Air Platforms

Canada to upgrade Griffon helos

29 January 2019

The Canadian government has awarded a contract for design work on a life extension programme for the country's fleet of 85 Bell 412EP (CH-146 in national service) Griffon helicopters.

Under a CAD90 million (USD68 million) contract, Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited, will design a life extension programme to ensure that the aircraft remain in service until at least 2031. The definition work will be carried out under the existing Griffon support contract, originally awarded in 2011, but the future total of the Griffon Limited Life Extension project is estimated to be valued at approximately CAD800 million.

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