Canada’s Spanish Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue aircraft

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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