Voyageur Aviation gets contract to upgrade DND’s CT-142 fleet
November 20, 2023 By Wings Staff
Voyageur Aviation Corp., the North Bay, Ont.-based subsidiary of Chorus Aviation, has been awarded a contract with the Department of National Defence (DND) to provide what it calls “several upgrades” to their fleet of Dash 8-100 CT-142 aircraft.
The DND, at 402 Squadron in Winnipeg, operates a fleet of four CT-142 aircraft for the purpose of training Air Combat Systems Officers (ACSO) and Airborne Electronic Sensor (AES OP) Operators.
In a Nov. 16 news release, Voyageur officials said the modifications include upgrades to the communications, navigation, surveillance, and air traffic management avionics as well as the replacement and integration of upgraded radar systems including training.
“The award of this contract supports our growth strategy of developing defence programs related to special mission aircraft services,” said Carl Kumpic, Voyageur’s vice president, defence & government programs. “We are very pleased to support DND on the modifications and sustainment of this unique training fleet, which is an important training component for Canada’s next generation of special mission operators helping to ensure Canada’s interests domestically and abroad.”