Image Credit: Corporal Djalma Vuong-De Ramos


The first flight of the modernized CH-146C Griffon at Bell Textron Canada in Mirabel is on Thursday, June 20 at 10 a.m., in the presence of numerous employees, partners and dignitaries.

The aircraft’s modernization is part of a contract awarded to Bell by the Canadian government in April 2022 to extend the service life of the 85 Royal Canadian Air Force’s CH-146 Griffon helicopters. 

Date: June 20, 2024

Time: 10 a.m.

What: Speeches and first flight

Who: Michael Nault, General Manager, Bell Textron Canada, Marc Bigaouette, Director, Canadian Government Programs, Bell Textron Canada

Brigadier-General Darryl Taylor, Director General, Aerospace Equipment Program Management, National Defence

Additional names to be confirmed.

Location: Bell Textron Canada, 12800 rue de l’Avenir, Mirabel QC

Journalists, photographers and cameramen wishing to attend are asked to confirm their presence by e-mail to Stephanie Coia prior to the event.