Peraton expands Calgary facility to support Canada’s combat aircraft

27 September 2018 (Last Updated September 27th, 2018 12:19)

Peraton has completed the expansion and modernisation of its Calgary facility to provide broader support for the CF-18 Hornet fighter aircraft fleet in service with the Royal Canadian Air Force.

Peraton expands Calgary facility to support Canada’s combat aircraft
The Royal Canadian Air Force’s CF-18 Hornet aircraft. Credit: Staff Sgt Perry Aston.

Peraton has completed the expansion and modernisation of its Calgary facility to provide broader support for the CF-18 Hornet fighter aircraft fleet in service with the Royal Canadian Air Force.

The upgraded facility covers an area of more than 76,000ft². It will enable the company to focus on the future growth of combat aircraft and related programmes.

Peraton Defence and Electronic Warfare Sector president Gus Bontzos said: “With our proven record of efficiency, having reduced costs for the CF-18 fleet, we are well equipped and ready to scale to support Canada’s future fighter programme.

“We are also proud partners in spurring enterprise development, with 60% of our supplier base in Canada comprised primarily of small to medium-sized businesses.”

“The model supports the next generation of cooperative military advancement in Canada and helps enhance economic growth in Calgary providing opportunities for specialised high-tech jobs.”

The expanded site features a new engineering laboratory used for operational design and development. It serves as a ‘one-stop-shop’ for integrated logistics support.

The Calgary facility aims to offer full lifecycle supply chain management for the largest allocation of government-owned material in the country.

Peraton’s development of a platform-agnostic, scalable sustainment model can help optimise programme performance for any platform on air, land or sea.

The model supports the next generation of cooperative military advancement in Canada and helps enhance economic growth in Calgary providing opportunities for specialised high-tech jobs in the region.

Operational for more than 35 years, Peraton focuses on providing high-value logistics and support to the Department of National Defence in Canada.

The Royal Canadian Air Force’s CF-18 Hornet is a twin-engine supersonic multi-role fighter jet suitable for air defence, air superiority, tactical support, training, and aerospace testing and evaluation.