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Kelowna Flightcraft awarded WestJet upgrades contract

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December 09, 2014 - 10:19 AM

KELOWNA - Get ready for a swankier ride aboard a WestJet flight once Kelowna Flightcraft takes care of interior upgrades on the entire fleet of B737-600/700/800 aircraft.

Kelowna Flightcraft was awarded the upgrades contract that'll include removal of existing seatback monitors and installation of a state-of-the-art wireless entertainment system. Plus, they'll be installing slim line seats with in-seat power — described as comfortable in the Kelowna Flightcraft media release.

Kelowna Flightcraft is already in cahoots with WestJet providing Structure Maintenance Visit services and Scimitar Winglet installation for their B737 fleet. A prototype of the coming upgrade was recently completed and full production and implementation begins in January, 2015, continuing until the 100-plane job is done. It's a step forward for the aerospace company toward expanding their relationship with WestJet Airlines.

Kelowna Flightcraft has been around since 1970 and currently employs roughly 1000 people across Canada. Along with maintenance and engineering services, KF Leasing provides over 70 aircraft to a variety of customers around the globe. The company also has a cargo air charter branch delivering more than 1,000,000 pounds of freight each night across Canada.

The allied wings operation provides primary and advanced wing military flight training for Canada's Royal Canadian Air Force pilots. They're based in Southport Man. and train about 200 pilots using a 42 aircraft fleet and four state-of-the-art flight simulators.

Operations for their maintenance and engineering facilities can be found in Kelowna and Hamilton, Ont.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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