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Coast Guard fleet procurement attracts major interest

Sept. 20, 2012 – Canada's plans to modernise its coastguard's ageing helicopter fleet have attracted the initial interest of five rotorcraft manufacturers, including the industry's four biggest airframers.


September 20, 2012
By Flight Global

Sept. 20, 2012 – Canada's plans to modernise its coastguard's ageing helicopter fleet have attracted the initial interest of five rotorcraft manufacturers, including the industry's four biggest airframers.

The country wants to purchase 16 light and eight medium helicopters alongside "at least one" flight simulator over the next five years.

Canadian procurement body Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) says AgustaWestland, Bell Helicopter, Eurocopter, MD Helicopters and Sikorsky had all registered their interest by the 30 August deadline. | READ MORE

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