- The program is anticipated to get 500 employment to the city.
- De Havilland Aircraft of Canada said Thursday it’s restoring a water bomber plane manufacturing program, getting hundreds of employees to Calgary.
De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited states it is restoring a water bomber plane manufacturing program that will fetch 500 jobs to Calgary, Alta.
The firm says it has founded the De Havilland DHC-515 Firefighter program to make on the Canadair CL-215 and CL-415 plane history. Both aircraft sorts have been used to combat forest fires in Europe and North America for over 50 years but are no longer in production.
The firm already has signed letters of intent from European clients to buy the first 22 aircraft and hopes to make its first deliveries by the decade.
De Havilland Canada developed the Canadair CL program in 2016 and has been considering returning the water bombers to production since 2019.
It says the plane’s final assembly will occur in Calgary, where help for CL-215s and CL-415s already in service happens.
The firm says it hopes the DHC-515 to be an essential tool for nations worldwide as weather change grows the intensity and frequency of forest fires.
Source – cbc.ca