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 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


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