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Dubai Air Show 2013: Boeing selects Challenger 600 biz-jet to host MSA capability

18 November 2013

Boeing unveiled the Bombardier Challenger 605 business jet as the host platform for its new maritime surveillance aircraft (MSA) at the Dubai Air Show on 18 November.

Boeing chose the Challenger 600 business jet to host its MSA capability as it provides the power, payload capacity, range, speed and endurance needed for the maritime surveillance role. (Bombardier Aerospace)Boeing chose the Challenger 600 business jet to host its MSA capability as it provides the power, payload capacity, range, speed and endurance needed for the maritime surveillance role. (Bombardier Aerospace)

Speaking at the show, Tim Peters, Boeing vice-president and general manager, Mobility, Surveillance & Engagement, said that the Challenger 605 "provides the power, payload capacity, range, speed and endurance" needed for the maritime surveillance role. The aircraft will be modified by Field Aviation, before being offered to customers from 2014.

Designed to be a scaled down version of the Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime multimission aircraft, the MSA systems have already been flight trialled aboard a Bombardier Challenger business jet, which was described at the time by the company as being "a representative jet".



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