List of active Canadian military aircraft
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.
|AgustaWestland CH-149 Cormorant||Italy/UK||Helicopter||Search and Rescue (SAR)||2000||14||An order for 50 EH-101 Merlin helicopters to serve in the anti-submarine role was cancelled in 1993. Nine VH-71 Kestrels were bought from the US in 2011 to be used for spare parts.|
|Airbus CC-150 & CC-150T Polaris||France||Jet||Transport/tanker||1992||5||5||8 Wing Trenton - 2 transport; 2 tanker; 1 VIP|
|BAe CT-155 Hawk||UK||Jet||Trainer||2000||16||22||22 delivered to 419 sqn and 2 CFFTS|
|Bell CH-139 Jet Ranger||US||Helicopter||Trainer||1982||13||13||On contract from KF Defence Programs as trainers.|
|Bell CH-146 Griffon||Canada||Helicopter||Transport/SAR||1995||85||100||15 SAR and 85 tactical helicopters. Eight armed in 2009 to escort CH-147 Chinooks in Afghanistan. 9 B412CF Outlaw on contract from KF Defence Programs as trainers|
|Boeing CC-177 Globemaster||US||Jet||Transport||2007||5||5||At 8 Wing Trenton Replaced contracted aircraft or assistance from allies.|
|Boeing CH-147F Chinook||US||Helicopter||Transport||2013||15||Previous variants no longer in service.|
|Bombardier CC-144 Challenger||Canada||Jet||Transport||1982||4||4||412(T) Sqn under 8 Wing Trenton. VIP and medevac transport.|
|Canadair CT-114 Tutor||Canada||Jet||Air demonstration||1962||24||Now only used by "The Snowbirds"; replacement expected by 2020.|
|de Havilland Canada CC-115 Buffalo||Canada||Propeller||SAR||1967||6||442 Sqn 19 Wing Comox. To be retired and replaced by new FWSAR aircraft (EADS CASA C-295) from 2017-2018|
|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||US||Propeller||Tanker/SAR||1964||12||8 Wing Trenton, 14 Wing Greenwood and 17 Wing Winnipeg. 4 equipped for aerial refueling (CC-130HT, modified CC-130H); 8 SAR aircraft to be replaced by new FWSAR aircraft (EADS CASA C-295) from 2018-2022|
|Lockheed CP-140 Aurora||US||Propeller||Maritime patrol/ASW/SAR||1980||14||18||14 being modernized and retained in operational status. 14 Wing Greenwood and 19 Wing Comox.|
|Lockheed CP-140A Arcturus||US||Propeller||Trainer/Maritime reconnaissance/SAR||1991||1||1||404 Sqn 14 Wing Greenwood.|
CC-130J Super Hercules
|US||Propeller||Transport||2010||17||17||Replaced Lockheed CC-130 transport variants.|
|McDonnell Douglas CF-188A & B||US||Jet||Fighter/attack||1982||76 ||138||98 A and 40 B models originally acquired. 20 lost to accidents, 41 retired. 3 Wing Bagotville and 4 Wing Cold Lake.[notes 1]|
|Raytheon CT-156 Harvard II||US||Propeller||Trainer||2000||24||26||24 leased in 2000, 2 added in 2002. Two lost in crashes.|
|Sikorsky CH-124 Sea King||US/Canada||Helicopter||ASW||1964||27||To be replaced by 28 CH-148 Cyclones.|
|Sikorsky CH-148 Cyclone||US||Helicopter||ASW||2015||11||28||Will eventually replace CH-124 |
- List of aircraft of Canada's air forces
- Future Canadian Forces projects
- Equipment of the Canadian Coast Guard (aircraft)
- Unofficially "CF-18".
- World Air Forces 2016. Flightglobal International. 2015. p. 13.
- Pugliese, David (16 June 2011). "Obama's choppers purchased for parts for Cormorants". Victoria Times Colonist. Archived from the original on 30 June 2011.
- "CT155 Walkaround". Ipmslondon.ca. Archived from the original on 2011-06-13. Retrieved 2011-03-17.
- "CH-139 Jet Ranger". Royal Canadian Air Force. Government of Canada. Retrieved 21 June 2016.
- "CH-146 Griffon". Royal Canadian Air Force. Government of Canada. Retrieved 21 June 2016.
- "Canada receives fifth and final C-17 airlifter - IHS Jane's 360". IHS Jane's 360. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
- Canadian Press (August 2009). "Boeing nets $1.2B contract for 15 Chinook choppers". Retrieved 2009-08-10.
- Pugliese, David. "It's Official: First CH-147F Delivered To Canadian Military | Ottawa Citizen". Blogs.ottawacitizen.com. Archived from the original on 2013-07-02. Retrieved 2013-07-03.
- "Boeing Completes Delivery of Canadian CH-147F Chinooks Transport Helicopter". July 2, 2014.
- 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.
- "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.
- Canadian Forces confirms helicopter was brought down by small arms fire
- "CT-114 Tutor". Royal Canadian Air Force. Government of Canada. Retrieved 21 June 2016.
- "Snowbirds Prepare To Retire CT-114 Tutor". Avweb.com. 2012-08-18. Retrieved 2012-08-22.
- "CC-130 Hercules". Royal Canadian Air Force. Government of Canada. Retrieved 21 June 2016.
- "Canadian Forces CC-130 Hercules". Ody.ca. Retrieved 2011-03-17.
- "CP-140 Aurora". Royal Canadian Air Force. Government of Canada. Retrieved 21 June 2016.
- The Final Flight of CP140/A AC120 To Tucson, Arizona[permanent dead link]
- "Canadian CF-18 fighter jets to be kept in use until 2025". October 2, 2014.
- "Canadian Forces CT-156". Ody.ca. Retrieved 2011-03-17.
- "2 military pilots eject safely before crash at 15 Wing Moose Jaw". CBC News. Jan 24, 2014. Retrieved 4 April 2015.
- "Military pilots forced to eject while practising aerobatics: DND report". The Globe and Mail. Mar 28, 2017. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
- "CH-124 Sea King". Royal Canadian Air Force. Government of Canada. Retrieved 21 June 2016.
- "Canada gets six Cyclone helicopters". June 19, 2015.
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