Kelowna Flightcraft lands $15 million federal contract

Company will provide aircraft maintenance for Department of Defense search and rescue aircraft

Kelowna Flightcraft has been awarded a $15 million contract to provide aircraft maintenance for Department of Defense search and rescue aircraft that will sustain 54 jobs at the company’s Kelowna Airport hangar.

Kerry-Lynne Findlay, associate minister of national defence, made the announcement before the Kelowna Flightcraft employees Friday, joined by Kelowna-Lake Country MP Ron Cannan, Peter Van Loan, the Conservative government house leader, and Barry Lapointe, chairperson of Kelowna Flightcraft.

“These fleets are key to our Royal Canadian Air Force and its ability to carry out important missions such as critical search and rescue,” said Findlay.

“This contract demonstrates the government of Canada’s commitment to ensuring our men and women in uniform continue to have well maintained equipment that is ready to support operations.”

This two-year contract includes one optional one-year extension which if exercised could increase the value of the contract to $24.9 million.