Canada’s Spanish Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue aircraft

Canada’s new search and rescue aircraft is going to be the C295. On December 8, the Government of Canada announced selection of the Airbus C295W to meet its Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue program.The Royal Canadian Air Force will receive 16 C295s modified for search and rescue with in-service support provided by a joint venture between Airbus Defence and Space and PAL Aerospace. Canadian content is substantial in the C295. Each aircraft comes with two Pratt & Whitney Canada engines; an L3 Wescam electro-optical system; and pilot training from a new facility developed by CAE. The first Royal Canadian Air Force C295 will be delivered three years after contract award. Photo Airbus Defence and Space