Challenger 800 / 850
Challenger 850 taking off
Role Business jet
Manufacturer Bombardier Aerospace
First flight 30 August 2006
Introduction 1996 (as Challenger SE)
Retired 2012[1]
Status Active
Primary user AirX Charter
Produced 2006–2012[2]
Developed from Bombardier CRJ200

The Bombardier Challenger 800 is the largest super-midsize business jet that was built by Bombardier Aerospace. It is based on Bombardier's 50-seat Bombardier CRJ200 LR. The Challenger 850 is the updated version, produced from 2006 to 2012.[3]

Design and development

corporate interior

The Challenger 850 is derived from the Bombardier CRJ200 airliner. It is capable of accommodating 12–16 passengers. The Challenger 850 jet has a transcontinental range and a high-speed cruise of Mach 0.80.

The Challenger 850 was first manufactured in 1996 as the Challenger SE (Special Edition) and rebranded in 2006 as the Challenger 850. Production ended in 2012 following completion of 71 deliveries.[4]

"Challenger 850" or "CRJ Special Edition (SE)" are marketing designations for any CL-600-2B19 aircraft that was configured "green" at manufacture and subsequently completed with an interior approved by supplemental type certificate (STC).[5]


Data from Bombardier website[6]

General characteristics


(Theoretical range with NBAA IFR Reserves, ISA, 8 pax/2 crew. Actual range will be affected by speed, weather, selected options and other factors.)


See also

Related development

Related lists


  1. ^ "BOMBARDIER CHALLENGER 850 OVERVIEW (1996-2012)". 2021-10-08.
  2. ^ "Bombardier Challenger 850". 2016-05-13.
  3. ^ "Discover our jets".
  4. ^ "BOMBARDIER CHALLENGER 850 OVERVIEW (1996–2012)". 2021-10-08.
  5. ^ "EASA.IM.A.673 - CL-600 Regional Jet Series". EASA. Retrieved 2023-08-03.
  6. ^ "Bombardier Challenger 850 Specifications". Canada: Archived from the original on 14 January 2012. Retrieved 6 April 2012.