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August 4, 2020 - by Canadian Press for radio-canada.ca
The federal government began exploring the purchase of new search and rescue aircraft in 2002 before finally hiring Airbus in 2016 to build 16 new C295Ws (the Canadian version is CC-295) at a cost of $ 2.4 billion.
The Royal Canadian Air Force will be flying its old search and rescue planes longer than expected, as COVID-19 causes a further delay in delivery of the replacement model .
The new search and rescue plane built by Airbus is stranded in Spain,...