Fulfilling careers and work-life balance while supporting Canada’s armed forces.

KF Aerospace and our partners have managed the Contracted Flying Training and Support (CFTS) Program in Southport, Manitoba since 2005.

Through this innovative military training program, KF and Allied Wings provide live-flying, simulator and classroom training and in-service support (aircraft maintenance, groundskeeping, site services, etc.) in support of Royal Canadian Air Force pilot training.

KF, along with our SkyAlyne partners, has been recently selected as the preferred bidder for the Future Aircrew Training (FAcT) Program and will continue to manage military pilot training at Southport for the next 25+ years.

Key Roles Available Now

KF Aerospace and our partners employ approximately 200 people in support of the RCAF training program in Southport. Here are some of the key roles with opportunities available now:

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical)

Our Southport facility supports the Grob G120A and C-90 King Air aircrafts for RCAF pilot training. Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (AMEs) perform line and heavy maintenance and repairs to keep these critical aircraft safe and ready for their next mission.

For more information about the CFTS AME M position and to apply, click here.

Qualified Flight Instructors (QFIs)

QFIs are responsible for the provision of Flying Training Device (FTD) and classroom instruction for the King Air C90B and Grob 120A. This requires effective instructional technique, both in group and in one-on-one interaction with students, and professional communication with staff and military colleagues.

For more information about the CFTS ME Flight Instructor position and to apply, click here.

For more information about the CFTS Grob Flight Instructor Trainee position and to apply, click here.

Chief Engineer

The Chief Engineer is responsible for providing professional leadership and ensuring a high level of quality work and customer service in accordance with applicable standards of airworthiness of company aircraft.  They will be responsible for independent decision making, non-standard problem solving, trouble shooting, planning, organizing and supervising the Crew Leads, AMEs and Apprentices.

For more information about the CFTS Chief Engineer Fixed Wing position and to apply, click here.

Other Opportunities

KF Aerospace and our Allied Wings partners are responsible for a full range of training and in-service support services for the CFTS Program. These include skilled and unskilled labour positions, business roles, and trades. Check out all of our current opportunities across Canada on our careers page.

Perks & Benefits at Southport

Come reach your full potential with KF. We provide an environment for you to grow and succeed, with critical tools and resources to support your wellbeing at work and at home, for your family and the future.

Along with a competitive salary, regular performance and wage reviews, and access to internal promotions, KF is proud to offer full-time staff benefits at Southport that include, but are not limited to:

  • Bonus program paid twice annually; based on site performance
  • Extended Health and Dental
  • Short & Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Health Spending Account
  • Personal Wellness Spending Account
  • Virtual, 24/7 on-call medical care
  • Free access to on-site fitness centre
  • Paid vacation and personal time off
  • The opportunity to bank overtime for additional time off
  • Excellent work-life balance – no ‘graveyard’ shifts!
  • Pension matching plan and voluntary RRSP
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program
  • Free financial advice

KF is an advocate for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Mental Health in the workplace, and cultivates an employee community that welcomes, supports and values all individuals.

Life in Southport/Portage la Prairie

Nestled just 3km from Portage la Prairie in Manitoba’s scenic Central Plains region, Southport Aerospace Centre – home of the CFTS Program – offers more than just a workplace; it’s a lifestyle. Here, you’ll find yourself near the beautiful Assiniboine River, surrounded by the charm and convenience of nearby Portage la Prairie – a vibrant small city known for its welcoming community, ample amenities, and a relaxed atmosphere that’s ideal for families and individuals alike.

Living in Southport means you’re just a stone’s throw away from Lake Manitoba, a picturesque destination for year-round outdoor activities. And if you crave the buzz of city life, Winnipeg, with its rich cultural scene, is only an hour’s commute via the #1 highway.

At KF Aerospace in Southport, you don’t just join a team; you become part of a community where work-life balance and your family truly thrive.