IMP Aerospace delivers 100th CP-140 to RCAF
Sept. 22, 2014, Halifax - 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 operationon Sept. 18.
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.