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Field Aviation to modify Boeing’s maritime workhorse

Nov. 18, 2013, Cincinnati, Oh. - Field Aviation has been awarded a significant contract by Boeing Defense, Space and Security.

November 18, 2013  By Carey Fredericks

As a part of the program, Field Aviation is currently modifying a Boeing-owned Challenger 604 as the Maritime Surveillance Aircraft (MSA) demonstrator. Field Aviation’s extensive structural modifications to the Boeing MSA demonstrator are taking place now at the company’s production facility at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport.

Brian Love, Field Aviation’s chief commercial officer, commenting on Boeing’s selection of Field Aviation as the MSA modifier and integrator said, “The opportunity to participate on this program with Boeing is a welcome recognition of Field Aviation’s proven capabilities. We are both excited and extremely proud to be part of this undertaking and we will commit significant resources to ensuring that this program is nothing less than an outstanding commercial and operational success”.

“We are very pleased to be working with Boeing and its MSA team on engineering and modifying the MSA Demonstrator Aircraft”, said Dan Magarian, Chairman of Field Aviation. “As we work to complete the demonstrator modifications and flight testing, we are also now focusing on the production phase of the MSA program and scaling to meet market demands. Magarian added, “We plan to conduct the MSA program modifications at our Toronto facility, with aircraft completion work being conducted at a new facility in the U.S. on which we will commence construction in the coming months.”

As a modification centre of excellence, Field Aviation is recognized globally for its design, engineering, integration and certification of aircraft and systems used in providing maritime domain awareness and the protection of national sovereignty and other essential services. Deliveries of Field Aviation modified special mission aircraft rank it amongst the top companies in the world having this specialized capability. It was this experience and other common synergies that Boeing cited as being integral to their selection of Field Aviation to partner with them on this ground breaking MSA program.



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