Bluedrop Training and Simulation to work on CH-47 Chinook helicopter crew trainer
July 8, 2015 – Halifax, Nova Scotia – Industry Canada
The Government of Canada's Industrial and Technological Benefits Policy has led to an important investment in an Atlantic Canada–based firm, securing jobs and economic growth in the Halifax area.
Bluedrop Training and Simulation will receive significant financial and technical support from The Boeing Company to develop a next-generation rear crew trainer for the Boeing CH-47 Chinook helicopter program. The Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), took part in the announcement while visiting the Bluedrop Training and Simulation Centre in Halifax.
Boeing is making this investment as part of its Industrial and Technological Benefits Policy obligations, resulting from the Government's December 2014 purchase of a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft.
Bluedrop and Boeing will create the new rear crew trainer, which they will then be able to market jointly to existing and future CH-47 Chinook buyers. Bluedrop expects this investment will maintain over 200 positions and create 10 new jobs.
Director of Communications and Parliamentary Affairs
Office of the Minister of State (Science and Technology)