Del'd: 100 - 1995 to present


  • Canadian Armed Forces CH-146 Griffon
  • Canadian Armed Forces CH-146 Griffon

Delivered between 1995 and mid 1998, the Bell 412CF is a modification of the 412HP civilian version, with a unique avionics fit and a heavy duty cabin heater for cold weather operations. The CH-146 Griffon replaced the CH-118 Iroquois, CH-135 Twin Huey and the CH-136 Kiowa fleet. Canadian Griffons were built in Mirabel, Quebec.

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SAREX 2017, 01-Oct-17 : Royal Canadian Air Force units took part of SAREX 2017 at CFD Mountain View, ON on September 23-28

New Cockpit Data Recorder System for CH-146, 27-Apr-17 : Curtiss-Wright will provide Bell Helicopter Textron Canada with a cockpit voice and flight recorder subsystem for the Canadian Armed Forces’ fleet of Bell CH-146 Griffon helicopters

Canadian Griffons from 408 Squadron to Iraq, 18-Apr-17 : Royal Canadian Air Force’s 408 Tactical Helicopter Squadron CH-146 Griffons deployed to northern Iraq as part of Operation Impact, the Canadian Armed Forces’ commitment to the fight against ISIS

Canada Expands Contribution Against ISIL, 19-May-16 : Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) added three CH-146 Griffon helicopters to Joint Task Force-Iraq as part of Operation IMPACT.

Alpine Aerotech to Maintain CH-146 Griffon, 02-Mar-16 : Heli-Expo 2016 Alpine Aerotech will perform all upcoming 3,000 hour/eight year inspections, repairs, modifications and complete re-painting of the Canadian CH-146 fleet for the next four years

CAE To Upgrade Canadian CH-146 Griffon Simulator, 29-May-15 : CAE has been awarded a contract to perform a major visual system replacement and simulator update for the CH-146 Griffon helicopter at Canadian Forces Base Gagetown

Griffon Rescued Operator From Massive Fire, 18-Dec-13 : Royal Canadian Air Force CH-146 Griffon helicopter from 424 Transport and Rescue Squadron performed dramatic rescue of a crane operator who was trapped above a massive building fire

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YearsUnitsbold : Current base of the Unit
2008/11JTF-Afg AW AF Kandahar
1997/    427 squadron Petawawa
1996/    444 squadron Goose Bay
1996/    408 squadron CFB Edmonton
1996/    400 squadron CFB Borden
1995/    403 squadron Gagetown
1995/    438 squadron CFB St. Hubert
1995/    430 squadron Valcartier Lecomte Heliport
424 squadron Trenton
439 squadron CFB Bagotville

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