List of aircraft of the Royal Canadian Air Force

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This list identifies the military aircraft which are currently being operated or have formerly been operated by the Canadian Forces Air Command (1968–2011) or the Royal Canadian Air Force (2011–present).

Current fixed-wing aircraft[edit]

Aircraft Photograph Country of Manufacture Type Year(s) Produced Canadian Designation In Service[1] Notes
Multirole Fighter
McDonnell Douglas CF-18 Hornet CF-188A BANKING.jpg  Canada
United States USA
fighter
fighter/attack
fighter lead-in trainer
1982–1988 CF-188A
CF-188B
72
31
Originally Ordered 138: 98 CF-188A / 40 CF-188B. 15 CF-188A and 2 CF-188B have crashed since 1984, never during combat, killing a total of 7 pilots. 1 CF-188A and 7 CF-188B have been removed from operational service. Many of the crashed or retired aircraft are still used for parts as well as experimental and research purposes. Stationed at 3 Wing Bagotville and 4 Wing Cold Lake. Often referred to as "CF-18".[2]
Trainers
CT-156 Harvard II RaytheonCT156HarvardII156121.JPG United States USA Trainer 2000 CT-156 25 Replaced Canadair CL-41 Tutor as trainer; Leased and stationed at 15 Wing Moose Jaw. 24 originally ordered and received in 2000, 2 added in 2002.[3] 1 damaged, possibly 156112 when a student accidentally ejected while parked on the ramp.
BAe CT-155 Hawk BAeCT155Hawk155217.JPG United Kingdom UK lead-in fighter trainer (LIFT) 2000 CT-155 20[4] 20 originally ordered and delivered from 2000 to 2002, 2 added in 2004 to replace 155202 and 155216 lost in crashes. 11 with 2 CFFTS and 9 with 419 squadron[5]
de Havilland Canada DHC-8 Dash 8 CT-142 Dash-8 Gonzo.jpg  Canada aerial navigation and tactics trainer 1987
1989–1990
CT-142 4 Operated by 402 "City of Winnipeg" Sqn and stationed at 17 Wing, Winnipeg
Demonstration Aircraft
Canadair CL-41 Tutor Ct114 tutor snowbirds stcatharines 1.jpg  Canada jet demonstration aircraft 1962 CT-114 25 Entered service as a basic and advanced jet trainer, replaced by the CT-156 Harvard II and CT-155 Hawk in 2000. Now used by 431 Air Demonstration Squadron "The Snowbirds"; expected to be replaced by December 2020.[6] Originally 190 delivered.
Transports
Airbus A310 RCAF CC-150 Polaris Davies.jpg  France Strategic Transport
Tanker/Transport
1992–1993 CC-150
CC-150 MRTT
3
2
Originally ordered by Wardair, sold to Canadian Airlines and purchased by the military. Replaced Boeing CC-137; Stationed at 8 Wing Trenton
2 CC-150 have been converted to tankers and re-designated as CC-150T
C-17 Globemaster III Globemaster 0026.jpg United States USA strategic airlift 2007–2008 CC-177 5[7] Stationed at 8 Wing Trenton, a fifth aircraft was ordered in December 2014.[8][9]
Bombardier Challenger 600 Canadian Forces CC-144 Challenger - VIP Transport of Prime Minister and Governor General (Bombardier Challenger 601).jpg  Canada utility transport
VIP transport
1982–1985
2002
CC-144 6 Operated by 412(T) Sqn and based in Ottawa, but under command of 8 Wing Trenton Utility aircraft are 2 blue CL601s and VIP aircraft are white: 1 CL600, 1 CL601 and 2 newer CL604s)
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter Canadian Armed Forces - DHC6 - Twin Otter.jpg  Canada utility transport / fixed-wing search and rescue 1970s CC-138 4 Stationed at Yellowknife, NT. 440 Squadron attached to 17 Wing, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Lockheed C-130 Hercules CFB Trenton.JPG United States USA tactical transport / fixed-wing search and rescue 1964–1997 CC-130E
CC-130H
CC-130H-30
CC-130T
8
6
2
5
Stationed at 8 Wing Trenton, 14 Wing Greenwood and 17 Wing Winnipeg. One B,[10] five E and three H aircraft lost to crashes. Eleven of nineteen remaining E models have been retired due to airframe life limits.[11] E models are being replaced with CC-130J Super Hercules, while H models will continue until 2017 in the Search and Rescue role.
Lockheed Martin CC-130J Super Hercules C-130J 135th AS Maryland ANG in flight.jpg United States USA short-medium haul tactical lift aircraft 2010–2012 CC-130J-30 17
Search and Rescue
de Havilland Canada DHC-5 Buffalo DehavillandCC-115Buffalo12.JPG  Canada fixed-wing search and rescue 1967 CC-115 6 Will be retired once a replacement found (either EADS CASA C-295 or Alenia Aeronautica C-27J Spartan; all six fly for 442 Transport and Rescue Sqn at 19 Wing Comox
Maritime Patrol
Lockheed CP-140 Aurora Lockheed CP-140 Canada 140102 ETNG.jpg United States USA Maritime Patrol / Anti-submarine Aircraft 1980 CP-140 18 Stationed at 19 Wing Comox and 14 Wing Greenwood
Lockheed CP-140A Arcturus CP-140A Arcturus.jpg United States USA maritime reconnaissance, search and rescue and fisheries & Arctic patrol 1991 CP-140A 1 CP140/A 119 is the only Arcturus remaining and is used as a training aircraft for the school at 404 Long Range Patrol and Training (LRP&T) Squadron, at 14 Wing Greenwood.[12]
Unmanned aerial vehicle
Maveric UAS Maveric InFlight.jpg  United States Miniature UAVs (MUAV) 2010 Prioria Embedded Intelligence 5 The CF will procure the Maveric MUAV for $2.9 million.[13] for employment by ground forces
Boeing ScanEagle / Boeing and Insitu ScanEagle UAV catapult launcher 2005-04-16.jpg  United States Miniature UAVs (SUAV) 2008 Boeing ScanEagle 1 Leased for 9 months for use by ground forces until the replacement of the CU-161.[14] On April 3, 2009, PWGSC awarded a contract to Insitu Inc. to provide the Canadian Forces with services for Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (SUAVs). The contract is estimated to cost $30 million.[15][16] PWGSC worked closely with DND on a competitive procurement called Project NOCTUA to lease Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) services for a two-year period, with an additional one-year option.[17]
IAI Heron IAI Heron 1 in flight 2.JPEG  Israel unmanned aerial reconnaissance 2008–2011 CU-170 Heron 3 leased,
2 remain in service
Leased from MacDonald Dettwiler in partnership with Israel Aircraft Industries for use in Afghanistan. Forecast to be replaced by new JUSTAS project UAV in 2011.[18]
ALIX / BAE Systems  Canada Miniature UAVs (SUAV) 2004-2005 Silver Fox (CU-167) [19][20] 1 or 2 Tested by Defence Research and Development Canada in 2004 and RCN in 2005; no orders
MMIST  Canada Joint precision airdrop system N/A Joint precision airdrop system [21][22] N/A MMIST awarded $3.4MM Joint Precision Airdrop System contract by Canadian Military in 2009.
MMIST  Canada Logistics Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) N/A CQ-10 Snowgoose [21][22] N/A Tested at CFB Cold Lake in 2007.
BTE Super Hauler  United States Miniature UAVs (SUAV) 2012-13 CU-171 Super Hauler[23] 2 Operated by the Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Studies (CFSAS) as a test article for the Aerospace Systems and Operational Test and Evaluation (ASC and OT&E) Courses. The CU-171 has been modified through the addition of a Micro Pilot autopilot and carries an IMSAR NanoSAR B radar and DRS Technologies i2i-3 EO/IR turret.

Current helicopters[edit]

Aircraft Photograph Country of Manufacture Type Year(s) Produced Canadian Designation # of aircraft in service[1] Notes
Helicopters
AgustaWestland AW101 AgustaWestland CH-149 Cormorant -Canadian Forces Base Greenwood, Nova Scotia, Canada-7Aug2013.jpg  Italy
 Canada
Medium SAR helicopter 2000 CH-149 14 Fifty originally ordered. In 1987 the Mulroney government announced the purchase of 35 EH-101 to replace the CH-124 Sea King and 15 EH-101 to replace the Search and Rescue CH-113 Labrador. In 1993 the Chrétien government cancelled the contract. Obtained 9 Lockheed Martin VH-71 Kestrel from the United States as spare parts for CH-149.[24]
CH-47 Chinook  United States Cargo helicopter 2008 CH-147 15 Twin-rotor medium/heavy lift helicopter. Six CH-147 "D" model entered service in 2008 and were operationally deployed in January 2009 to Afghanistan. A further 15 long range hybrid "F" models are on order, with the delivery of the first completed in June 2013.[25][26][27] The CH-147 "F" model is fitted with MX-15 EO/IR surveillance turrets and AN/ALQ-213V Electronic Warfare Management System (EWMS).[28][29][30] The five remaining CH-147s (CH-47D) assigned to Joint Task Force Afghanistan Air Wing were returned to US (AMARC in Arizona) for storage and no longer in active service in 2011.[31]
Bell 206 Canadian Air Force JetRanger.jpg  United States Trainer 1982 CH-139 13
Bell 412 CH-146 Griffon Helicopter.jpg  Canada Multipurpose utility helicopter 1995 CH-146 98 Originally ordered 100. 85 allocated for tactical helicopter use and 15 for the search and rescue role. Eight CH-146 Griffons were modified to act as armed escorts for CH-147 Chinook helicopters in Afghanistan, starting in December 2008 and fully operational since January 2009.
SH-3 Sea King CH-124 Sea King.jpg  United States
 Canada
ASW / utility helicopter 1964 CH-124 27 Originally ordered 41, to be phased out after at least 50 years of service and replaced by 28 CH-148 Cyclones.
Sikorsky CH-148 Cyclone CH-148 Cyclyone Heli.jpg  United States ASW / utility helicopter 2010 CH-148 0 Still waiting for first delivery.

Retired aircraft[edit]

Aircraft Photograph Country of manufacture Type Canadian designation In service # of aircraft Notes
Canadair CL-30/T-33 Silver Star Canadair Silver Star - Elvington - BB.jpg  Canada fighter trainer CT-133 Silver Star 1953–2005 576[32][33] Licence-built Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star
Lockheed C-130B Hercules Lockheed C-130 Hercules.jpg United States USA tactical transport CC-130B 1960–1967 4 One crashed in 1967, remainder returned to Lockheed when Canada acquired much more capable CC-130E model aircraft.
McDonnell F-101B Voodoo RCAF CF-101B Voodoo 17477.jpg  United States fighter CF-101B Voodoo 1961–1987 56+56 Survivors exchanged in 1970-71 for 56 upgraded USAF aircraft with lower time airframes. Replaced with CF-188.
McDonnell F-101F Voodoo F 101 fighter.jpg  United States fighter trainer CF-101F Voodoo 1961–1987 10+10 Exchanged 10 aircraft for older airframes in 1970-71 as above. Replaced with CF-188.
McDonnell EF-101B Voodoo CF-101B CFB Moose Jaw 1982.JPG  United States electronic warfare fighter EF-101B "Electric" Voodoo 1983–1987 1 Replaced with CF-188.
Canadair CL-90 Starfighter CF-104Starfighter01A.JPG  Canada nuclear strike/attack and recce roles CF-104 Starfighter 1961–1986 200 Lockheed F-104 Starfighter Licence-built in Canada. One single-seat Palmdale-built aircraft used as a model.
Canadair CL-90D Starfighter CF-104 (Trenton).jpg  United States fighter trainer CF-104D Starfighter 1962–1985 38 Lockheed F-104D Starfighter licence-built
Canadair CL-28 Argus Argus in Bermuda 1979 (5538985016).jpg  Canada Maritime Patrol / Anti-submarine Aircraft CP-107 Argus 1957–1981 13; 20 Replaced by CP-140 Aurora
Bell CUH-1N Twin Huey Bell CH-135 Twin Huey (212), Canada - Air Force AN1878660.jpg  United States light utility helicopter CH-135 Twin Huey 1971–1997 50 Replaced by CH-146
Bell CUH-1H Iroquois CH-118103Huey02.JPG  United States light utility helicopter CH-118 Iroquois 1968–1995 10 Replaced by CH-146
de Havilland Canada CS2F Tracker TrackerWingFolding01.JPG  Canada ASW surveillance CP-121 Tracker 1956–1990 99+1 Grumman S-2 Tracker licence-built as CS2F for RCN. One Grumman-built aircraft used as production model and later as stationary ground crew trainer.[34] Replaced by CP-140 Aurora.
de Havilland Canada Dash 7 Adria Airways DHC-7 Maiwald.jpg  Canada STOL transport CC-132 "Dash-7" 1979–1988 2 Replaced by CT-142
Boeing Vertol Model 107-II-9 BoeingVertolCH-113Labrador11301-03.JPG  United States maritime search and rescue helicopter CH-113 Labrador 1964–2002 6 Replaced by CH-149
Boeing Vertol Model 107-II-28 BoeingVertolCH-113Labrador11301-03.JPG  United States Assault and utility transport CH-113A Voyageur 1964–1995 12 Replaced by CH-149
de Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou RAAF Caribou Vabre.jpg  Canada STOL transport CC-108 Caribou 1960–1971 9 Replaced with CC-115
Boeing 707-320C Boeing CC-137 (707-347C), Canada - Air Force AN1849852.jpg  United States transport / VIP aircraft / air refueling CC-137 Husky 1970–1997 5 Most returned to US and used for Northrop Grumman E-8 Joint STARS or as spare parts[citation needed]; replaced by CC-150
Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck CF100 - Trenton.jpg  Canada Interceptor fighter CF-100 Canuck 1955–1981 329 Replaced by CF-101
Beechcraft Musketeer Model B23 BeechcraftCT134Musketeers.jpg  United States light trainer CT-134 Musketeer 1971–1984 24 Replaced by CT-134A Musketeer II
Beechcraft Musketeer Model C23 BeechcraftCT134Musketeers.jpg  United States light trainer CT-134A Musketeer II 1981–1992 24 Replaced by leased Slingsby T67 Firefly from Bombardier Aerospace
Beechcraft B200 Super King Air Royal Air Force King Air B200 Training Aircraft MOD 45153010.jpg  United States transport 1991–1995 3 Operated by Bombardier Aerospace as trainers as well.
Bell OH-58 Kiowa BellCH136Kiowa01.JPG  United States light attack helicopter CH-136 Kiowa 1971–1995 65 Replaced by CH-146 Griffon.
Bell 206B JetRanger III Canadian Air Force JetRanger.jpg  United States light observation helicopter CH-136 1981–1992 14
Boeing CH-47C Chinook Italian Army Boeing (Elicotteri Meridionali) CH-47C Chinook (219) Bidini-1.jpg  United States heavy lift helicopter CH-147 Chinook 1974–1991 9 Sold to Royal Netherlands Air Force
Canadair CL-44 Canadair CC-106 15927 CAF LGW 09.68 edited-3.jpg  Canada transport CC-106 Yukon 1959–1970 12 Replaced with CC-130
Canadair CL-84-1A Dynavert CanadairCL-84Dynavert02.JPG  Canada tilt wing monoplane 1965–1975 4 Demonstrator only
Canadair CL-66B CanadairCC109Cosmopolitan.JPG  Canada turboprop transport CC-109 Cosmopolitan 1960–1993 10 Licence-built Convair 440
Dassault Falcon 20C Dassault Falcon 20C Canadian Air Force Markings.jpg  France small jet CC-117 1967–1989 8 Replaced by Canadair CC-144
de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk RCAF Chipmunk 18041.jpg  Canada single-engined piston basic trainer CT-120 Chipmunk 1948–1972 113 Replaced by CT-134 trainers
de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter C-FUKN-Northway-Aviation-DHC-3-Otter-2.jpg  Canada light single-engine piston STOL transport aircraft CC-123 Otter 1953–1982 69
de Havilland Canada DHC-7R Ranger Adria Airways DHC-7 Maiwald.jpg  Canada turboprop transport CC-132R 1979–1984 2 Retired ahead of the closure of CFB Lahr
Douglas Dakota Douglas c47-a skytrain n1944a cotswoldairshow 2010 arp.jpg  United States military transport CC-129 Dakota 1943–1988 173 Replaced with the CC-142
Grumman HU-16B Albatross HU-16E from CGAS Cape Cod in flight.jpg  United States twin-radial engine amphibious flying boat CSR-110 Albatross 1960–1970 10 Replaced with CC-115 Buffalo.
MBB/Kawasaki BK 117-A3 Lifesaver1.jpg  Germany twin-engined medium utility/transport helicopter CH-143 1990 1 Demonstrator only and returned to MBB Canada
Canadair CL-13 Sabre Mk.5 Ex-RCAF Golden Hawk Canadair F-86 23424 purchased by Lynn Garrison for his collection, July 1964.jpg  Canada fighter CF-86 Sabre 1953–1975 370 Licence-built North American F-86 Sabre
Canadair CL-13 Sabre Mk.6 Canadair F-86 Sabre.jpg  Canada fighter CF-86 Sabre 1954–1975 430 Licence-built North American F-86 Sabre
Canadair CF-5A Canadair CF 116 CF-5A Freedom Fighter.JPG  Canada fighter, reconnaissance CF-116A Freedom Fighter 1968–1995 89 Licence-built Northrop F-5 Freedom Fighter
Canadair CF-5D Northrop F-5B Freedom Fighter, Greece - Air Force JP6722424.jpg  Canada fighter trainer CF-116D Freedom Fighter 1968–1995 46 Licence-built Northrop F-5 Freedom Fighter
SAGEM Sperwer SPERWER B P1220856.jpg  France
  Switzerland
unmanned aerial reconnaissance CU-161 2003–18 April 2009[18] 23 Retired 2009
Boeing B-47B Stratojet B47B with chute.jpg  United States Engine test bed CL-52 1956-1959 1 Taken on strength by RCAF as a flying test-bed for the Orenda Iroquois jet engine for the CF-105 Arrow.

Leased and contract aircraft[edit]

The Canadian Forces have leased aircraft from vendors to help transport troops and equipment from Canada and other locations in the past decade.

Aircraft Photograph Country of manufacture Type In service[35] Notes
Beechcraft B200 Super King Air Royal Air Force King Air B200 Training Aircraft MOD 45153010.jpg United States USA light transport and utility aircraft 2009–Present Two aircraft leased from Aero Support Canada Inc. Part of the Multi-Engine Utility Flight(MEUF) based at CFB Trenton. Flown by Canadian Force pilots, they are used for light transport of personnel and equipment within North America.
Dornier Alpha Jet Type A Dassault alphajet Solo.jpg  Germany jet trainer 2005–present 4 leased by Discovery Air Defence Services for CATS (Contracted Airborne Training Services); ex-German Luftwaffe aircraft; based at 3 Wing
Hawker Hunter F.58 Hawker Hunter- Swiss.jpg  United Kingdom jet trainer 2002–2005? 12 jets leased from Northern Lights Combat Air Support; former Swiss Air Force fighters; based at 4 Wing CFB Cold Lake
Ilyushin Il-76 Russian Air Force Ilyushin Il-76MD Dvurekov-16.jpg  Russia strategic airlift post-2001 - 2008? Contract with Toronto, Ontario based Skylink Aviation Inc for transporting equipment to Kandahar from Turkey or CFB Edmonton; contract ends with delivery of C-17
Mil Mi-17 Afghan Mi-17.jpg  Russia medium lift helicopter post-2001 - 2008? Contract with Skylink Aviation for transporting equipment and troops in the Balkans and Afghanistan
Antonov An-225 Mriya Antonov An-225 at Farnborough 1990 airshow (2).jpg  Ukraine strategic airlift post-2001 - 2008? Contract for use in the Middle East; contract ends with delivery of C-17
Antonov An-124 Ruslan Rossiya Antonov An-124-100 PER Wheatley-1.jpg  Russia strategic airlift post-2001 - 2008? Contract to ship supplies from CFB Trenton to Canadian Forces serving in Afghanistan; contract ends with delivery of C-17
Mil Mi-8 Baltic Airlines Mil Mi-8 Aladyshkin.jpg  Russia transport helicopter November 2008 To be leased from SkyLink Aviation for use in Afghanistan
IAI Heron IAI Heron 1 in flight 2.JPEG  Israel unmanned aerial reconnaissance 2008–2011 3 leased from MacDonald Dettwiler in partnership with Israel Aircraft Industries for use in Afghanistan, designated CU-170 Heron for $95 million for training and operations contract to keep the Herons in service until early 2011, with a C$35 million option for an additional 3rd year.[18][36][37]
Boeing ScanEagle ScanEagle UAV catapult launcher 2005-04-16.jpg  United States unmanned aerial reconnaissance 2008–2009 Leased from Boeing for use in Afghanistan for 9 months

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