Boeing partners with five companies for Canada’s FFCP

28 October 2020 (Last Updated October 28th, 2020 16:57)

Boeing has reached partnerships with five Canadian aerospace companies as part of the multi-billion Future Fighter Capability Project (FFCP) of Canada.

Boeing partners with five companies for Canada’s FFCP
CF-18 Block III near Tofino and Ucluelet. Credit: Boeing Communications.

Boeing has reached partnerships with five Canadian aerospace companies as part of the multi-billion Future Fighter Capability Project (FFCP) of Canada.

In August, Canada received three bids for the FFCP that seeks to procure 88 advanced fighter jets from Lockheed Martin, Boeing, and Saab.

Boeing offered its F/A-18 Super Hornet Block III aircraft for the project.

With the new collaborations, Boeing expects to deliver around C$61bn to boost the Canadian economy and generate around 250,000 jobs.

Boeing Canada managing director Charles Sullivan said: “Canada is one of Boeing’s most enduring partners and has continuously demonstrated that they have a robust and capable industry supporting both our commercial and defence businesses.

“The large scale and scope of these Canadian projects reinforces Boeing’s commitment to Canada and gives us an opportunity to build on our motto of promises made, promises kept.”

Boeing has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Montreal-based CAE for a Super Hornet training solution that includes mission simulators and contractor logistics support among others.

The MoU with L3Harris Technologies in Mirabel, Quebec, includes different sustainment services such as depot and base maintenance.

Currently, Peraton Canada and Boeing have partnered for the CF-18 upgrades. They will expand the partnership to include the complete range of avionic repair and overhaul work for the Super Hornet in the country.

Boeing signed an MoU with Raytheon Canada to implement a large-scale supply chain and warehousing services at Cold Lake and Bagotville.

GE Canada will support the F414 engines on the Super Hornet.

It will also provide technical services and engineering in the country to support of operations and aircraft engine sustainment of the RCAF.

Earlier this month, Saab and the Consortium for Research and Innovation in Aerospace in Quebec (CRIAQ) signed a MoU.

In March, Saab partnered with several Canadian aerospace companies for the FFCP deal.