Kelowna company lands multi-million dollar RCAF contract
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May 26, 2017 - 11:36 AM
KELOWNA – A local company just signed a $30 million agreement to maintain aircraft for the Canadian military.
KF Aerospace, formerly Kelowna Flightcraft, announced today, May 26, the contracts are to help maintain six RCAF CC115 Buffalo search and rescue for three years and four CC-138 Twin Otter aircraft for four years.
The $21.8 million and $9.6 million contracts come with options to extend, according to a media release from KF Aerospace.
The contracts include ongoing life-cycle management, inspection, repair, painting and modifications as well as the supply of high-priority spare parts.
“This is great news for KF Aerospace, for the people of Kelowna and for the Canadian economy,” Lake Country MP Stephen Fuhr says in the release. “These contracts are providing good-paying jobs for hard working, skilled Canadians here and across the country.”
The Buffalos are used for support duing Canadian Armed Forces’ search and rescue activities from the border to the Arctic, and from the Rocky Mountains to 1,200 kilometres out over the Pacific Ocean. It will fly in almost any weather, and can take off and land on most airstrips.
The Twin Otter is a utility transport aircraft that can be outfitted with wheels or skis.
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