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Field Aviation signs contract with Avitrade Belgium

Feb. 11, 2010, Toronto - Canada's Field Aviation Company Inc. has been selected to produce and install custom designed aircraft interiors for two new Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 aircraft under a contract with Avitrade Belgium, on behalf of its ultimate customer.  The VIP interior modifications will be the first of their kind installed on Dash 8 Q400 aircraft.


February 11, 2010
Carey Fredericks


Albert Bloem, CEO
of Avitrade Belgium, said, "By choosing Field to complete the interior of these
aircraft we know we have made the right decision.  In the past, they have continuously displayed the expertise,
knowledge and dedication that have made them world leaders in interior
completions.  I am looking forward
to completing this new project with them."

The first
aircraft will begin its modifications at Field's completion center at Toronto's
Lester B. Pearson airport in February, 2010.  The 62-seat economy configuration will be converted to a
28-seat, mixed-class configuration. 
This will comprise a four-passenger VIP cabin complete with custom side
ledges and foldout tables, an eight-passenger first class cabin, and a
16-passenger economy section.

Field Aviation
vice president, business development, David Jensen, said, "We're excited to be
a part of this project; our planning is well underway and we are set to begin
modifications in February, with final delivery by the end of 2010. Interior
mods and completions – VIP and paramilitary – are a key market focus for us,
and this contract reflects and underscores our capabilities and commitment in a
highly competitive segment of the industry."

Modification of
the second aircraft will commence in April, 2010, with its 62 economy seat plan
to be converted to 8 first class seats and 32 economy.

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Avitrade's
client has also specified a number of high-end interior finishes for each
aircraft.  These include
specialized in-flight entertainment systems, satellite telephones, custom
galleys, unique floor coverings, wood laminates, and re-designed lavatories.