The Challenger 600 had a crew of two and could carry from 14 to 18 passengers, depending on seating arrangement.

What would become the Canadair Challenger was designed by Bill Lear of Learjet fame in the mid-1970s.

Lear had sold off his aircraft production facility to the Gates Rubber Company to focus on design through his Lear Aviation company, and began to peddle his "Lear Star 600" concept to various aviation firms.

Canadair bought rights to the proposal in 1976, but insisted on a wider fuselage -- 2.74 meters (108 inches): marketing studies had shown customers wanted to have "stand up" room in a business aircraft.

Lear objected, feeling with legitimate reason that it would degrade the lines of the aircraft, calling the Canadair modification "Fat Albert".

The Challenger's 6' 1" cabin height offers a walk-about cabin (one of the first in the long-range class), and seats up to 12 passengers.

Their spacious cabins provide exceptional passenger comfort, as well as a working environment with ample space for operator consoles and mission system electronics.

The Challenger 600, for Private Jet Charter.

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