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De Havilland Aircraft is planning a 15-acre assembly site

De Havilland Aircraft of Canada announced yesterday that it will build a manufacturing facility in Wheatland County, Alberta, about 30 minutes from Calgary. The 15-acre site, named De Havilland Field, will serve as the final assembly point for the DHC-515 Firefighter aircraft launched earlier this year, the DHC-6 Twin Otter and the Dash 8-400, the latter two of which the company is working to bring back into production.

The location will include an aircraft assembly shop, runway, parts manufacturing and distribution centers, and a maintenance, repair and overhaul center. An educational workforce training space, shared office buildings and a De Havilland Canada aircraft museum will also be features of the site.

De Havilland Field will complement the company’s parts manufacturing facilities in Victoria, British Columbia, and an engineering and customer support center in Toronto, Ontario.

The company estimates that De Havilland Field will provide 1,500 jobs once it is fully operational. Construction is expected to begin in 2023, following the completion of the rezoning process for the property and other government approvals. De Havilland officials said the site will likely take 10 to 15 years to fully build, although they hope to have the first buildings in operation by 2025.

https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/aerospace/2022-09-22/de-havilland-aircraft-plans-15-acre-assembly-site De Havilland Aircraft is planning a 15-acre assembly site

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