CC-144 Challenger

Aircraft

CC-144 Challenger

Overview

Overview

The CC-144 Challenger is a twin-engine, long-range executive jet. It is used for the rapid transportation of Canadian and international VIPs. With a range of up to 5,930 km and a maximum speed of Mach 0.83, the Challenger can quickly deliver passengers almost anywhere in the world. 

There are four aircraft in the Air Force’s Challenger fleet. All four can be used in either a utility or an administrative role. The administrative crew consists of two pilots, one flight engineer and one flight steward to tend to government officials and foreign dignitaries. Three of the aircraft can be used in a medevac role.

As a VIP transport, the Challenger has supported many humanitarian and diplomatic efforts.

Named OperationsYearLocationHow aircraft was employed
ATTENTION 2012 Afghanistan Transported personnel in support of the Canadian Contribution to the Training Mission in Afghanistan (CCTM-A)

 

 

Technical specifications

Technical specifications

 Length

20.85 m

 Wingspan

18.84 m

Height 

5.84 m

Maximum Gross Weight

18,779 kg

Power

Two General Electric CF34 engines

Speed

Mach .83

Service Ceiling

1,2496.19 m

Range

2,200–3,200 nm

Equipment

Command communications suite and up to 2 hospital beds

Crew

2 pilots, 1 flight engineer and 1 steward

Passengers

10 passengers, 3 litters (aeromedical evacuation role)

Year(s) procured

1982 to 1985, and 2002

Quantity in CF

4

Location(s)

Ottawa, ON

 

 

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