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Canada's first C295 approaches delivery

9th October 2019 - 09:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Airbus has presented the first C295 built for the Royal Canadian Air Force’s (RCAF’s) Fixed Wing Search and Rescue Aircraft Replacement (FWSAR) programme in its final livery.

The aircraft is now set to go through its final preparation phase before delivery to the RCAF before the end of 2019.

Designated CC-295 by the RCAF, the C295 fleet will be based where search and rescue squadrons are currently located: Comox, British Columbia; Winnipeg, Manitoba; Trenton, Ontario; and Greenwood, Nova Scotia.

The RCAF is set to receive 16 C295 aircraft in total, along with all in-service support elements including, training and engineering services, the construction of a new training centre in Comox, British Columbia, and maintenance and support services.

A further six aircraft are either completing flight tests or in various stages of final assembly; and seven simulators and training devices are starting up preliminary acceptance tests.

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