Challenger 300 is a super-mid-sized jet capable of flying transcontinental distances. Having Challenger in the name, it has no correlation with the Challenger 600 or the 800 series. The project was released to the public during the Paris Air Show on July 13th of 1999, tentatively named the Bombardier Continental.
The Bombardier Continental was renamed in September of 2002. It entered commercial service in January, 2004. It has a maximum capacity of 16 passengers but in a standard configuration up to 8.
It is powered by two Honeywell HTF7000 turbofan engines, each giving 6,826 lbf of thrust. It goes to a speed of 554 mph Mach 0.83, and a cruising speed of 528 mph.