In support of this, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Marco Mendicino and Member of Parliament for Bay of Quinte Neil Ellis announced, on behalf of Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan and Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility Minister Carla Qualtrough, a five-year contract extension for the continued maintenance of the Royal Canadian Air Force’s fleet of five CC-150 Polaris aircraft.
The contract, valued at up to $230 million, is a renewal of the original in-service support contract awarded in 2013 to L3 MAS of Mirabel, Quebec. This contract included extension options for two five-year periods. With this renewal, the Government of Canada is helping to maintain more than 100 jobs in the aerospace sector in Quebec and Ontario.
Parliamentary Secretary Mendicino also highlighted the 75th anniversary of 437 Transport Squadron, which will take place in 2019. In commemoration of the anniversary, a CC-150 Polaris was unveiled, newly painted in historical commemorative colours.