilities at Pierre Elliott Trudeau International airport, the aircraft will be relocated to Bombardier’s Flight Test Center in Wichita, Kansas for a 200h flight-test programme. Launched in November 2005, the Bombardier Challenger 605 succeeds the 604 model and is equipped with a Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics suite and a redesigned interior featuring larger windows.

Source: Flight International