Airbus has bested rivals Leonardo and Embraer to win Canada’s Fixed-Wing Search-and-Rescue (FWSAR) competition, landing a C$2.4 billion ($1.82 billion) deal to provide 16 C295W aircraft and five years of in-service support. The decision announced in Trenton, Ontario, on Dec. 8 comes 12 years after the government originally called for a modern SAR platform to replace six 40-year-old de Havilland Canada DHC-5 Buffalos and 12 early-model Lockheed C-130 Hercules currently performing the ...

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