The Challenger 650 was derived from the Challenger 605 model with improved avionics and 5% additional thrust which increases performance into smaller airports
The Challenger 605 or CL-605, was Introduced at the beginning 2006 as an avionics and structural improvement to the CL-604. The improved version includes larger cabin windows as well as updated cockpit instrumentation with the Collins Proline 21 avionics and electronic flight bag capability.
You can identify this jet by the shape of its rounded tail cone. Bombardier decided to keep the spacious Challenger cabin that has held business travelers over the years. The Challenger 605 allows between 10 to 12 passengers. The measurements for the cabin are 6.1 feet tall, over 7 feet wide and 28.3 feet long.
The improved performance of the Challenger 605 is due to its two General Electric CF34-3B engines, each producing 8,729 lbs of thrust. It can fly over 4,000 nautical miles at a Mach .80 maximum speed. Its maximum takeoff weight is 48,200 lbs.