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Fleet Canada awarded contract on KC 46 Tanker

Fleet Canada Inc. is proud to announce the award of a supplier contract from The Boeing Company to supply subassemblies for the new KC-46A Tanker program. This is an exciting development in the continuing growth at the facility, whose manufacturing history in the area dates back to 1930.

The KC-46A will begin to recapitalize the U.S. Air Force's fleet of KC-135 Stratotankers, which has been the primary refueling aircraft for more than 50 years. With more refueling capacity and enhanced capabilities, improved efficiency and increased capabilities for cargo and aeromedical evacuation, the KC-46A will provide aerial refueling support to the Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps as well as allied nation coalition force aircraft.

The scope of work includes subassemblies of the Camera and Boom Fairings of the aircraft based on a variant of the 767 model. This is the first contract for Fleet Canada Inc. with Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

Additionally, this contract will support Canada's Industrial & Regional Benefits (IRB) policy. Canada's IRB policy requires prime contractors such as Boeing to make investments in the Canadian economy as a result of winning defense and security contracts with the Government of Canada. Boeing has four active IRB programs tied to the procurement of the CC-177 airlifter: the Scan Eagle unmanned aircraft system, the CH-147 Chinook helicopter and the Mercury Global program.

“Fleet is excited to be involved at such an early stage in the manufacture of such an important aircraft. Growing our relationship with Boeing (the world's largest aircraft company) contributes to a bright future for our locally owned company,” remarked Glenn Stansfield, President and C.E.O of Fleet Canada Inc.

Press release issued by Fleet Canada Inc. on July 3, 2013


 Contact details from our directory:
Fleet Canada Inc. Metal Bonding, Aircraft Structural Components, Heat Treatment, Metal Treatment, Deburring, Bending, Shearing, Stamping, Forming, Metal Structures, Wing Spars, Composite Sandwich Panels, Final Assembly, Carbon-reinforced Composites, Fibreglass, Honeycomb Core Composites, Metal Matrix Composites, Subcontracted Composite Parts, Foam Core Composites, Epoxy Resins, Composite Tape Lay-down, Aramid-reinforced Composites, Fuselage Sections, Aircraft Control Surfaces
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