News Listings for Kelowna Flightcraft

  • Kelowna reveals work on combi version of 737-300

    News | 08 Aug 2014 15:38 | Howard Slutsken

    Kelowna Flightcraft is developing a passenger and cargo “combi” modification to the Boeing 737-300, initially to fulfill a requirement for Canadian North.
  • Italy special: Finmeccanica continues its UK love affair

    News | 13 Nov 2007 17:09 | Craig Hoyle

    Finmeccanica has been busy building in Britain to create a major European player. Now it is beginning to reap rewards from its investments CRAIG HOYLE LONDON
  • Canada eyes trainer fleet options

    News | 27 Mar 2006 23:00

    Ottawa to evaluate mid-life update for BAE Systems Hawk 115s over aircraft replacement for lead-in fighter training
  • Contracts

    News | 06 Jun 2005 23:00

    <P>* Australia's Hawker de Havilland has signed an A$70 million ($53.3 million) deal with Northrop Grumman to manufacture and assemble airframe structures for the low-rate initial production phase of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter programme.</P> <P>* Grob Aerospace will supply Kelowna Flightcraft of Canada with nine G120A trainers for use at the Canadian Forces Flying Training School at Portage La Prairie in Manitoba. Kelowna has also placed options for a further three aircraft.</P> <P>* Sweden's Saab Bofors Dynamics is to produce subsystems for BGT's IRIS-T air-to-air missile under a deal worth around SKr850 million ($115 million) that is scheduled to expire in 2011.</P> <P>* The US Navy has awarded EDO an $11 million contract to produce 135 BRU-55 dual weapon racks for its Boeing F/A-18 fighters. Each rack can accommodate two 500kg (1,100lb) Boeing Joint Direct Attack Munitions.</P>
  • Kelowna picks primary trainers

    News | 04 Apr 2005 23:00

    <p> Kelowna Flightcraft will place a $3.2 million order for seven Beech King Air C90B twin turboprops and a $7.5 million order for nine Grob G120A single-engined trainers after winning the C$1.7 billion ($1.4 billion) contract to provide primary flight training for the Canadian Forces over the next 22 years (Flight International, 29 March–4 April). Kelowna says the Allied Wings consortium will also refurbish a government-owned fleet of seven Bell 206 and nine Bell 412 helicopters, and invest C$25 million in ground facilities at the Canadian Aviation Training Centre in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba. </p>
  • Bolivia studies AT-63 Pampa buy in natural gas agreement

    News | 31 May 2004 23:00

    <p>The proposed sale of 12 Lockheed Martin Aircraft Argentina (LMAASA)-built AT-63 Pampa advanced trainer/light attack aircraft to Bolivia is expected to be the subject of forthcoming discussions between Argentinian president Nestor Kirchner and his Bolivian counterpart Carlos Mesa. If agreed, the purchase is expected to be concluded under a bilateral agreement that will see Bolivia increase its annual deliveries of natural gas to its southern neighbour.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Bolivia has a long-standing requirement to upgrade its advanced trainer fleet, which currently comprises 18 Kelowna Flightcraft-modernised Lockheed T-33s that have been in service for almost 20 years. According to local sources, the discussions between Kirchner and Mesa will include the proposed sale of 12 Pampas equipped with uprated Honeywell TFE731-5 engines.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Underlining its interest in the AT-63 to revamp the jet training syllabus at its training establishment, a Bolivian air force dele