treetopflyer Posted March 23, 2005 Report Share Posted March 23, 2005 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. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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