Quebec Government $42 Million to Update Cockpit and Navigation Systems of its CL-415 Aircraft
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November 19, 2019 - by GABRIEL BÉLAND for lapresse.ca
Quebec has planned $42 million to change the cockpit and navigation tools of its CL-415 aircraft delivered from 1995. The devices must for example be equipped with GPS navigation system.
"The pieces are starting to be missing, so we had to intervene," said Pierre Dufour, Minister of Forests, Wildlife and Parks. We did not want to buy those planes. To buy only one of these planes costs $55 millions. "
Formerly produced by Bombardier and exported around the world, but the company divested itself of its tanker industry in 2016. A British Columbia company, Viking Air, bought it. This company will be responsible for the modernization of the eight Quebec government planes...
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