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.
CH-146 Griffon upgrade
In January 2019 was launched the Griffon Limited Life-Extension (GLLE) to upgrade the 85 Griffons still in service in order to extend the life of the helicopters to at least 2031.
In February 2021, the first (#467) of 3 CH-146 was delivered to Bell Canada to be used as prototypes with the goal of start fleet modification in 2023.
In December 2022, a contract was awarded to upgrade 85 helicopters. Work to be done by Heli-One and Alpine Aerotech starting in May 2023
|2008/11||JTF-Afg AW|| Kandahar|
|1997-||427 Squadron|| CFB Petawawa |
|1996-||444 Squadron|| CFB Goose Bay |
|1996-||408 Squadron|| Skopje Petrovec|
|1996-||400 Squadron|| CFB Borden |
|1995-||403 Squadron|| CFB Gagetown |
|1995-||438 Squadron|| CFB St. Hubert |
|1995-||430 Squadron|| CFB Valcartier |
|424 Squadron|| CFB Trenton |
|439 Squadron|| CFB Bagotville |