In 2009 KF Aerospace was assigned the contract to complete extended life cycle support for the RCAF Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue (FWSAR) fleet of DHC-5 (CC-115) Buffalos and the DHC-6 (CC-138) Twin Otters and their components. This support includes:
- Manufacturing and modernization
- Testing and air-worthiness approval
- Logistics support
- Non-destructive testing (NDT)
- Structural repairs
- Maintenance and obsolescence planning and management
In 2011-2012, KF completed a cockpit modification/upgrade on the RCAF’s fleet of Twin Otters, including installing modern avionics such as new navigation and communications systems on the aircraft. KF engineers and technicians were tasked with performing all phases of the project, including planning and design, installation and all phases of testing and troubleshooting, allowing these RCAF aircraft to get back up in the air and back in service in the Canadian Arctic.