The Royal Canadian Air Force deserves a training platform truly built in Canada. Backed by more than 500 suppliers across the country, Bell's workforce of 1,300 Canadians is proud to offer the Bell 429, a proven and ideally suited platform designed, built, tested and certified in Canada for the future of the RCAF.
More than 1,000 Bell aircraft operate in Canada including those with the Canadian Coast Guard. Look out for the Canadian Coast Guard’s bright red Bell aircraft flying overhead, keeping Canadian coasts operational and safe. See how this customer uses its Bell fleet.
Bell has partnered with the Canadian Armed Forces for more than 50 years and proudly supports the largest and most-deployed helicopter fleet in the Royal Canadian Air Force. The CH-146 Griffon fleet comprises 85 militarized, multi-role Bell 412 CF helicopters used for a variety of missions across Canada and deployed abroad in support to high-tempo NATO/UN operations. In 2019, Bell was chosen to perform the first phase of the "Griffon Limited Life Extension" (GLLE) modernization project.