Team Spartan Selects IMP Aerospace to Perform Aircraft Modifications for FWSAR C-27J Fleet

September 2, 2014 | News Release

Halifax, Canada, September 2, 2014 -Team Spartan has added IMP Aerospace to its team that is pursuing the Royal Canadian Air Force's (RCAF) upcoming Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue Replacement (FWSAR) Program. IMP Aerospace will modify the baseline C-27J aircraft into the final FWSAR operational configuration and support Alenia Aermacchi during the aircraft delivery phase.

IMP Aerospace's high value activities include installation of General Dynamics' mission system, installation of bubble windows, interior design modifications (including the addition of pallets, table, racks, and six additional seats) and installation of the EO/IR turret. Expanding Team Spartan's Atlantic Canada presence, these key industrial modifications will be performed at IMP Aerospace's full-service engineering and maintenance operation located in Halifax, Nova Scotia. 

IMP Aerospace, an Operating Unit of IMP Aerospace & Defence, has over 50 years of In-Service Support (ISS) engineering and maintenance experience supporting various Department of National Defence aircraft including Canada's current Rotary Wing fleet of Search and Rescue helicopters, the Agusta Westland CH-149 Cormorant. IMP Aerospace employs over 1,500 technical staff in locations across Canada with its main office located at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport.

IMP Aerospace joins an already extensive list of pan-Canadian companies that are part of Team Spartan including General Dynamics Canada (ISS Systems Integrator and mission system provider); DRS Technologies Canada (training); Kelowna Flightcraft (maintenance and repair, engineering support, and supply chain management), Esterline CMC Electronics (various pieces of flight equipment), Flyht Aerospace (automated flight reporting system), Rolls Royce (engines), and Standard Aero (maintenance of Canadian fleet of FWSAR engines). 

The C-27J is a solution that meets the demands of the country's incredibly large area of SAR responsibility with a single aircraft fleet.  Along with a capable aircraft, Team Spartan's FWSAR solution comes with a commitment to deliver 100% of contract value industrial offsets and benefits in the form of hundreds of long-term jobs and far-reaching investments in Canadian firms and technology. 


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