CH-146 Griffon SAR

Replacing the CH-118 Iroquois in 1995, the CH-146 Griffon helicopters are widely used by the Canadian Armed Forces for training and response in the field. In Bagotville, they serve a team of highly trained search and rescue technicians from 439 Squadron, ready to respond to emergency situations where human lives are at stake. To do so, the aircraft is equipped with a winch, which can be used to bring people back on board. The Griffon can also make reconnaissance and surveillance flights and participate in anti-drug operations. In addition to the two pilots and the flight engineer, 10 people can be seated inside.

  • Length: 17.1 m
  • Rotor span: 14 m
  • Height: 4.6 m
  • Empty weight: 3,500 kg
  • Engine: Pratt & Whitney PT6T-3D turboshaft engine
  • Max speed: 260 km / h
  • Range: 656 km
  • Crew: 2 pilots, 1 flight engineer
  • Max passengers: 10
  • Year of acquisition: 1995 to 1997
  • Canadian Forces Fleet: 85
  • Bases
    •  Bagotville (QC)
    •  Borden (ON)
    •  Cold Lake (AB)
    •  Edmonton(AB)
    •  Gagetown (NB)
    •  Goose Bay (NL)
    •  Petawawa (ON)
    •  St-Hubert (QC)
    •  Trenton (ON)
    •  Valcartier (QC)