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 upgradeOn 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.
On 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.
Ingenio Part of Canadian CH-146 GLEE Upgrade, 05-Oct-22 : #Griffon Bell selects Ingenio Aerospace avionics products for the CH-146 Griffon Limited Life Extension (GLEE) Project to upgrade 85 helicopters of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) through 2031 covering replacement of avionics and engines
Griffon Rescues Stranded Canoeists, 10-Aug-20 : #canoeists RCAF CH-146 Griffon from Trenton 424 Transport and Rescue Squadron successfully evacuated two stranded canoeists on an island at Coveo Lake, Ontario
Griffon Rescue at Thousand Islands, 25-Jul-20 : #Griffon Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) marine patrol Detachment at Thousand Islands near the Canadian-US border completed training exercise with a Bell CH-146 Griffon of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) 424 Transport and Rescue Squadron
Canada GLLE Program to Upgrade CH-146 Fleet, 28-Jan-19 : #GLLE Canada implementing “Griffon Limited Life-Extension” (GLLE) project to 85 CH-146 to extend the life of the fleet to at least 2031. 100 Bell Canada’ 412CF entered service between 1995 and 1997
Canadians Prepared for Mali with Virtual Reality, 30-Nov-18 : #Simulator RCAF CH-147F Chinook and CH-146 Griffon aircrews currently deployed in Mali initially experienced the West African country virtually before embarking on the actual operational mission
RCAF Chinook and Griffon to Mali for MINUSMA, 19-Mar-18 : #peacekeeping Canada returning to peacekeeping operations with the deployment of 2 Chinooks and 4 Griffons to the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA)
SAREX 2017, 01-Oct-17 : Royal Canadian Air Force units took part of SAREX 2017 at CFD Mountain View, ON on September 23-28
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|Years||Units||bold : Current base of the Unit|
|2008/11||JTF-Afg AW|| Kandahar|
|1997/||427 Squadron|| CFB Petawawa |
|1996/||444 Squadron|| CFB Goose Bay |
|1996/||408 Squadron|| 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 |