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Designer

Manufacturer

basic designation

variant or model

name

 

company designation

company number

 

 

 

149901

EHI

Agusta

CH-149

 

Cormorant

 

EH 101

CSH01/511001

 

 

 

 

first date: 27 October 2000 - First flight, at Verigate, Italy

 

Used for company trails in  Italy, flying over 100 hours.  Left Verigate on 12 March 2002 for ferry flight to Canada.  Used for cold weather and icing trials at Goose Bay in March and April 2002.  To No. 442 (T & R) Squadron, CFB Comox, BC, on 3 May 2002.  Declared operational August 2002.  Reached 1,000 airframe hours on 8 March 2004.  Still with this unit in October 2005.  Several occurances of sheared bolts in the number 3 engine torque tube on this aicraft, in 2004 and 2005.

149902

EHI

Agusta

CH-149

 

Cormorant

 

EH 101

CSH02/511002

 

 

 

 

first date: 30 May 2000 - Rolled out at Verigate, Italy, in full Canadian markings.

 

With No. 442 (TR) Squadron at CFB Comox, BC, delivered 7 February 2002, stil there in October 2005.

149903

EHI

Agusta

CH-149

 

Cormorant

 

EH 101

CSH03/511003/50070

 

 

 

 

Used for manufacturer's trials.  Passed through Newcastle, UK on 4 July 2002 on ferry flight to Canada.  Arrived at CFB Gander on 8 July 2002.  Now with No. 442 Squadron, CFB Comox, BC.

149904

EHI

Agusta

CH-149

 

Cormorant

 

EH 101

CSH04/511004

 

 

 

 

No. 442 (T&R) Squadron, CFB Comox, BC.  Ferried from Italy, passed through Keflavik, Iceland October 2001.  Delivered to Comox on 20 October 2001.  Formally handed over to unit on 30 October 2001, by Minister of Defense Art Eggleton.  Still with this unit in October 2005.  Reached 2,000 flight hours on 9 August 2006, first EH 101 to reach this time

149905

EHI

Agusta

CH-149

 

Cormorant

 

EH 101

CSH05/511005

 

 

 

 

To No. 442 (T&R) Squadron, CFB Comox, BC.  Ferried from Italy, passed through Keflavik, Iceland October 2001.  Delivered to Comox on 20 October 2001.

149906

EHI

Agusta

CH-149

 

Cormorant

 

EH 101

CSH06/511006

 

 

 

 

Arrived at CFB Gander in July 2002.  With No. 103 (S&R) Squadron at CFB Gander, Newfoundland.

149907

EHI

Agusta

CH-149

 

Cormorant

 

EH 101

CSH07/511007

 

 

 

 

To No. 442 (T&R) Squadron, CFB Comox, BC.  Arrived at Comox on 7 February 2002.

149908

EHI

Agusta

CH-149

 

Cormorant

 

EH 101

CSH08/511008/50098

 

 

 

 

Passed through Newcastle, UK on 4 July 2002 on ferry flight to Canada.  With No. 103 (S&R) Squadron at CFB Gander, Newfoundland.  Arrived at Gander on 8 July 2002.  Category D damage on 20 September 2004, when both rescue hoists failed during a rescue at Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland.  Cracks discovered in tail rotor hub in October 2004, leading to fleet wide operating restrictions.

149909

EHI

Agusta

CH-149

 

Cormorant

 

EH 101

CSH09/511009

 

 

 

 

With No. 413 (T&R) Squadron at CFB Greenwood, NS.  Arrived at Greenwood on 24 August 2002.

149910

EHI

Agusta

CH-149

 

Cormorant

 

EH 101

CSH10/511010

 

 

 

 

With No. 413 (T&R) Squadron at CFB Greenwood, NS.

149911

EHI

Agusta

CH-149

 

Cormorant

 

EH 101

CSH11/511011

 

 

 

 

With No. 413 (T&R) Squadron at CFB Greenwood, NS.

149912

EHI

Agusta

CH-149

 

Cormorant

 

EH 101

CSH12/511012

 

 

 

 

With No. 442 (TR) Squadron at CFB Comox, BC in October 2005.

149913

EHI

Agusta

CH-149

 

Cormorant

 

EH 101

CSH13/511013

 

 

 

 

Passed through Yeovil, UK on 6 May 2003 on ferry flight to Canada.  At Newcastle, UK on 10 May 2003.  First delivered to No. 413 (T&R) Squadron at CFB Greenwood, NS.  Operated by No. 424 (T&R) Squadron at CFB Trenton, Ontario in October 2005.

149914

EHI

Agusta

CH-149

 

Cormorant

 

EH 101

CSH14/511014

 

 

 

 

first date: 2003 - Delivered to CF

 

Passed through Yeovil, UK on 6 May 2003 on ferry flight to Canada.  At Newcastle, UK on 10 May 2003.  First delivered to No. 413 (T&R) Squadron at CFB Greenwood, NS.  Destroyed in a crash during night training off Canso, NS on 13 July 2006.  First CF Cormorant loss, and first fatalities.  3 SAR Techs in rear killed, 4 other crew injured.

 

last date: 13 July 2006 - Crashed, see comments.

149915

EHI

Agusta

CH-149

 

Cormorant

 

EH 101

CSH15/511015

 

 

 

 

Ferried to Canada in July 2003, passing through Norway, Holland, Belgium, Scotland and Ireland.  Operated by No. 424 (T&R) Squadron at CFB Trenton, Ontario.


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