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 Country of manufacture Type Year(s) operated Canadian designation In service[1] Notes
Multirole fighter
McDonnell Douglas CF-188 US fighter/attack
fighter lead-in trainer
1982–1988 CF-188A
CF-188B
92
48 (ca.)
98 CF-188A and 40 CF-188B delivered. 17 crashed and 8 retired. At 3 Wing Bagotville and 4 Wing Cold Lake. Unofficially is "CF-18".[2]
Trainers
Raytheon CT-156 Harvard II US Trainer 2000 CT-156 25 Replaced CL-41; at 15 Wing Moose Jaw. 24 leased in 2000, 2 added in 2002.[3] One lost 2014.[4]
BAe CT-155 Hawk UK lead-in fighter trainer (LIFT) 2000 CT-155 20[5] 20 delivered 2000–2002, plus 2 in 2004 to replace losses. With 419 squadron and 2 CFFTS[6]
De Havilland Canada CT-142 Canada navigation and tactics trainer 1987
1989–1990
CT-142 4 Operated by 402 Squadron at 17 Wing, Winnipeg
Demonstration aircraft
Canadair CT-114 Tutor Canada Air Demonstration 1962 CT-114 25 Replaced by CT-156 Harvard II and CT-155 Hawk in 2000. Only used by "The Snowbirds"; replacement expected by 2020.[7] 190 delivered.
Transports
Airbus CC-150 Polaris France Strategic Transport
Tanker
1992–1993 CC-150
CC-150T
3
2
Ordered by Wardair. Replaced Boeing CC-137; At 8 Wing Trenton
Boeing CC-177 Globemaster US strategic airlift 2007–2008 CC-177 5[8] At 8 Wing Trenton, fifth delivered March 2015.[9]
Bombardier CC-144 Challenger Canada utility transport
VIP transport
1982–1985
2002–
CC-144 6 Operated by 412(T) Sqn in Ottawa, under command of 8 Wing Trenton. Two blue CL601 utility aircraft and four white VIP aircraft (1 CL600, 1 CL601 and 2 CL604s)
de Havilland Canada CC-138 Twin Otter Canada utility transport / Search and Rescue 1970s CC-138 4 440 Squadron at Yellowknife, NT. attached to 17 Wing, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Lockheed CC-130 Hercules US tactical transport / 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. 11 of 19 remaining E models replaced.[10] with CC-130J Super Hercules, while H models remain until 2017 in the SAR role.
Lockheed Martin CC-130J Super Hercules US medium haul tactical lift 2010–2012 CC-130J-30 17
Search and rescue
de Havilland Canada CC-115 Buffalo Canada Search and Rescue 1967 CC-115 6 Retirement pending replacement decision; with 442 Squadron at 19 Wing Comox
Maritime patrol
Lockheed CP-140 Aurora US Maritime Patrol/ASW
SAR
1980 CP-140 18 At 19 Wing Comox and 14 Wing Greenwood
Lockheed CP-140A Arcturus US Maritime patrol/SAR 1991 CP-140A 1 For training at 404 Squadron, at 14 Wing Greenwood.[11]
Unmanned aerial vehicle
IAI CU-170 Heron Israel unmanned aerial reconnaissance 2008–2011 CU-170 3 leased,
2 remain in service
Leased from MacDonald Dettwiler in partnership with Israel Aircraft Industries for use in Afghanistan. To be replaced by JUSTAS UAV in 2011.[12]
ALIX / BAE Systems Silver Fox Canada Miniature UAV (SUAV) 2004-2005 CU-167[13][14] 1 or 2 Tested 2004-2005; no orders
MMIST CQ-10 Snowgoose Canada Logistics unmanned aerial vehicle N/A N/A N/A Tested at CFB Cold Lake in 2007.
BTE CU-171 Super Hauler US Miniature UAV (SUAV) 2012-13 CU-171[15] 2 Under evaluation and undergoing modifications.

Current helicopters[edit]

Aircraft Country of manufacture Type Year(s) operated Canadian designation # in service[1] Notes
Helicopters
AgustaWestland CH-149 Cormorant Italy/Canada Search and Rescue 2000 CH-149 14 In 1987, 50 ordered to replace CH-124 Sea Kings and CH-113 Labradors but cancelled 1993. Nine similar VH-71 Kestrels obtained from the US.[16]
Boeing CH-147F Chinook US medium/heavy lift helicopter. 2008 CH-147 15 Six CH-147D used in Afghanistan in 2008, since stored.[17] 15 long range CH-147Fs with EW equipment delivered starting June 2013.[18][19][20][21][22][23]
Bell CH-139 Jet Ranger US Trainer 1982 CH-139 13
Bell CH-146 Griffon Canada utility 1995 CH-146 98 85 delivered as tactical helicopters and 15 SAR. Eight modified in 2009 as armed escorts for CH-147 Chinooks in Afghanistan.
Sikorsky CH-124 Sea King US/Canada ASW / utility 1964 CH-124 27 41 delivered, to be replaced by 28 CH-148 Cyclones.
Sikorsky CH-148 Cyclone US ASW / utility 2010 CH-148 6 First six delivered June 2015[24]

Retired aircraft[edit]

List of aircraft of Canada's air forces lists all aircraft operated by the RCAF and its predecessors, current and past while List of aircraft of the Royal Canadian Navy covers all RCN aircraft.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Aviation Week & Space Technology 2009, 26 January 2009, p. 240, retrieved 5 August 2009 
  2. ^ "Canadian CF-18 fighter jets to be kept in use until 2025". October 2, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Canadian Forces CT-156". Ody.ca. Retrieved 2011-03-17. 
  4. ^ "2 military pilots eject safely before crash at 15 Wing Moose Jaw". CBC News. Jan 24, 2014. Retrieved 4 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "Canadian Forces Hawks". Ody.ca. Retrieved 2011-03-17. 
  6. ^ "CT155 Walkaround". Ipmslondon.ca. Retrieved 2011-03-17. 
  7. ^ "Snowbirds Prepare To Retire CT-114 Tutor". Avweb.com. 2012-08-18. Retrieved 2012-08-22. 
  8. ^ "Canada receives fifth and final C-17 airlifter - IHS Jane's 360". IHS Jane's 360. Retrieved 1 April 2015. 
  9. ^ http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?nid=956819&tp=1
  10. ^ "Canadian Forces CC-130 Hercules". Ody.ca. Retrieved 2011-03-17. 
  11. ^ The Final Flight of CP140/A AC120 To Tucson, Arizona
  12. ^ COPA Flight 8 (June 2009). "Canadian Forces Briefing on UAVs". Retrieved 2009-06-30. 
  13. ^ "Silver Fox UAV - Canadian National Defence ALIX". Acrtucson.com. Retrieved 2011-03-17. 
  14. ^ "UAVs in Canada 2004 Update-1.indd" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-03-17. 
  15. ^ "Voxair Issue 22" (PDF). voxair.ca. Retrieved 2013-12-18. 
  16. ^ Pugliese, David (16 June 2011). "Obama’s choppers purchased for parts for Cormorants". Victoria Times Colonist. 
  17. ^ "Canada receives Boeing CH-47 Chinook with Raytheon cockpit.". October 10, 2013. 
  18. ^ Canadian Press (August 2009). "Boeing nets $1.2B contract for 15 Chinook choppers". Retrieved 2009-08-10. 
  19. ^ Pugliese, David. "It’s Official: First CH-147F Delivered To Canadian Military | Ottawa Citizen". Blogs.ottawacitizen.com. Retrieved 2013-07-03. 
  20. ^ "Boeing Completes Delivery of Canadian CH-147F Chinooks Transport Helicopter". July 2, 2014. 
  21. ^ 28-Oct-2010 16:13 UTC (2010-10-28). "On The Verge: Canada’s $4B+ Program for Medium-Heavy Transport Helicopters". Defenseindustrydaily.com. Retrieved 2011-03-17. 
  22. ^ "L-3 WESCAM to Supply Boeing with MX-15 EO/IR Imaging Sensors for Canadian Forces Helicopter Program A CH-147D (147202) was shot down in August 2010 by small arms fire which started an engine fire". Asdwire.com. 2009-10-27. Retrieved 2011-03-17. 
  23. ^ Canadian Forces confirms helicopter was brought down by small arms fire
  24. ^ "Canada gets six Cyclone helicopters". June 19, 2015. 

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