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Aviation is our Passion

Product Image RCAF Today 2020

RCAF Today 2020

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COPING WITH COVID

Though Air Force operational tempo never fully stopped, the workplace took on a very different look and feel. Ramping back up is being done carefully, and with an eye to the future, explains LGen Al Meinzinger, RCAF Commander.

 

OPERATIONAL PARITY

To meet new aviation regulations and counter advanced threats, the RCAF is upgrading systems and the combat capability of the CF-188 Hornet.

 

THE BIDS ARE IN

In what will be the most expensive Air Force investment in more than 30 years, three teams have submitted proposals to provide the RCAF with a next generation fighter jet.

 

POSITIONING FOR FAcT

The Future Aircrew Training program promises a seismic shift in how the RCAF will prepare pilots and systems operators for the coming decades. Four companies believe they have the solution.

 

BACK TO THE FUTURE

With each phased upgrade of the CP-140 fleet, the long-range patrol community has expanded its leading-edge anti-submarine warfare capability. Aurora aircrews are now taking that technology the next bound.

 

EXCHANGING AN AURORA FOR A POSEIDON

On exchange with the Royal Australian Air Force, Capt Rodney Hallsworth is qualified on an aircraft no other Canadian maritime patrol pilot is flying.

 

THE FUTURE WARRIORS OF MARITIME HELICOPTERS

Even as the maritime helicopter community mourns the loss of members killed in the crash of a
CH-148 Cyclone, 12 Wing Shearwater is pressing forward with its mission to be the eyes and ears of the naval fleet.

 

OPERATION RECOVERY

How a small team of technicians and other specialists salvaged and airlifted a CC-138 Twin Otter off the Arctic ice in frigid conditions and, with expertise from industry, returned it to service.

 

PILOTING UNMANNED SECTOR GROWTH

A draft RFP for the Air Force’s next remotely piloted aerial system is expected in October. As industry readies bids, government officials want to ensure the Canadian unmanned aircraft sector benefits.

 

EXPEDITIONARY SPEARHEAD

They seldom get the same spotlight as fighter pilots or helicopter aircrews. But the RCAF rarely deploys anywhere in Canada or around the world without the expertise of 2 Air Expeditionary Wing.

 

READY AND WAITING

When “Snowmageddon” struck eastern Newfoundland in January, 9 Wing had an emergency response plan. In fact, they had been preparing for six months for just such an eventuality.

 

 

IN EVERY ISSUE

From the Editor

 

 

INSIGHT SHOWCASE

Profiles of Air Force supplier capability

 

Babcock Canada

Saab

CAE

Chorus Aviation

L3Harris

SkyAlyne

Collins Aerospace

Airbus Helicopters Canada