Canada Invests in Maintenance of Buffalo and Twin Otter Aircraft
Invests in Maintenance
KELOWNA, BC, May 26, 2017 / CNW / – The Government of Canada is building a more agile, better-equipped military, while ensuring the best value for Canadians. This includes maintaining existing equipment so that Canada’s women and men in uniform can continue to deliver their missions.
Two maintenance contracts were awarded to KF Aerospace of British Columbia as a result of open, transparent and competitive processes. With much of the work being done in the country, these contract will help support Canada’s world-class aerospace industry and maintain approximately 40 high-value middle-class jobs for Canadians.
The first contract, valued at $21.8 million (including taxes), will help maintain the Royal Canadian Air Force’s CC-115 Buffalo search and rescue Aircraft for a period of three years and includes the option to extend the contract for an additional year. Canada has six Buffalos based in Comox, British Columbia. These Aircraft are a vital component of Canada’s search and rescue services capabilities on the West Coast, and they must be maintained until new replacement fixed-wing search and rescue Aircraft are in place and fully operational.
The second contract, valued at $9.6 million (including taxes), will help maintain the Royal Canadian Air Force’s CC-138 Twin Otter Aircraft for a period of four years and includes the possibility of four additional one-year extensions. Canada’s four Twin Otters are based in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. These Aircraft are used in transport roles for the Canadian Armed Forces’ northern operations and occasionally in search and rescue missions. This investment will help maintain the equipment until at least 2025, so that the Canadian Armed Forces can continue delivering operations in the northern territories.
The work for both contracts will include ongoing life-cycle management, inspection repair, painting and modifications as well as the supply of high-priority spare parts, for the duration of the contracts.
Priyanka Jain - M.A.-M.Phil (English Literature)-PGDBA (SCDL)