HALIFAX, Sept. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - IMP Aerospace delivered the 100th CP-140 Aurora Third Level Inspection and Repair Program (TLIR) aircraft to the RCAF following a brief ceremony at its Halifax Stanfield International Airport operation yesterday. The Aurora aircraft is a multi-role, long-range patrol air asset, capable of supporting Canada's Land, Sea and Air Forces throughout the world and maintaining surveillance of all three coasts and littoral waters.
The Aurora fleet entered service in 1981 and began maintenance inductions at IMP Aerospace in 1984. The Aurora fleet is now in its sixth TLIR cycle. IMP Aerospace is incrementally modernizing and completing a life extension program replacing the wings and horizontal stabilizers, as well as installing state-of-the-art navigation and flight instruments, communications and mission systems to permit the aircraft to operate effectively beyond year 2030.
"IMP Aerospace has supported the CP-140 Aurora fleet since its entry into service with the RCAF. Through these years, IMP has developed significant knowledge and experience on maintaining and modernizing the aircraft to meet the operational requirements of the RCAF," stated Tom Galley, IMP Aerospace's Executive Vice President. "We are proud of this milestone achievement in delivering the 100th heavy maintenance TLIR aircraft and look forward to continuing our support to this strategic asset throughout its entire life cycle."
IMP Aerospace has over 50 years of In-Service Support (ISS) engineering and maintenance experience supporting a number of Department of National Defence aircraft with over 1,800 technical staff in locations across Canada. IMP Aerospace is one of only two Lockheed Martin Authorized P-3 Service Centers in the world.
About IMP Aerospace
IMP Aerospace, one of Canada's largest Canadian-owned aerospace and defence contractors, provides a full range of technical services including aircraft In-Service Support, engineering, aircraft repair, overhaul and modification services to domestic and international military and commercial customers. IMP Aerospace is one of six independent operating units of IMP Aerospace & Defence which is a business unit of IMP Group, a Halifax-based company focused on global sustainable growth with over 4,500 experienced people delivering service, quality and value to customers across diverse sectors, such as aerospace, aviation, airline, healthcare, information technology, hospitality, and property development.
Image with caption: "The 100th Heavy Maintenance CP-140 Aurora Delivery to the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). IMP Aerospace employees and RCAF personnel in attendance. (CNW Group/IMP GROUP LTD.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140919_C1021_PHOTO_EN_5796.jpg
SOURCE: IMP GROUP LTD.
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