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Quiet ceremony marks first delivery of RCAF CC-295

December 23, 2019 17:14 | Todd Legault (Administrator)

Airbus unveiled the iconic RCAF yellow search and rescue livery on the C-295 in October. Airbus Photo

Posted on December 20, 2019 by Skies Magazine

The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) took delivery of its first Airbus CC-295 fixed-wing search and rescue (FWSAR) aircraft on Dec. 18.

The delivery itself seems to have been a low-key event without much fanfare. An Airbus spokesperson told Skies on Dec. 20 that the OEM had no plans to publish an official press release about the delivery. However, he referenced a brief tweet on the Airbus Defence & Space Twitter account, which was posted on Dec. 20, two days after the delivery reportedly occurred.

In November, Skies reported that complications with the CC-295’s technical manuals could delay the first delivery. Airbus unveiled the aircraft in RCAF livery in mid-October.

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