RCAF

RCAF to receive another Hoist Mission Training System

RCAF to receive another Hoist Mission Training System

29-May-2019Source: Bluedrop Training & Simulation

Bluedrop Performance Learning (“Bluedrop”) (TSX-V: BPLI) and its subsidiary Bluedrop Training & Simulation are pleased to announce that it will deliver another Hoist Mission Training System (HMTS) to the Royal Canadian Air Force 19 Wing Comox in addition to a similar CH-148 Cyclone simulator delivered to 12 Wing Shearwater in July 2018. The immersive virtual... Read more

Leonardo Congratulates Royal Canadian Air Force

Leonardo Congratulates Royal Canadian Air Force

25-May-2018Source: Leonardo

Leonardo congratulates the Royal Canadian Air Force crew of search and rescue helicopter “Rescue 901” for winning this year’s Cormorant Trophy for the rescue of five crewmen forced to abandon a fishing vessel 250 km offshore in fierce weather and rough seas. The recipients from 103 Squadron at CFB Gander are:  Major Jim Pinhorn,... Read more

Calian Group renews RCAF airworthiness services contract

Calian Group renews RCAF airworthiness services contract

10-Apr-2018Source: Calian Group

Calian Group Ltd. (TSX:CGY) is pleased to announce it has been awarded a contract renewal worth up to $20 million in support of the Royal Canadian Air Force’s (RCAF) Airworthiness Program. Calian will provide highly skilled professionals with expertise in 66 different categories of aeronautics to help ensure Canada’s military fleet flies safely and effectively.... Read more

Canadian military to start planning B412 upgrades in 2018

Canadian military to start planning B412 upgrades in 2018

29-Jan-2018Source: HeliHub.com

The RCAF has a timeline planned out for the overhaul of their Griffon helicopters, ensuring they can stay in service into the 2030s. The overhaul includes replacement of cockpit instruments, integration of new avionics, as well as modification to the flight simulators, reports Ottawa Citizen.... Read more

413 Squadron honorary colonel no stranger to SAR

413 Squadron honorary colonel no stranger to SAR

14-Aug-2017Source: Royal Canadian Air Force

Honorary Colonel Colin MacDonald is all too aware of the role of search and rescue services in Atlantic Canada. The chairman of Clearwater Seafoods and co-owner and director of Clearwater Fine Foods was appointed honorary colonel of 14 Wing Greenwood’s 413 Transport and Rescue Squadron on July 12, 2017. “We have a fleet out there,... Read more

Canada considers converting VVIP AW101 spares ships to SAR role

Canada considers converting VVIP AW101 spares ships to SAR role

10-Jun-2015Source: OttawaCitizen

Lost hikers or stranded fishermen could find themselves being rescued by helicopters once designed to transport U.S. presidents. See full story.... Read more

Boeing selects Rockwell Collins for Canadian CH-147 service and support

Boeing selects Rockwell Collins for Canadian CH-147 service and support

29-May-2015Source: Rockwell Collins

The Boeing Company has awarded Rockwell Collins a contract to provide avionics service and support for the Royal Canadian Air Force’s (RCAF) fleet of 15 CH-147F helicopters. The Rockwell Collins Common Avionics Architecture System (CAAS) cockpit is featured on the CH-147F Chinook helicopter, which was delivered by Boeing to the RCAF in 2013 and 2014.... Read more

CAE launches Canadian Chinook training centre

CAE launches Canadian Chinook training centre

28-May-2015Source: CAE

Today at CANSEC, Canada’s premiere defence trade show, CAE announced that a comprehensive suite of CH-147F Chinook simulators and training devices have completed on-site acceptance testing at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Petawawa and are now ready-for-use by the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). The RCAF has begun interim pilot training using the CH-147F weapon systems... Read more

443 Maritime Helicopter Squadron: New hangar opened and new Colour consecrated

443 Maritime Helicopter Squadron: New hangar opened and new Colour consecrated

23-Apr-2015Source: RCAF

A ceremony was held to mark the official opening and naming of 443 Maritime Helicopter Squadron’s new hangar facility at the Victoria International Airport in British Columbia on April 9, 2015. The ceremony, presided over by the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, Judith Guichon, also included the consecration of a new Colour (standard) for the... Read more

Boeing-Built CH-147F Maintenance Training Center Opens in Canada

Boeing-Built CH-147F Maintenance Training Center Opens in Canada

16-Apr-2015Source: Boeing

In 2013 and 2014, The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) took delivery of 15 new Boeing-built CH-147F Chinook helicopters, among the most capable and advanced variants of the legendary Chinook family. Now, the RCAF and Boeing have unveiled an equally advanced training facility for those helicopters. The Medium-to-Heavy Lift Helicopters (MHLH) Maintenance Training Center at... Read more

RCAF Soldiers learn to be first responders during Angkor Sentinel 2015

RCAF Soldiers learn to be first responders during Angkor Sentinel 2015

18-Mar-2015Source: RCAF

Members of the 18th Medical Command Group conducted a four-day, medical first responder exercise for soldiers from the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces, March 11, 2015. Working in two-man teams, the RCAF soldiers simulated responding to a humanitarian assistance/disaster relief scenario where patients with medical needs were waiting. Each patient was assessed and treated as necessary,... Read more

Boeing Delivers Advanced Chinook Maintenance Training Devices to Canada

Boeing Delivers Advanced Chinook Maintenance Training Devices to Canada

13-Jan-2015Source: Boeing

Boeing [NYSE: BA] recently delivered a maintenance training system to the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) that will help prepare technicians to keep the RCAF’s CH-147F Chinook helicopters mission ready. The Chinook Maintenance Trainer includes a complete airframe and an interactive display system that allow the technicians to gain experience addressing a number of scenarios.... Read more

AETE team tests Chinooks in Canada’s North

AETE team tests Chinooks in Canada’s North

19-Nov-2014Source: RCAF

How vast is Canada’s North? Five Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment (AETE) personnel from 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta, flew to Canadian Forces Station (CFS) Alert in August to test navigation systems on two CH-147F Chinook helicopters. Their mission – from Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Petawawa, Ontario, to Alert, Nunavut, and then to Iqaluit, on Baffin... Read more

Sea King detachment support to successful counter-terrorism mission

Sea King detachment support to successful counter-terrorism mission

26-Mar-2013Source: RCAF

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Regina returned to Esquimalt, B.C., on March 14, following a successful eight-month deployment. During the deployment, the ship’s crew conducted maritime security and counter-terrorism operations in the Arabian Sea region. HMCS Regina deployed with a crew of 225 personnel, a shipboard unmanned aerial vehicle detachment, and a CH-124 Sea King... Read more

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