CC-295 Kingfisher

CC-295

Cpl Darryl Hepner 17 Wing Imaging

The first operational CC-295 Kingfisher aircraft to be delivered to the Royal Canadian Air Force prepares to depart 17 Wing Winnipeg on September 17, 2020 on its way to 19 Wing Comox.

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

The CC-295 Kingfisher search and rescue aircraft

Canada receives its first new fixed-wing search and rescue CC-295 aircraft

On September 25, 2020, the RCAF marked the arrival of the first aircraft of its future fixed-wing search and rescue fleet, which will be called the CC-295 Kingfisher.
September 25, 2020

An orange twin-propeller aircraft in flight

An overview of our search and rescue aircraft

SAR Technicians use many different kinds of equipment to do their job, but they rely on aircraft to transport them where they need to go to save lives. Here are the aircraft that Canadian SAR Technicians use in their everyday work.
September 24, 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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