IMP Aerospace annouces new contract
June 22, 2010, Halifax - IMP Aerospace announced Monday that installation work has commenced on the life-extension modification of ten Canadian CP-140 Aurora Aircraft to have their outer wings, lower centre wing and the horizontal stabilizers replaced with new structural components supplied by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company for the Canadian Department of National Defence.
This life-extension program is known as the Aurora Service Life Extension Project (ASLEP) and will extend the CP-140 Aurora structural life well beyond 2025.
This multi million dollar program will employ a team of approximately 100 personnel distributed between IMP Aerospace, Halifax Stanfield International Airport; IMP Aerospace Avionics, Hammonds Plains; and IMP Aerospace Components, Amherst.
David Gossen, President of IMP Aerospace, stated, "This contract to extend the service life of the Aurora ensures critical aerospace jobs are developed and retained in Nova Scotia. IMP is developing a world recognized centre of excellence for re-winging these long range patrol aircraft."