Transfer to Refurbish and Upgrade C90A King Air
- National Defence works closely with Transport Canada to support flying proficiency activities for test pilots and flight test engineers.
- One of Transport Canada’s small commercial airplanes, the C90A King Air, was recently in storage at the Ottawa International Airport.
- Through these Estimates, National Defence is transferring over $880,000 to Transport Canada to complete the refurbishment of this aircraft.
- The funds will be used to inspect the C90A King Air, upgrade the cockpit with new avionics, repair minor corrosion, and repair two turbo engines.
- The refurbishment and upgrade of the C90A King Air aircraft is managed entirely by Transport Canada.
- Use of the C90A King Air is expected to begin in July 2020.
- In 2019, National Defence signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Transport Canada to support proficiency flying training activities.
- The MOU outlines the provision of aircraft services, simulators, and maintenance services to the Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment, including:
- refurbishing and upgrading a Transport Canada C90A King Air aircraft;
- support proficiency flying of National Defence’s Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment personnel utilizing Transport Canada’s aircraft and simulators;
- servicing and supporting maintenance of National Defence’s Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment proficiency flying aircraft; and
- gaining efficiencies and working collaboratively with whole-of-Government partners.
Version 5; 2020-02-26 – Source: ADM(Fin) Note on retrofit of King Air Aircraft C90A
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