Bombardier announced today that it has delivered the first of two specialized Challenger 605 aircraft ordered by the Hong Kong Government Flying Service.
This multi-role aircraft can be used for search and rescue, VIP transportation, medical evacuation, as well as other special missions. The Challenger multi-role aircraft will replace the existing search and rescue aircraft currently operated by the Hong Kong Government Flying Service for long-range search and rescue operations.
“We put our trust in Bombardier and are satisfied with the relationship we built throughout the development of this multi-role platform, as well as with the tremendous capacity of these specialized Challenger aircraft,” said Captain Michael Chan, Controller, Hong Kong Government Flying Service.
“We are proud to take delivery of this new aircraft and are convinced it will serve the Hong Kong Government Flying Service well in its search and rescue missions.”
“The Challenger aircraft’s popularity for special mission applications with government agencies around the globe is growing. The aircraft’s range, proven reliability and versatility provides the ideal platform for search and rescue, maritime surveillance and air medical transport-type missions,” said Stéphane Villeneuve, Vice President, Specialized Aircraft, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft.
“This first delivery to the Hong Kong Government Flying Service reaffirms Bombardier’s expertise to provide the right aircraft platform for our customer’s mission needs. We are delighted to have been able to work with the Hong Kong Government in defining this cutting-edge solution.”
Several Challenger aircraft are currently deployed in multi-role service in Canada, Denmark, Switzerland and the Republic of Korea (South Korea). It is also used as a head of state aircraft in several countries.