Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   
Canadian Warplanes 6: Jets, Bombardier CC-144 Challenger

Canadian Warplanes, Jets,

Bombardier CC-144 Challenger

Data current to 8 Sep 2019.

 (John Davies, CYOW Airport Watch Photo)

Bombardier CC-144 Challenger (Serial No. 144616).

The Bombardier Challenger 600 series is a family of business jets first produced by Canadair (as an independent company), and then produced from 1986 by Canadair as a division of Bombardier Aerospace.  In service with the Canadian Forces, this aircraft was designated as the Bombardier CC-144 Challenger and used to transport the Governor General, government officials, foreign dignitaries and the Prime Minister of Canada.

Canadair Model CL-60, CC-144A Challenger (4), CL-601-1A, CC-144B Challenger (14), (Serial Nos. 144601-144618) for a total of 18 aircraft.

 (DND Photo via James Craik)

Canadair CC-144 Challenger (Serial No. 144602).

 (John Davies, CYOW Airport Watch Photo)

Bombardier CC-144B Challenger (Serial No. 144614).

 (Paul Nelhams Photo)

Bombardier CC-144 Challenger (Serial No. 144614), VIP transport.

Bombardier CC-144 Challenger (Serial No. 144616), VIP transport.  (RCAF Photo)

 (DND Photo via James Craik)

Bombardier CC-144 Challenger (Serial No. 144601).

 (DND Photo)

Canadair CC-144 Challenger (Serial No. 144615).

 (DND Photo)

Canadair CC-144 Challenger (Serial No. 144617).

 (DND Photo)

Canadair CC-144 Challenger (Serial No. 144618).

 (Author Photo)

 (Alain Rioux Photo)

 (Mike Kaehler Photo)

Canadair CX-144A Challenger (Serial No. CX144612), low visibility grey, AETE-X.  This was the second prototype, a CL-600-1A11, c/n 1002, allocated to the RCAF after finishing test programme.  It was flown at the Aerospace Engineering and Test Establishment (AETE), CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, until its retirement in 1993, now preserved at CFB Winnipeg.  It was designated CC-144 in service.