The first of two specialised Challenger 605 aircraft ordered by the Hong Kong Government Flying Service, have been delivered by Bombardier. The new multi-role aircraft will take over the search and rescue (SAR) aircraft role, from the existing aircraft currently operated by the Hong Kong Government Flying Service for long-range SAR missions.
“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.