Challenger 605 Offers Revamped Interior, Avionics

 - February 7, 2007, 9:22 AM

The Challenger 605, announced this afternoon, will feature upgrades in the cockpit and cabin over the Challenger 604, which will be replaced following expected certification of the 605 in the fourth quarter of next year. In the cockpit, a Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics suite will replace the Pro Line 4. Cabin improvements include LED lighting and more storage capacity, as well as new galley and lavatory configurations. Despite the changes, Bombardier claims there will be no difference between the 604's and 605's basic operating weight or performance. Bombardier said the telltale difference between the two aircraft exteriors is the cone-shaped aft fuselage on the Challenger 605.