IMP Aerospace delivers 100th Aurora aircraft to RCAF
By Design Engineering StaffGeneral Aerospace Defense CP-140 Aurora Aircraft IMP group
Halifax-based aerospace company dedicated to supporting CP-140 fleet to 2030.
IMP Aerospace delivered the 100th CP-140 Aurora Third Level Inspection and Repair Program (TLIR) aircraft to the RCAF following a brief ceremony at its Halifax Stanfield International Airport operation last week. The Aurora aircraft is a multi-role, long-range patrol aircraft designed to support Canadian forces and conduct surveillance domestically.
The Aurora fleet entered service in 1981 and is now in its sixth TLIR cycle. The company says it has incrementally modernized the aircraft –replacing the wings and horizontal stabilizers, as well as installing state-of-the-art navigation and flight instruments, communications and mission systems — to extend the Aurora fleet’s operation beyond year 2030.
“IMP Aerospace has supported the CP-140 Aurora fleet since its entry into service with the RCAF. Through these years, IMP has developed significant knowledge and experience on maintaining and modernizing the aircraft to meet the operational requirements of the RCAF,” said Tom Galley, IMP Aerospace’s executive vice president. “We are proud of this milestone achievement in delivering the 100th heavy maintenance TLIR aircraft and look forward to continuing our support to this strategic asset throughout its entire life cycle.”