De Havilland will set up a new production plant in Alberta, says Jason Kenney
De Havilland's new flagship: the DHC 515, a tanker capable of dumping 6,000 liters of water in 12 seconds.
The Premier of Alberta has announced that aircraft manufacturer De Havilland, maker of the iconic water bombers, will create 1,500 jobs in the Calgary area by installing a new production plant.
The company has not confirmed the information revealed by Jason Kenney during a press conference in Toronto where the Alberta Premier was promoting the province . De Havilland is however holding a media event this afternoon in Alberta.
According to the Prime Minister, three types of aircraft will be built in this new factory and a fourth production line could add to it.
Jason Kenney clarified that some of the jobs advertised will be relocations from Toronto.
This is a historic announcement for Alberta's economy, said the Premier, who referred to other announcements to come in the aeronautical field.
Calgary was already to be the place of production of the new DHC-515 Firefighter firefighting. This type of air tanker, the first of which should be delivered in 2026, has become popular due to the violent fires in Europe.