Defence Programs

In 2005, KF Aerospace (formerly Kelowna Flightcraft) was awarded the Contracted Flying Training and Support Services contract. As the prime contractor of a team of top Canadian aerospace companies, KF Aerospace has established a turnkey operation at the Southport Airport with new facilities, training devices and courseware to satisfy the training requirements of the RCAF. We operate four fleets of aircraft: the Grob G120A for Primary and Basic training, the C-90B King Air for Advanced Multi-Engine training and the B206 Jet Ranger and B412 CF Outlaw to support Advanced Rotary Wing Training. KF Aerospace and its partners provide all the ground school and simulator instruction, flight instruction on the Grob G120A and all of the support services for the program

Today’s state-of-the-art facilities, training devices and operations at Southport (formerly Canadian Forces Base Portage la Prairie) reflect a long and proud tradition of excellence in aviation training dating back to WWII and the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. This Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) program performs primary pilot training and selection, and advanced training for pilots destined for helicopters and multi-engine fixed-wing aircraft. The program is a fully integrated partnership between the Department of National Defence and the Allied Wings Flight Training Services Group which provides total support to the RCAF pilot training system.

KF Aerospace takes advantage of the latest technologies to produce an efficient, effective and modern training system that is both flexible and adaptive to changing needs. The RCAF brings the demanding standards desired of the graduates while KF Aerospace and its partners bring industrial efficiencies to the multifaceted activities including aircraft procurement, maintenance, ground and flight instruction, air traffic services, emergency response, infrastructure and administration support including accommodation and mess services.