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L-3 MAS to provide support for DND’s CC-150 Airbus Fleet

June 7, 2012, Mirabel, Que. - L-3 MAS, with its partner Avianor Inc., announced today that it has been awarded a contract from the Canadian government to provide complete in-service support (ISS) services for the Department of National Defence (DND) CC-150 ‘Polaris’ Airbus fleet.


June 8, 2012
By Carey Fredericks

“We are honored to be selected by the Canadian government to support the CC-150 Polaris fleet and its strategically important mission,” said Jacques Comtois, vice president and general manager of L-3 MAS. “This selection is an affirmation of L-3 MAS’ commitment to customer focus, flawless execution and long-term partnerships as Canada’s leading military aircraft ISS provider.”

“Avianor is extremely pleased to have the opportunity to demonstrate its market-leading commercial MRO capabilities in support of Canada’s CC-150 Airbus fleet,” added Sylvain Savard, president and CEO of Avianor Groupe. “Our Airbus credentials, agility and very competitive rate structure will ensure maximum operational availability and best value to the Canadian government.”

The CC-150 Polaris fleet is used by the government for such high-profile missions as VVIP transportation and strategic air-to-air refuelling, as well as passenger, freight and medical transportation. As the prime contractor, L-3 MAS will provide overall program management, material management and engineering support services, as well as line maintenance support at CFB Trenton. Avianor will provide heavy maintenance and component maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services from its Mirabel facility.