Our Aircraft

Current and past aircraft use in SAR Training and Missions

CH 149 Cormorant Helicopter

  • Crew: 5

    • 1-Aircraft Commander, 1-First Officer, 1-Flight Engineer, 2-SAR Techs

  • Capacity:

    • 30 seated troops or

    • 45 standing troops or

    • 16 stretchers with medics

  • Length: 74 ft 10 in (22.81 m)

  • Rotor diameter: 61 ft 0 in (18.59 m)

  • Height: 21 ft 10 in (6.65 m)

  • Empty weight: 23,150 lb (10,500 kg)

  • Max take off weight: 32,188 lb (14,600 kg)

  • Range: 1018 Km

CC 115 Buffalo

  • Crew: 6

    • 1-Aircraft Commander, 1-First Officer, 1-Flight Engineer, 1- Navigator, 2-SAR Techs

  • Capacity:

    • 41 seated troops or

    • 24 stretchers with medics

  • Length: 79 ft 0 in (24.08 m)

  • Wingspan: 96 ft 0 in (29.96 m)

  • Height: 28 ft 8 in (8.73 m)

  • Max take off weight: 49,200 lb (22,316 kg)

  • Range: 2,240 km

CC 130 Hercules

  • Crew: 7

    • 1-Aircraft Commander, 1-First Officer, 1-Flight Engineer, 1- Navigator, 1- Loadmaster, 2-SAR Techs

  • Capacity:

    • 92 seated troops or

    • 64 airborn troops or

    • 74 litter patients with 2 medics

    • 6 pallets

  • Length: 97 ft 9 in (28.9 m)

  • Wingspan 132 ft 7 in (40.4 m)

  • Height: 38 ft 3 in (11.6 m)

  • Empty weight: 75,800 lb (33,000 kg)

  • Max take off weight: 150,000 lb (70,300 kg)

  • Range 4,488 nm (7,222 km)

CH 146 Griffon  Helicopter

  • Crew: 4-5

    • 1-Aircraft Commander, 1-First Officer, 1-Flight Engineer, 1to 2-SAR Techs

  • Capacity:

    • 8 seated troops or

    • 6 stretchers 

  • Length: 56 ft 1 in (17.1 m)

  • Rotor diameter: 45 ft 11 in (14 m)

  • Height: 15 ft 1 in (4.6 m)

  • Max take off weight: 11,900 lb (5,355 kg)

  • Range: 354nm (656 km)

Past Aircraft