LARGE CABIN JETS
The Challenger 604 intercontinental business jet was introduced in 1996 and over 350 aircraft have been delivered. A number of Challenger 604 aircraft are in service with government agencies. In November 2001, Bombardier delivered the last of three aircraft for the Royal Danish Air Force. The special missions aircraft are being modified by Field Aviation of Toronto with a Telephonics surveillance radar and FLIR Systems’ FLIR (Forward-Looking Infrared) and will be used for maritime surveillance, search and rescue and long range VIP transportation and medical evacuation. Over 600 Challenger aircraft have been delivered to operators in more than 50 countries.
The flight deck, cabin and baggage compartment are pressurized and air-conditioned. An active noise vibration control system developed by Ultra Electronics can be installed. The 19m² cabin can be configured with up to nine business-class seats. Alternatively higher-density seating can be installed for up to 19 passengers. The cabin interior is installed to meet the customer’s requirements.
Embraer launched the Legacy program at the Farnborough Air Show in the UK in July 2000 and its maiden flight took place less than one year later in April 2001. The Legacy has a 40m³ (1,410ft³) interior and the cabin is built with fine-quality hardwoods, fabrics and finishes.
The interior layout options range from a two abreast 20-seat Corporate Shuttle version to the Government VIP / Executive version cabin in a 12-seat arrangement with sideboard, tables and three-seat sofa. The passengers can have Airshow systems, DVD, real-time communications, telephone and fax in the cabin. The cabin can be furnished with working tables for staff meetings and individual workstations at the required seats.
The Falcon 900C is a long-range business jet from Dassault. Falcon jets are built at Dassault production facilities in France and then flown to the completion and service center in Little Rock, Arkansas, where they are fitted to customer specifications. The most notable feature of the Falcon 900 family is that it is a Tri-Engine aircraft; With three engines, it is capable of extended flights over water such as Miami to London or Las Vegas to Hawaii. The configuration of the passenger cabin can be customized to suit the operator’s requirements. The Falcon 900 can seat up to 19 passengers, but more normally it is fitted for 12 to 15.
The forward area has four sleeping chairs and tables. The central dining area can seat six people and has a dining table with two double seats and a cabinet with a foldaway bench. The rear passenger area is fitted with a convertible bed / three-seat divan and two armchairs.
The Gulfstream GIV is the benchmark aircraft in the Large Cabin class. Entering into production in 1987 the Gulfstream GIV remains heavily in service today. The Gulfstream GIV was replaced by the GIV-SP in 1993 and then by the G400 receiving Avionics and range upgrades along the way.
The most recent version of the aircraft is the G450 which is based on the Gulfstream GV platform. The Gulfstream GIV has a range of 4,350 nautical miles and seats up to 14 passengers under its typical configuration. The Gulfstream GIV is of almost iconic status in American Business and will remain among the best aircraft in production today.