Hong Kong GFS orders two Challenger 605s
Government Flying Services orders executive jets to be used for search and rescue and other special missions
Bombardier has announced that it has secured a firm order
for two Challenger 605 aircraft
from the Hong Kong Government Flying Service (GFS) for use primarily in search
and rescue, as well as other special mission applications. The aircraft will be
manufactured at Bombardier’s facility in Montréal, Québec, Canada
and outfitted with special mission equipment by a sub-contractor to Bombardier.
“This latest order from the GFS
further reaffirms the Challenger jet’s
growing popularity as a special mission aircraft with government agencies
around the globe,” said Derek Gilmour, vice president, Sales, Marketing &
Administration, Specialized and Amphibious Aircraft & Military Aviation
Training, Bombardier Aerospace. “Its range, proven reliability and versatility
make it the ideal platform for search and rescue, airborne surveillance and air
medical transport type missions.”
“We’re proud of the confidence
that the GFS has placed in Bombardier and are sure that these Challenger 605 aircraft will
serve GFS well in its search and rescue missions,” added Mr. Gilmour.
The new aircraft will replace the
existing search and rescue aircraft currently operated by the GFS for
long-range search and rescue operations.