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Manufacturer

basic designation

variant or model

name

 

company designation

company number

 

 

 

140101

Lockheed

 

CP-140

 

Aurora

 

285B

285B-5682

 

 

 

 

first date: 5 June 1980 - Taken on strength

 

Company tests as N64996.  First flight on 22 May 1979, with US registration marked.  Delivered on 28 June 1980.  With No. 405 (MP) Squadron at CFB Greenwood, NS in April 1995.  Regularly used by the Maritime Proving and Evaluation Unit at Greenwood.  First aircraft to complete the AIMP (Aurora Incremental Modernization Project) upgrade, with first flight on 6 May 2004.  Took part in 2006 Canadian International Air Show at Toronto.  Still with 14 Wing at Greenwood in September 2006.

140102

Lockheed

 

CP-140

 

Aurora

 

285B

285B-5689

 

 

 

 

first date: 20 August 1980 - Taken on strength

 

Company tests as N64959.  Delivered on 27 May 1980.  With No. 407 (MP) Squadron at CFB Comox, BC in 1991.  With 14 Wing at CFB Greenwood, NS in April 1995.  Back to 407 Sdn. in October 2005.  To Curacao, Dutch Antilles, for first part of Exercise Joint Caribbean Lion, May 2006.  With 14 Wing at this time.

140103

Lockheed

 

CP-140

 

Aurora

 

285B

285B-5693

 

 

 

 

first date: 8 July 1980 - Taken on strength

 

Company tests as N64854.  Delivered on 14 July 1980.  Based at CFB Greenwood, NS in 1991.  At IMP, Halifax for overhaul in April 1995.  With No. 407 (MP) Squadron at CFB Comox, BC in November 2003, and still there in 2006.

140104

Lockheed

 

CP-140

 

Aurora

 

285B

285B-5697

 

 

 

 

first date: 8 May 1980 - Taken on strength

 

Company tests as N64959.  Delivered on 27 May 1980.  First Aurora accepted by Canadian Forces.  Based at CFB Greenwood, NS in 1991, still there April 1995.  To Curacao, Dutch Antilles, for second part of Exercise Joint Caribbean Lion, June 2006.  Was with 14 Wing at Greenwood at that time.

140105

Lockheed

 

CP-140

 

Aurora

 

285B

285B-5704

 

 

 

 

first date: 8 July 1980 - Taken on strength

 

Carried US registration N4007A for company tests.  Delivered on 1 August 1980.  With No. 407 (MP) Squadron at CFB Comox, BC in 1991, and in April 1995.  With 14 Wing at CFB Greenwood, NS in January 2004.  Back with 407 Sdn. in 2006.

140106

Lockheed

 

CP-140

 

Aurora

 

285B

285B-5706

 

 

 

 

first date: 21 July 1980 - Taken on strength

 

Company tests as N40035.  Delivered on 9 September 1980.  Based at CFB Greenwood, NS in 1991.  With No. 407 (MP) Squadron at CFB Comox, BC in April 1995.  Back with 14 Wing at Greenwood in August 2001, still there in 2006.

140107

Lockheed

 

CP-140

 

Aurora

 

285B

285B-5708

 

 

 

 

first date: 20 August 1980 - Taken on strength

 

Carried US registration N4006S for company tests.  Delivered on 9 October 1980.  Based at CFB Greenwood, NS in 1991.  Still with 14 Wing at Greenwood in April 1995, and September 2001. Used as development aircraft for NFIMP upgrade.

140108

Lockheed

 

CP-140

 

Aurora

 

285B

285B-5709

 

 

 

 

first date: 10 October 1980 - Taken on strength

 

Company tests as N4008R.  Delivered on 9 November 1980.  Based at CFB Greenwood, NS in 1991.  Still with 14 Wing at Greenwood in April 1995, and November 2005.

140109

Lockheed

 

CP-140

 

Aurora

 

285B

285B-5711

 

 

 

 

first date: 10 October 1980 - Taken on strength

 

Carried US registration N4009K for company tests.  Delivered on 13 November 1980.  With No. 407 (MP) Squadron at CFB Comox, BC in 1991.  At IMP Group at Halifax for overhaul in April 1995.  Based at NAS Sigonella, Sicily, Italy in November 2004 for Operation Sirius, tracking suspected terrorist vessels in the Mediterranean.  Back to 407 Sdn. by August 2005.

140110

Lockheed

 

CP-140

 

Aurora

 

285B

285B-5712

 

 

 

 

first date: 7 November 1980 - Taken on strength

 

Company tests as N4835U.  Delivered on 5 February 1981.  Based at CFB Greenwood, NS in 1991, still there April 1995.  With No. 407 (MP) Squadron at CFB Comox, BC in October 2005.

140111

Lockheed

 

CP-140

 

Aurora

 

285B

285B-5714

 

 

 

 

first date: 11 December 1980 - Taken on strength

 

Carried US registration N64996 for company tests.  Delivered on 9 January 1981.  Based at CFB Greenwood, NS in 1991.  With No. 407 (MP) Squadron at CFB Comox, BC in April 1995.  Received 405 Squadron markings plus an eagle head painted on the front fuselage for the 2001 Fincastle ASW competition at Edinburgh, Australia.  Seen at RAF Kinloss in October 2006, taking part in training exercise Neptune Warrior 063.  With 14 Wing at Greenwood at that time.

140112

Lockheed

 

CP-140

 

Aurora

 

285B

285B-5715

 

 

 

 

first date: 31 December 1980 - Taken on strength

 

Carried US registration N64854 for company tests.  Delivered on 26 January 1981.  With No. 407 (MP) Squadron at CFB Comox, BC in 1991, and in April 1995.  With 14 Wing at CFB Greenwood, NS in July 2003, carrying No. 405 (MP) Squadron markings.

140113

Lockheed

 

CP-140

 

Aurora

 

285B

285B-5717

 

 

 

 

first date: 27 January 1981 - Taken on strength

 

Carried US registration N4007A for company tests.  Delivered on 26 February 1981.  Based at CFB Greenwood, NS in 1991, still there in April 1995.  Took part in 2005 Abbotsford air show.  With No. 407 (MP) Squadron at CFB Comox, BC in October 2005.  Visited RAF Kinloss in the UK on 22 September 2006.  Still with 407 Sdn. at that time.

140114

Lockheed

 

CP-140

 

Aurora

 

285B

285B-5719

 

 

 

 

first date: 27 January 1981 - Taken on strength

 

Carried US registration N40035 for company tests.  Delivered on 12 March 1981.  Based at CFB Greenwood, NS in 1991, still there in April 1995.  Carried Second World War memorial markings, including RAF style roundels on fuselage and 415 Squadron code "GX*N", for the 75th anniversary of the RCAF in 1999.  Took part in Canadian National Exhibition air show in 2005.  Still with 14 Wing at Greenwood at that time.

140115

Lockheed

 

CP-140

 

Aurora

 

285B

285B-5720

 

 

 

 

first date: 2 March 1981 - Taken on strength

 

Carried US registration N64959 for company tests.  Delivered on 2 April 1981.  Delivered on 2 April 1981.  Based at CFB Greenwood, NS in 1991, still there in April 1995.  Visited Kinloss, UK in June 2006.  Still with 14 Wing at Greenwood at that time.

140116

Lockheed

 

CP-140

 

Aurora

 

285B

285B-5722

 

 

 

 

first date: 26 March 1981 - Taken on strength

 

Company tests as N4006S.  Delivered on 9 June 1981.  Based at CFB Greenwood, NS in 1991.  With No. 407 (MP) Squadron at CFB Comox, BC in April 1995.  Back to 14 Wing at Greenwood by September 2006.

140117

Lockheed

 

CP-140

 

Aurora

 

285B

285B-5723

 

 

 

 

first date: 5 May 1981 - Taken on strength

 

Company tests as N4008R.  Delivered on 9 June 1981.  With No. 407 (MP) Squadron at CFB Comox, BC in 1991.  With 14 Wing at CFB Greenwood, NS in April 1995.  Took part in air show at Nordholz, Germany on 27 and 28 August 2006, with No. 405 Squadron at that time.  Returned to Canada via Brize Norten, UK.  Seen at RAF Kinloss on 25 October 2006, taking part in training exercise Neptune Warrior 063.  Still with 14 Wing at Greenwood at that time.

140118

Lockheed

 

CP-140

 

Aurora

 

285B

285B-5725

 

 

 

 

first date: 5 June 1981 - Taken on strength

 

Carried US registration N4009K for company tests.  Delivered on 10 July 1981.  With No. 407 (MP) Squadron at CFB Comox, BC in 1991.  With 14 Wing at CFB Greenwood, NS in April 1995.  Took part in 2006 Abbotsford air show, August 2006, back with 407 Sdn.

140119

Lockheed

 

CP-140

CP-140A

Arcturus

 

285L

285L-5828

 

 

 

 

first date: 10 December 1992 - Taken on strength

 

Carried US registration N6563L for company tests and ferry flight to Canada.  Delivered to IMP Group at Halifax for completion on 31 March 1992.  Based at CFB Greenwood, NS in 1993, and April 1995.  Reported in use as instructional airframe at Greenwood July 2005.

140120

Lockheed

 

CP-140

CP-140A

Arcturus

 

285L

285L-5829

 

 

 

 

first date: 11 February 1993 - Taken on strength

 

Carried US registration N6564R for company tests and ferry flight to Canada.  Delivered to IMP Group at Halifax for completion on 31 May 1992.  Based at CFB Greenwood, NS in 1993, still there April 1995.  AT NAS Oceana air show, September 2005.  With 14 Wing at that time.  On display at Waterloo, Ontario Aviation Day, 12 August 2006.

140121

Lockheed

 

CP-140

CP-140A

Arcturus

 

285L

285L-5830

 

 

 

 

first date: 20 April 1993 - Taken on strength

 

Carried US registration N6567L for company tests and ferry flight to Canada.  Delivered to IMP Group at Halifax for completion on 31 August 1992.  Based at CFB Greenwood, NS in 1993, still there April 1995.  Suffered engine failure during fly by at 2001 Greenwood open house, landed without further incident.  Still with 14 Wing at Greenwood in May 2005.


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