De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited has announced that the site of its new aircraft manufacturing facility will be in Wheatland County, Alberta, approximately 30 minutes east of Calgary.
This new facility will be called De Havilland Field and will consist of a new aircraft assembly facility, runway, parts manufacturing and distribution centres and maintenance repair and overhaul centre. Once in full operation, the company anticipates there will be up to 1,500 jobs located at De Havilland Field.
De Havilland Field will be the site of final assembly for Dash 8-400 aircraft, the DHC-6 Twin Otter and the DHC-515 Firefighter aircraft which was launched earlier this year.
The company says the new facility will complement it…