Bombardier delivers first Hong Kong Government Flying Service Challenger
Bombardier has delivered a Challenger 605 to the Hong Kong Government Flying Service.
The special missions aircraft is the first to be delivered from an order of two that was placed in October 2011.
The aircraft will be used for search and rescue, VIP transportation and medical airlift duties.
“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.”
Both aircraft are still on the Canadian civil aircraft register, although msn 5896 has B-LVA reserved for it, whilst 5898 has B-LVB.
“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.”