Canada’s new search and rescue CC-295 fleet will be composed of modern, proven aircraft that will allow the RCAF to conduct more effective search and rescue missions in all weather conditions, including reduced visibility, at long range.
The RCAF will operate the new fixed-wing fleet from 19 Wing Comox, 17 Wing Winnipeg, 8 Wing Trenton, and 14 Wing Greenwood; the same locations currently providing search and rescue services across the country. RCAF search and rescue aircraft and personnel are located where they can effectively respond to search and rescue incidents in all regions of Canada, considering factors such as the historical distribution of incidents, aircraft performance, and the co-location of forces with supporting infrastructure.
Search and Rescue Technicians use many different kinds of equipment to do their job, but they rely on aircraft to transport them where they need to go to save lives. Here are the aircraft that Canadian Search and Rescue Technicians use in their everyday work.
January 17, 2022
On September 25, 2020, the RCAF marked the arrival of the first aircraft of its future fixed-wing search and rescue fleet, which will be called the CC-295 Kingfisher.
September 25, 2020
Canada’s Fixed Wing Search and Rescue Aircraft Replacement project took an important step forward as the Aircraft Maintenance Trainer departed Seville, Spain, today to travel to Canada.
January 28, 2020
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