CC-150 Polaris


The CC-150 Polaris is a multi-purpose, long-range aircraft used for military-passenger, freight or medical transport. Two of the Royal Canadian Air Force’s CC-150s are equipped for air-to-air refuelling, and each can carry enough fuel to ferry four CF-188 Hornet fighter aircraft across the Atlantic Ocean.

The Polaris can also transport government officials and foreign dignitaries. It has carried the Prime Minister, Governor General and members of the Royal Family.

Length 46.66 m
Wingspan 43.9 m
Height 15.8 m
Maximum gross weight 157,000 kg
Maximum speed Mach 0.84
Range 9,600 km
Location Trenton, Ont.
This aircraft is used for Transport



CC-150 Polaris tanker fleet reaches NORAD milestone

The RCAF and the Canadian NORAD Region achieved initial operating capability for their fleet of CC-150 Polaris air-to-air refuelling tankers.
July 20, 2020

Nose impact with hangar structure

CC15001 Airbus - Epilogue

On 18 October 2019 a CC150 Polaris was towed from the North ramp to 10 hangar. During the tow tractor change, while no tractor was attached, the aircraft started moving forward and over the chocks. The aircraft sustained very serious damage. The investigation could not positively determine the cause for the parking brake not holding the aircraft in position and recommends the use of approved chocks on all wheels and improved training for towing operations.
June 15, 2020

Three aircraft fly in formation in a blue sky under a bright sun above the cloud cover.

Canada’s Air Task Force completes mission in Romania

Since 2014, Operation Reassurance has been key to demonstrating Canada’s commitment to our NATO allies.
January 6, 2020

Delamination of the RH Elevator trailing edge

CC15004 Airbus - Epilogue

On 8 May 2015 at 1510 hrs (L), the CC150 departed its base of operation for an air to air refueling mission in support of OP IMPACT.
May 8, 2015

CC15001 accident site

CC150 Polaris - Epilogue

A contractor technician was lockwiring the drainplug of the left no. 4 flap screwjack gearbox while another technician, who was concurrently working on the right main landing gear brake system, applied hydraulic power to the aircraft.
August 25, 2013

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