CC-295

CC-295

On March 8, 2019, the first of our 16 new CC-295 fixed-wing search and rescue aircraft rolled off the assembly line in Spain.

Overview

Canada’s new search and rescue CC-295 fleet will be composed of modern, proven aircraft that will allow the RCAF to conduct more effective search and rescue missions in all weather conditions, including reduced visibility, at long range.

The RCAF will operate the new fixed-wing fleet from 19 Wing Comox, 17 Wing Winnipeg, 8 Wing Trenton, and 14 Wing Greenwood; the same locations currently providing search and rescue services across the country. RCAF search and rescue aircraft and personnel are located where they can effectively respond to search and rescue incidents in all regions of Canada, considering factors such as the historical distribution of incidents, aircraft performance, and the co-location of forces with supporting infrastructure.

https://www.canada.ca/en/department-national-defence/services/procurement/fixed-wing-search-and-rescue-procurement-project.html

News

polaris

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

An orange aircraft with red markings ascends in a grey sky.

New FWSAR maintenance trainer arrives in Canada

Canada’s Fixed Wing Search and Rescue Aircraft Replacement project took an important step forward as the Aircraft Maintenance Trainer departed Seville, Spain, today to travel to Canada.
January 28, 2020

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