Canada has selected the Airbus Defence and Space C-295W aircraft as the country’s new search and rescue (SAR) aircraft. Aircraft will be received to meet Canada’s Fixed Wing Search and Rescue (FWSAR) program.
The C-295 was selected over the C-27J Spartan aircraft from Leonardo and KC-390 aircraft of Embraer Defesa e Segurança.
The new fleet will replace the Royal Canadian Air Force’s Buffalo and C-130 Hercules aircraft currently assigned to SAR role.
The C-295 is fielded by numerous air forces including those of Brazil, Poland and Portugal.