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Anything But a One-Trick Pony

SOURCE: Skies Magazine
July 30, 2020

"As KF Aerospace celebrates 50 years in business, the company finds strength in its diversity of operations, a collective spirit of innovation and a willingness to look under every rock for opportunity."

View the feature article by Lisa Gordon in the Skies Magazine August-September 2020 Digital Edition (page 40).  


 

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READ: SkyAlyne Canada - The All-Canadian Solution

The federal government’s Future Aircrew Training (FAcT) Program, which is currently awaiting the release of its draft Request for Proposal (RFP), is an ambitious solution to Canada’s military aviation needs. The Public Services and Procurement Canada’s FAcT website describes its goal succinctly: “The program will renew aircrew training services to help maintain a multi-purpose and combat capable air force. The program will include delivery of pilot training, as well as aircrew training for air combat systems officers and airborne electronic sensor operators.”

To make this happen, whoever wins the multi-billion dollar FAcT contract (a firm number has yet to be released) will have to merge Canada’s two existing military aviation training programs into one...



SkyAlyne: Truly Canadian Experts for the Future Aircrew Training Program

When the Government announced the Future Aircrew Training Program (FAcT), Canadian companies CAE and KF Aerospace were faced with a choice. To continue providing contracted training support for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) for the next 20+ years, they could compete against each other, along with several internationally based defence contractors. Or they could join forces, combine their considerable experience and expertise, and provide a comprehensive, truly Canadian solution for FAcT.  They chose the latter, calling the new partnership SkyAlyne.  



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Vx Capital Partners orders 3 additional B737-400SFs

Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) announced the company has signed a contract to provide Vx Capital Partners (Vx) with three additional B737-400SF freighter conversions. The first aircraft will commence modification in March 2020, the second aircraft will commence modification in May 2020, and the third aircraft will commence modification in August 2020. All modification touch labor and maintenance requirements will be performed at Kelowna, B.C.-based KF Aerospace, which is an authorized AEI Conversion Center. These conversions represent the 23rd, 24th and 25th AEI B737-400SF freighters for Vx.



VIDEO: New hangar at Hamilton airport bringing jobs, students and planes 

"When the six, 2,500-square-foot doors slid open Tuesday afternoon, an Air Transat plane was the first customer inside KF Aerospace's new 75,000-square-foot hangar at John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport.

The $25-million hangar is part of a $40-million investment by the company that will eventually include a 70,000-square-foot training facility for 300 students from Mohawk College's aviation programs. The students are currently spread out in four facilities.

The company added 60 new jobs for the expansion. KF Aerospace now has 200 employees at the airport with 200 more expected by 2022."





Major Kelowna employer expanding, adding 75 jobs

 

"Its already a major presence at the Kelowna Airport, now one of the city’s largest employers is expanding."

"KF Aerospace is in the process of building a new hangar at the Kelowna International Airport, which will allow the company to work on more aircraft at once and add to its workforce."


KF Expands at Hamilton Airport


POV Hamilton | Feb 2019

Kelowna Flightcraft has had a Hamilton base for their aircraft maintenance, training, and cargo operation since the mid-90s. Now, they're expanding into a massive new hangar that will include purpose-built facilities for Mohawk College aviation students.

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$30 million expansion plan for KF Aerospace means hundreds of new jobs for Hamilton

 


A career that’s really taking off

KelownaNow | Sept 2018

On Thursday evening, KF Aerospace hosted an open-house style career fair in hopes of recruiting 100 new positions for the company’s expanding operations. The event was also a way to take a bit of a behind the scenes tour of the facility

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