Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, Q.C., Associate Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament for Delta – Richmond East, Visits Weatherhaven

Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, Q.C., Associate Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament for Delta – Richmond East, Visits Weatherhaven

BURNABY, B.C. – Today, the Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, Q.C., Associate Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament for Delta – Richmond East visited Weatherhaven to announce the awarding of a significant subcontract that will create jobs in British Columbia and play an important role in supporting Canada’s Medium-to-Heavy Lift Helicopter Project. Weatherhaven, of Burnaby, British Columbia, has been awarded a subcontract by Boeing for approximately C$5.7 million in support of the Medium-to-Heavy Lift Helicopter Project which will help to create high-quality, skilled jobs in the Metro Vancouver area. “Today’s announcement demonstrates our Government’s ongoing commitment to ensure our brave men and women in uniform have the equipment they need to conduct their missions safely and effectively for decades to come,” said Minister Findlay. “At the same time, our Government is proud to say that our investments in military equipment are contributing to the creation of highly-skilled jobs across Canada – including right here in Metro Vancouver.” Weatherhaven will fit made-in-Canada portable repair and maintenance shelters for the CH-147 helicopters, which the Royal Canadian Air Force will take delivery of in the near future. These portable shelters can be trucked and/or airlifted to locations to meet the Canadian Armed Forces’ various needs in the field, both domestically and internationally. This subcontract is a result of the Government of Canada’s $1.2 billion contract award to Boeing in 2009 for the purchase of 15 medium-to-heavy lift Chinook F-model helicopters (also known as CH-147F) to fulfill the Canadian Armed Forces’ transport requirements. The new Chinooks will be used in a wide variety of roles, from transporting equipment, troops and supplies within...
Weatherhaven Awarded US $5.6-million Boeing Contract To Support Canada’s Medium-to-Heavy Lift Helicopter Program

Weatherhaven Awarded US $5.6-million Boeing Contract To Support Canada’s Medium-to-Heavy Lift Helicopter Program

(Burnaby, B.C, Canada) — Weatherhaven, one of the world’s leading providers of re-deployable shelter systems, has been awarded a USD $5.6M contract by Boeing to modify and convert existing Medium Support Vehicle System (MSVS) shelters to portable repair and maintenance Special Equipment Shelters for Canada’s CH-147 helicopters. The Special Equipment Shelter system will be used to provide support and test equipment for the repair and maintenance capability in support of deployed operations as part of the Canadian Medium-to-Heavy Lift Helicopter (MHLH) Program.The CH-147F Medium-to-Heavy Lift Helicopter (MHLH) is a multi-mission helicopter that will help meet Canada’s obligations domestically and abroad. The CH-147F fleet of helicopters will be operated out of Canadian Forces Base Petawawa, in Petawawa, Ontario. Weatherhaven’s portable repair and maintenance shelters will be trucked and/or airlifted to locations as needed to meet Canadian Forces land-based operations requirements. “We are delighted to be working with Boeing to provide this important service to the Canadian military,” said Ray Castelli, the CEO of Weatherhaven. “This is further proof that Canadian manufacturers have both the talent and design excellence to provide cutting-edge products for the aerospace and military markets.” The Canadian government awarded Boeing a contract for fifteen Medium-to-Heavy-Lift Helicopters in June 2009. Aircraft deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2013. The CH-147F missions may include air mobile operations, special operations, casualty evacuation, tactical transport, medical evacuation, logistical transport, aid to civil power, counter-drug operations, counter-terrorism operations, humanitarian assistance and peace-keeping support. The helicopters — and Weatherhaven’s shelter systems — will operate in extremes of weather on deployed operations throughout the world during day and night conditions. About Weatherhaven: Weatherhaven is...