CP-140 Aurora


The CP-140 Aurora is a long-range patrol aircraft used for multiple types of missions over land and water.

The Aurora supports a wide variety of roles, including operations management, maritime and overland intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare, strike coordination, and search and rescue. It can also assist other government agencies to combat illegal immigration, illegal fishing, pollution, drug trafficking, and more.

Length 35.61 m
Wingspan 30.37 m
Height 10.30 m
Maximum gross weight 64,410 kg
Maximum speed 750 km/h
Range 7,400 km
  • Comox, B.C.
  • Greenwood, N.S.
This aircraft is used for Maritime aviation


The sun is reflected in a field of ice on water, with blue sky and clouds above.

RCAF assures Canada’s sovereignty in the North

From July 22 to 31, 2019, a 14 Wing Greenwood, Nova Scotia-based CP-140 Aurora tactical crew and its ground support technicians played a vital role in Operation Limpid, maintaining Canada’s physical presence throughout the North.
September 6, 2019

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RIAT: 405 Squadron goes to the world’s largest air show

405 Long Range Patrol Squadron’s CP-140M Aurora, along with a crew of nine, participated in the 2019 edition of the largest airshow in the world: the Royal International Air Tattoo in the United Kingdom.
August 26, 2019

A woman in a green flight suit sits at a desk in an aircraft.

Women in Aviation: Lieutenant-Colonel Marie-Claude Osmond

Lieutenant-Colonel Marie-Claude Osmond talks about serving as the commanding officer of a Royal Canadian Air Force Long Range Patrol Squadron.
April 27, 2017

CP140103 accident site

CP140103 Aurora - Epilogue

The CP140 Aurora was taking off from 14 Wing Greenwood, Nova Scotia, on a transit mission to Iqaluit, Nunavut, in support of Operation Qimmiq.
August 27, 2015

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