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Chl And Kelowna Flightcraft Win Contract

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Western bidders win Bombardier's pilot-training contract


MONTREAL (CP) - Bombardier Inc. has lost a $1-billion-plus pilot-training contract to a consortium based in Western Canada, a Bombardier spokesman confirmed Wednesday.

Zev Rosenzweig, Bombardier's vice-president for military aviation training, said his company has been advised it will not get to renew the federal contract it has held for the past 13 years.


The 20-year training contract for military pilots will go to the competing bidder, Kelowna Flightcraft of Kelowna, B.C., and its partners, which apparently submitted a lower bid.


The federal government says the 20-year contract is worth $2.3 billion, not all of which goes to the winning bidder.


Bombardier was seeking a portion worth more than $1 billion.


The training program for helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft, called Contracted Flying Training and Support, is done in Portage La Prairie, Man., and Moose Jaw, Sask.

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submitted a lower bid.
That's CHL's standard M.O. !


In other news, CHL is rumored to be moving all N/R Training (ie, PPC's and recurrent for their own crews) out of Penticton to possibly ? Edmonton ? plus adding a few extra instructors in the Garlic City. The rumor says they will only do Revenue training in Penticton....didn't know they had that much going on? If so, it Must be from JR's high pressure sales over the last few years? Go JR go !

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In other news, CHL is rumored to be moving all N/R Training (ie, PPC's and  recurrent for their own crews) out of Penticton to  possibly ? Edmonton ?


It is a move that makes sense to me as CHL has closed many of its BC bases and does mostly non mountainous work now. Why pay for pilots to go from Edmonton (where most are based) to Penticton on an annual basis?


From what I understand all pilots will be rotated through Penticton every three years or so. Pilots who routinely work in the mountains will continue to do their annual training in YYF.


As CHL is a large company focusing on ROI it was a decision that had to come.

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