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  • 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.

    CH-146 Griffon upgrade

    On 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.

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    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

    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

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    YearsUnitsbold : Current base of the Unit
    2018/19ATF-Mali ML Gao
    2008/11JTF-Afg AW AF Kandahar
    1997/    427 Squadron CFB Petawawa
    1996/    444 Squadron CFB Goose Bay
    1996/    408 SquadronMK Petrovec
    CFB Edmonton
    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

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