OTTAWA – Together with Voyageur Aviation Corp. (Voyageur), a wholly subsidiary of Chorus Aviation Inc., General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada announced today that it was awarded the In-Service-Support (ISS) contract for the Manned Airborne Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (MAISR) program.
General Dynamics and Voyageur – as Team CERTAS – will support the Canadian Armed Forces’ (CAF) intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance needs, while servicing its newly acquired fleet of Beechcraft King Air 350ERs and associated mission systems.
“General Dynamics has over 70 years of experience working closely with the CAF and welcomes the opportunity to now build on that legacy,” said David Ibbetson, vice president and general manager of General Dynamics Mission Systems–International. “We are pleased to work with North Bay-based Voyageur to leverage our combined technical expertise and deep understanding of the ISR mission set, while ensuring MAISR fleet availability and mission success for years to come.”
Together, General Dynamics and Voyageur bring proven aircraft ISS, deployed operations support, material management, aircraft maintenance, airworthiness, and supply chain management experience – all elements that are critical to the successful achievement of the MAISR ISS program.
“For almost 20 years Voyageur has gained expertise in supporting our own special mission and humanitarian air services deployed around the globe,” said Scott Tapson, President, Voyageur. “We are delighted to be combining this experience with General Dynamics in supporting the CAF with our collective capabilities.”
Due to the long-term nature, and scope of this contract, an office will be set up and staffed at 8 Wing, CFB Trenton. Approximately 40 highly-skilled jobs, split between General Dynamics and Voyageur, will be created and sustained in Central and Northeastern Ontario.
Voyageur Aviation Corp. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chorus Aviation Inc. Voyageur is an integrated provider of specialized aviation services, including contract flying operations both internationally and domestically, and offers advanced engineering and maintenance capabilities. Headquartered in North Bay, Ontario, Voyageur delivers innovative solutions to customers with unique aviation requirements and operates under the core principles of comprehensive safety management, quality assurance, and client-dedicated solutions. For more information, visit www.voyav.com.
About Chorus Aviation Inc. is a global provider of integrated regional aviation solutions. Chorus’ vision is to deliver regional aviation to the world. Headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Chorus is comprised of Chorus Aviation Capital – a leading, global lessor of regional aircraft, and Jazz Aviation and Voyageur Aviation – companies that have long histories of safe operations with excellent customer service. Chorus provides a full suite of regional aviation support services that encompasses every stage of an aircraft’s lifecycle, including aircraft acquisitions and leasing; aircraft refurbishment, engineering, modification, repurposing and preparation; contract flying; and aircraft and component maintenance, disassembly, and parts provisioning. Chorus Class A Variable Voting Shares and Class B Voting Shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the trading symbol ‘CHR’. For more information, visit www.chorusaviation.com.
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