De Havilland to manufacture line of firefighting planes in Calgary

De Havilland Plane of Canada Restricted says it’s reviving a water bomber plane manufacturing program that can deliver 500 jobs to Calgary, Alta.

The corporate says it has launched the De Havilland DHC-515 Firefighter program to construct on the historical past of the Canadair CL-215 and CL-415 plane. Each plane varieties have been used to battle forest fires in Europe and North America for over 50 years, however are now not in manufacturing.

The corporate already has signed letters of intent from European clients to buy the primary 22 plane, and expects to make its first deliveries by the center of the last decade.

De Havilland Canada acquired the Canadair CL program in 2016 and has been considering returning the water bombers to manufacturing since 2019.

It says last meeting of the plane will happen in Calgary, w. assist for CL-215s and CL-415s already in service takes place.

The corporate says it expects the DHC-515 to be an necessary software for nations across the globe as local weather change will increase the depth and frequency of forest fires.


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