List of active Canadian military aircraft

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This list identifies the military aircraft which are currently being operated by the Royal Canadian Air Force. List of aircraft of Canada's air forces includes 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.

Current aircraft[edit]

Source: FlightGlobal.[1]

Type Origin Class Role Introduced In service Total Notes
AgustaWestland CH-149 Cormorant Italy/Canada Helicopter Search and Rescue (SAR) 2000 14 1987 order for 50 cancelled 1993. Nine similar VH-71 Kestrels bought from US.[2]
Airbus CC-150 & CC-150T Polaris France Jet Transport/tanker 1992 5 5 8 Wing Trenton
BAe CT-155 Hawk UK Jet Trainer 2000 16 22 22 delivered to 419 sqn and 2 CFFTS[3]
Bell CH-139 Jet Ranger USA Helicopter Trainer 1982 13[4] 13
Bell CH-146 Griffon Canada Helicopter Transport/SAR 1995 85[5] 100 15 SAR and 85 tactical helicopters. Eight armed in 2009 to escort CH-147 Chinooks in Afghanistan.
Boeing CC-177 Globemaster USA Jet Transport 2007 5 5 At 8 Wing Trenton[6][7]
Boeing CH-147F Chinook USA Helicopter Transport 2013 15 Previous variants no longer in service.[8][9][10][11][12][13]
Bombardier CC-144 Challenger Canada Jet Transport 1982 4 4 412(T) Sqn under 8 Wing Trenton. VIP and medevac transport.
BTE CU-171 Super Hauler USA UAV 2012 2 2 Under evaluation.[14]
Canadair CT-114 Tutor Canada Jet Air demonstration 1962 24[15] Now only used by "The Snowbirds"; replacement expected by 2020.[16]
de Havilland Canada CC-115 Buffalo Canada Propeller SAR 1967 6 442 Sqn 19 Wing Comox. Replacement decision pending.
de Havilland Canada CC-138 Twin Otter Canada Propeller Transport/SAR 1970s 4 440 Sqn Yellowknife attached to 17 Wing, Winnipeg.
de Havilland Canada CT-142 Canada Propeller Trainer 1987 4 402 Sqn 17 Wing, Winnipeg
Lockheed CC-130 Hercules USA Propeller Transport/SAR 1964[17] 13 8 Wing Trenton, 14 Wing Greenwood and 17 Wing Winnipeg.[18]
Lockheed CP-140 Aurora USA Propeller Maritime patrol/ASW/SAR 1980 18 18[19] 14 being modernized and retained in operational status. 14 Wing Greenwood and 19 Wing Comox.
Lockheed CP-140A Arcturus USA Propeller Trainer/Maritime reconnaissance/SAR 1991 1 1 404 Sqn 14 Wing Greenwood.[20]
Lockheed Martin
CC-130J Super Hercules
USA Propeller Transport 2010 17 17 Replacing Lockheed CC-130 variants.
McDonnell Douglas CF-188A & B USA Jet Fighter/attack 1982 73 98 98 A and 40 B models bought. 17 lost, 8 retired. 3 Wing Bagotville and 4 Wing Cold Lake.[notes 1][21]
Raytheon CT-156 Harvard II USA Propeller Trainer 2000 25 26 24 leased in 2000, 2 added in 2002.[22] One lost.[23]
Sikorsky CH-124 Sea King USA/Canada Helicopter ASW 1964 27[24] To be replaced by 28 CH-148 Cyclones.
Sikorsky CH-148 Cyclone USA Helicopter ASW 2015 11 [25]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Unofficially "CF-18".

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ World Air Forces 2016. Flightglobal International. 2015. p. 13. 
  2. ^ Pugliese, David (16 June 2011). "Obama’s choppers purchased for parts for Cormorants". Victoria Times Colonist. 
  3. ^ "CT155 Walkaround". Ipmslondon.ca. Retrieved 2011-03-17. 
  4. ^ "CH-139 Jet Ranger". Royal Canadian Air Force. Government of Canada. Retrieved 21 June 2016. 
  5. ^ "CH-146 Griffon". Royal Canadian Air Force. Government of Canada. Retrieved 21 June 2016. 
  6. ^ "Canada receives fifth and final C-17 airlifter - IHS Jane's 360". IHS Jane's 360. Retrieved 1 April 2015. 
  7. ^ http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?nid=956819&tp=1
  8. ^ Canadian Press (August 2009). "Boeing nets $1.2B contract for 15 Chinook choppers". Retrieved 2009-08-10. 
  9. ^ Pugliese, David. "It’s Official: First CH-147F Delivered To Canadian Military | Ottawa Citizen". Blogs.ottawacitizen.com. Retrieved 2013-07-03. 
  10. ^ "Boeing Completes Delivery of Canadian CH-147F Chinooks Transport Helicopter". July 2, 2014. 
  11. ^ 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. 
  12. ^ "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. 
  13. ^ Canadian Forces confirms helicopter was brought down by small arms fire
  14. ^ "Voxair Issue 22" (PDF). voxair.ca. Retrieved 2013-12-18. 
  15. ^ "CT-114 Tutor". Royal Canadian Air Force. Government of Canada. Retrieved 21 June 2016. 
  16. ^ "Snowbirds Prepare To Retire CT-114 Tutor". Avweb.com. 2012-08-18. Retrieved 2012-08-22. 
  17. ^ "CC-130 Hercules". Royal Canadian Air Force. Government of Canada. Retrieved 21 June 2016. 
  18. ^ "Canadian Forces CC-130 Hercules". Ody.ca. Retrieved 2011-03-17. 
  19. ^ "CP-140 Aurora". Royal Canadian Air Force. Government of Canada. Retrieved 21 June 2016. 
  20. ^ The Final Flight of CP140/A AC120 To Tucson, Arizona
  21. ^ "Canadian CF-18 fighter jets to be kept in use until 2025". October 2, 2014. 
  22. ^ "Canadian Forces CT-156". Ody.ca. Retrieved 2011-03-17. 
  23. ^ "2 military pilots eject safely before crash at 15 Wing Moose Jaw". CBC News. Jan 24, 2014. Retrieved 4 April 2015. 
  24. ^ "CH-124 Sea King". Royal Canadian Air Force. Government of Canada. Retrieved 21 June 2016. 
  25. ^ "Canada gets six Cyclone helicopters". June 19, 2015. 

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