2010 to present


  • Canadian Armed Forces CH-148 Cyclone
  • Canadian Armed Forces CH-148 CycloneFirst all RCAF crew lands on frigate, January 2016

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.
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.
As of December 2012 it is unclear when the helicopters in their final configuration will be delivered. $700,000 were spend to undo portions of the Frigates $4-million renovation project to deal with the delays in the helicopter programme.

On January 2016, an all RCAF crew first lands on a Navy frigate.

On September 2016 was revealed that the entire CH-148 fleet will achieve Full Operational Capability (FOC) around 2025.

The first Cyclone detachments on board Navy ships are planned for mid-2018.

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C/NBuiltID     In this OrganisationIn other Org

    92-5001 2008     148801: RCAF
Sikorsky Helicopters 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+
Sikorsky Helicopters N8040J: Sikorsky CH-148 2008

Jul13 running test flights in Western Slope
    92-5003 2009     148803: RCAF
Sikorsky Helicopters ?: Sikorsky CH-148 2009
    92-5004 2010     148804: RCAF d/d 07Jun12 12th Wing, CFB Shearwater
Sikorsky Helicopters ?: Sikorsky CH-148 2010-2012
    92-5005 2010     148805: RCAF Jun12
Sikorsky Helicopters ?: Sikorsky CH-148 CAF 148805
    92-5006 2011     148806: RCAF d/d May11 12Wing Shearwater; first interim maritime hel+
Sikorsky Helicopters ?: Sikorsky CH-148 2011; Canadian Armed Forces 148806 fr+
    92-5007 2011     148807: RCAF 03aug12
Sikorsky Helicopters ?: Sikorsky CH-148 2011; 13-24Jun11 Paris Air Show France
    92-5008 2011     148808: RCAF from 16Jun12, CFB Shearwater
Sikorsky Helicopters N1125M: Sikorsky CH-148 2011
    92-5018     148818: RCAF from Mar15; 20apr16 picture on HMCS Montreal (FFH 336) +
    92-5020     148820: RCAF from Oct14, test serial N8036C
    92-5021     148821: RCAF; 31oct16 pictured on HMCS Montreal (FFH 336) during Ex+
    92-5023     148823: RCAF from Jun15
    92-5024     148824: RCAF from Jun15

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