HALIFAX, NS, April 29, 2021 /CNW/ - Chorus Aviation Inc.
('Chorus') (TSX: CHR) is proud to announce that its subsidiary,
Voyageur Aviation Corp. ('Voyageur'), has been awarded a 3-year
contract to upgrade and modify Transport Canada's National Aerial
Surveillance Program (NASP) fleet of three Dash 8-100 and one Dash
7 aircraft with new surveillance equipment.
Since 1991, the iconic red planes of NASP have played an
integral role in keeping our country safe by helping prevent
pollution in Canadian waters, protecting the marine environment and
endangered marine life, and ensuring a safe and efficient
transportation industry along Canada's massive and varied coastlines.
The contract involves the entire NASP fleet and includes the
installation of surveillance equipment provisions for an
electro-optical and infrared ('EO/IR') sensor, infrared and
ultraviolet ('IR/UV') scanner for pollution monitoring, observation
windows, mission crew seats, and other modifications to existing
system installations. Additionally, one Dash 8-100 aircraft will
receive Voyageur's Long-Range Fuel System installation to enable
missions requiring significant range and endurance.
"This contract demonstrates Voyageur's unique engineering
capabilities to support customers requiring innovative special
mission solutions." said Scott
Tapson, President, Voyageur. "We are excited to expand our
relationship with Transport Canada and look forward to working
together on this project."
All work for this contract will be completed at Voyageur's
200,000 square foot maintenance and engineering facility located at
its company headquarters in North Bay,
About Voyageur Aviation Corp.
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
About Chorus Aviation Inc.
Chorus 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
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SOURCE Chorus Aviation Inc.