On November 2004, the Sikorsky S-92 was chosen to replace the CH-124 Sea King. The Air Command ordered 28 aircraft for shipboard operations from Canadian warships. The first airframe was delivered for trials in 2010. On early 2012 after several complications in the program the first batch of operational aircraft was delayed to 2014.
As of December 2012 it is unclear when the helicopters in their final configuration will be delivered.
The CH-148 will require modifications to the haul-down system on the decks of the Halifax class FFHs and 12 C-RAST systems are to be delivered by Dec 2011. These will be installed by a team from GD Canada and Fleetway.
On 2012 $700,000 were spend to undo portions of the Frigates $4-million renovation project to deal with the delays in the helicopter programme.
Canada Accepts Six Sikorsky CH-148 Cyclone, 19-Jun-15 : The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) is a major step closer to operating a new world-class maritime helicopter fleet with the official acceptance of six CH-148 Cyclones on June 19, 2015.
Canada Sikorsky CH-148 amended Contract, 18-Jun-14 : STRATFORD, Conn. - Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. welcomed the signing of a contract amendment today with the government of Canada to bring the Canadian Maritime Helicopter Program to completion and accelerate the CH148 Cyclone helicopter's entry into operational service.
Sikorsky CH148 Cyclone at the Paris Air Show, 16-Jun-11 : he Sikorsky CH148 CYCLONE™ helicopter will debut in a static exhibit at the 49th International Paris Air Show, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. .
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|Construction Numbers||Help Us|
|C/N||Built||ID In this Organisation||In other Org|
|92-5001||2008|| 148801: RCAF|| N4901C: Sikorsky CH-148 f/f 15nov08; Mar10 trials at Halifax, N+ |
|92-5002||2008|| 148802: RCAF; 09may15 Landed in Salisbury airport, MD refueled and n+|| N8040J: Sikorsky CH-148 2008 |
Jul13 running test flights in Western Slope
|92-5003||2009|| 148803: RCAF|| ?: Sikorsky CH-148 2009 |
|92-5004||2010|| 148804: RCAF d/d 07Jun12 12th Wing, CFB Shearwater|| ?: Sikorsky CH-148 2010-2012 |
|92-5005||2010|| 148805: RCAF Jun12|| ?: Sikorsky CH-148 CAF 148805 |
|92-5006||2011|| 148806: RCAF d/d May11 12Wing Shearwater; first interim maritime hel+|| ?: Sikorsky CH-148 2011; Canadian Armed Forces 148806 fr+ |
|92-5007||2011|| 148807: RCAF 03aug12|| ?: Sikorsky CH-148 2011; 13-24Jun11 Paris Air Show France |
|92-5008||2011|| 148808: RCAF from 16Jun12, CFB Shearwater|| N1125M: Sikorsky CH-148 2011 |