CH-149 Cormorant fact sheet

The CH-149 Cormorant is a long-range helicopter dedicated to search and rescue. It can operate in severe conditions, making it ideal for Canada’s challenging geography and climate.

The Cormorant can carry up to 12 stretchers or a load of 5,000 kilograms. Its advanced systems provide a stable hover for critical hoisting operations. It has helped rescue mountain climbers, lost hikers, shipcrews and more.

Length 22.8 m
Rotor span 18.5 m
Height 6.5 m
Maximum gross weight 14,600 kg
Maximum speed 277 km/h
Range 1,000+ km
  • Comox, B.C.
  • Gander, N.L.
  • Greenwood, N.S.
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