De Havilland Acquires Manufacturing Assets, Expanding Footprint in Calgary

Aircraft giant De Havilland has bought an aircraft parts company’s Calgary manufacturing division, adding to its Western Canada expansion that officially began two years ago.

De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd. announced Thursday it had acquired the assets and business of Field Aviation’s Calgary manufacturing division. The terms of the sale were not publicly disclosed.

A Calgary aviation consultant says the acquisition reinforces De Havilland’s plans to become a major player in the Alberta economy, calling the move “brilliant.”

The sale adds to De Havilland’s expansion in Calgary, which began in 2022 when it moved its head office to the city, outlining plans to build its new wildfire-fighting aircraft on 1,500 acres of land in Wheatland County, about 15 kilometres west of Strathmore. De Havilland spokesman Neil Sweeney said the company will welcome just over 100 of Field’s staff, mostly parts manufacturers.

Read more on this story at the Calgary Herald

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