CT-155 Hawk


CT-155 Hawk



The CT-155 Hawk was selected for the NATO Flying Training in Canada (NFTC) program because of its similarities to frontline fighter aircraft. Student pilots graduate from the CT-156 Harvard II to this highly advanced jet trainer. Its Rolls-Royce turbofan engine generates more than 6000lbs of thrust and powers the jet to supersonic speeds.

The Hawk’s sophisticated glass cockpit features:

  • a heads-up display (HUD)
  • hands-on throttle and stick (HOTAS) controls
  • integrated navigation and targeting systems

With its superior technology, the jet can perform a wide range of high performance training missions.

NFTC students train on the Hawk during the program’s final stage. Once they’ve logged 125 flight hours, Canada’s student fighter pilots are ready to join 410 Squadron, the Operation Training Unit, which flies CF-188 Hornets.

Canada is not alone in selecting this modern trainer. Fifteen countries, including the British Royal Air Force rely on the Hawk to prepare their pilots for combat. The United States Navy uses its own version—the T-45A Goshawk—as an advanced trainer for carrier operations.

Technical specifications

Technical specifications


12.42 m


9.08 m


3.98 m

Empty Weight

4,300 kg

Maximum Gross Weight

9,100 kg


Rolls-Royce Mk.871 Adour turbofan

Max. Speed

Mach 1.2

Service Ceiling

1,372 m


2,622 km


1 pilot, 1 instructor

Year(s) procured

Leased by CF in 2000

Quantity in CF



15 Wing Moose Jaw, SK
4 Wing Cold Lake, AB



A man wearing an olive green flight suit and holding a helmet kneels in front of a dark blue jet aircraft.

Air battle managers support Exercise Antler South

Two 22 Wing aerospace control officers worked with 419 Squadron as air battle managers during Exercise Antler South, held in October 2018 in California.
December 28, 2018

CT155211 Hawk

CT155211 Hawk - Epilogue

A near mid-air collision occurred between the CT155 and a Thrush aerial application aircraft returning to Moose Jaw Municipal Airport, following an aerial application in some fields located to the west of Moose Jaw.
August 21, 2018

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