CH-146 Griffon

The CH-146 Griffon utility tactical-transport helicopter supports the tactical transportation of troops and materiel as well as search and rescue operations, surveillance and reconnaissance, training, casualty evacuations and counter-drug operations.

The Griffon features GPS-satellite navigation and Doppler-radar systems. It can also be fitted with a variety of equipment, including self-defence weapons, a powerful searchlight, and a hoist to extract people and cargo from almost any terrain.

Length 17.1 m
Rotor span 14 m
Height 4.6 m
Maximum gross weight 5,400 kg
Maximum speed 260 km/h
Range 656 km
  • Bagotville, Que.
  • Borden, Ont.
  • Cold Lake, Alta.
  • Edmonton, Alta.
  • Gagetown, N.B.
  • Goose Bay, N.L.
  • Petawawa, Ont.
  • Saint-Hubert, Que.
  • Trenton, Ont.
  • Valcartier, Que.
This aircraft is used for
  • Search and rescue
  • Tactical aviation

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

The home of Canada’s tactical aviation is collaborating with three Canadian hospitals to raise spirits and funds for toys for pediatric units during the holiday season.
December 7, 2021

Collaboration is an essential learning opportunity for both candidates and ground troops supporting the Basic Tactical Aviation Course (BTAC) at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Suffield, and further improves Air/Land integration in a very practical and tactical way.
November 17, 2021

408 Tactical Helicopter Squadron CH-146 Griffons went to 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta, in July, to participate in Gander Gunner 2020, a seven-day aerial gunnery training exercise for newly posted aircrew.
September 16, 2020

The crew of the CH146 Griffon was tasked to transport a replacement generator into a repeater antenna site within the 4 Wing Cold Lake Air Weapons Range. The main rotor blades made contact with the obstruction lights and support bracket at the top of the 96 foot tower.
February 26, 2020

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