HALIFAX, NS, May 13, 2021 /CNW/ - Chorus Aviation Inc.
('Chorus') (TSX: CHR) is proud to announce that its subsidiary,
Voyageur Aviation Corp. ('Voyageur'), in partnership with General
Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada, has been awarded the
In-Service-Support ('ISS') contract for the Manned Airborne
Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance ('MAISR') program. The
initial in-service support contract is for approximately
8 years. The contract could be extended for over 20 years.
Voyageur and General Dynamics will support the Canadian Armed
Forces ('CAF') intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance
needs, while servicing its newly acquired fleet of three Beechcraft
King Air 350ERs and associated mission systems.
Together, Voyageur and General Dynamics bring proven aircraft
ISS, deployed operations support, material management, aircraft
maintenance, airworthiness, and supply chain management experience
– all elements that are critical to the successful achievement of
the MAISR ISS program.
"We are pleased to have the opportunity to partner with General
Dynamics to deliver world class support to the Canadian Armed
Forces. Chorus has a unique suite of integrated regional aviation
and special mission solutions which are once again being
demonstrated here," said Joe
Randell, President and Chief Executive Officer,
"For almost 20 years, Voyageur has gained expertise in
supporting our own special mission and humanitarian air services
deployed around the globe," said Scott
Tapson, President, Voyageur. "We are delighted to be
combining this experience with General Dynamics in supporting the
CAF with our collective capabilities."
"General Dynamics has over 70 years of experience working
closely with the CAF and welcomes the opportunity to now build on
that," said David Ibbetson, vice
president and general manager of General Dynamics Mission
Systems–International. "We are pleased to work with North Bay-based Voyageur to leverage our
combined technical expertise and deep understanding of the ISR
mission set, while ensuring MAISR fleet availability and mission
success for years to come."
Due to the long-term nature, and scope of this contract, an
office will be set up and staffed at 8 Wing, CFB Trenton.
Approximately 40 highly skilled jobs, split between General
Dynamics and Voyageur employees, will be created and sustained in
Central and Northeastern
About Voyageur Aviation Corp.
Voyageur Aviation Corp. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Chorus
Aviation Inc. Voyageur is an integrated provider of specialized
aviation services, including contract flying operations both
internationally and domestically, and offers advanced engineering
and maintenance capabilities. Headquartered in North Bay, Ontario, Voyageur delivers
innovative solutions to customers with unique aviation requirements
and operates under the core principles of comprehensive safety
management, quality assurance, and client-dedicated
solutions. For more information, visit
About Chorus Aviation Inc.
Chorus is a global provider of integrated regional aviation
solutions. Chorus' vision is to deliver regional aviation to the
world. Headquartered in Halifax, Nova
Scotia, Chorus is comprised of Chorus Aviation Capital – a
leading, global lessor of regional aircraft, and Jazz Aviation and
Voyageur Aviation – companies that have long histories of safe
operations with excellent customer service. Chorus provides a full
suite of regional aviation support services that encompasses every
stage of an aircraft's lifecycle, including aircraft acquisitions
and leasing; aircraft refurbishment, engineering, modification,
repurposing and preparation; contract flying; and aircraft and
component maintenance, disassembly, and parts provisioning.
Chorus Class A Variable Voting Shares and Class B Voting Shares
trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the trading symbol 'CHR'.
Chorus 6.00% Senior Debentures, 5.75% Senior Unsecured Debentures,
and 6.00% Convertible Senior Unsecured Debentures trade on the
Toronto Stock Exchange under the trading symbols 'CHR.DB',
'CHR.DB.A', and 'CHR.DB.B', respectively.
For more information, visit www.chorusaviation.com.
About General Dynamics
General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada delivers advanced system
solutions to Canadian and international customers. Headquartered in
Ottawa, Ontario, it is one of the
largest defence and security companies in Canada and is a world-class prime contractor
and systems integrator for military and public safety applications.
For more information on General Dynamics Mission Systems, visit
This news release includes 'forward-looking information'.
Forward-looking information may be identified by the use of terms
and phrases such as "anticipate", "believe", "could", "estimate",
"expect", "intend", "may", "plan", "predict", "project", "will",
"would", and similar terms and phrases, including references to
assumptions. Such information includes, but is not limited to, the
expected term of the contract for the MAISR program and any
possible extensions thereto, and comments with respect to
strategies, expectations, planned operations or future actions.
Forward-looking information, by its nature, is based on assumptions
and is subject to important risks and uncertainties. Any forecasts
or forward-looking predictions or statements cannot be relied upon
due to, among other things, external events, changing market
conditions and general uncertainties of the business. Actual
results may differ materially from results indicated in
forward-looking information for a number of reasons, including the
possibility that the contract for the MAISR program may be
terminated before its scheduled expiry or that it may not be
extended beyond the initial 8 year term, as well as the risk
factors identified in the Risk Factors section of Chorus' Annual
Information Form dated February 18,
2021 and in Chorus' public disclosure record available at
www.sedar.com. The forward-looking statements contained in this
news release represent Chorus' expectations as of the date of this
news release (or as of the date they are otherwise stated to be
made) and are subject to change after such date. Chorus disclaims
any intention or obligation to update or revise such statements to
reflect new information, subsequent events or otherwise, except as
required by applicable securities laws. Readers are cautioned that
the foregoing factors and risks are not exhaustive.
SOURCE Chorus Aviation Inc.