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June 8, 2021

SkyAlyne Team adds Lockheed Martin Canada as a subcontractor for FAcT

Three years ago, Canadian companies CAE and KF Aerospace formed SkyAlyne to provide a truly Canadian solution for Canada’s Future Aircrew Training (FAcT) Program. Since then, the SkyAlyne Team has grown considerably as we have worked to assemble a group of the very best in Canadian aerospace and defence. Now, that effort has been further bolstered by another significant addition to our team.

Lockheed Martin Canada — previously a pre-qualified supplier for the FAcT program— has officially joined the SkyAlyne Team as a strategic subcontractor.

SkyAlyne will continue to be led by parent companies CAE and KF Aerospace. Our companies have deep roots in Canada and share a firm commitment to grow opportunities at home, strengthen the communities we operate in and help keep Canadians safe.

World-leading experience and expertise for Canada

As the incumbents on the current training programs for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), CAE and KF Aerospace recognize the need to bring together a team of experts with world-class capabilities and experience to ensure the best value proposition for Canada. This team also needs to ensure the Royal Canadian Air Force’s next-generation program will have a solution that is highly innovative and can deliver the maximum economic benefits for Canadian workers and communities – a need that has been significantly reinforced by the COVID-19 crisis.

By including Lockheed Martin Canada as a subcontractor, SkyAlyne has added one of the world’s most experienced and capable defence companies to our solution. Lockheed Martin Canada has a deep well of experience at handling complex programs for militaries worldwide, including for allies such as Australia, Singapore, the United States and the UK. That experience combines with the rest of our outstanding team to ensure Canadian military aircrew training remains among the best in the world for the long term.

A trusted defence partner of Canada’s military for over 80 years, Lockheed Martin Canada has a significant presence in Canada with five locations (Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax, Calgary, and Victoria) and more than 1,000 employees.

A Canadian Team from Coast to Coast to Coast

The SkyAlyne Team led— by CAE (Head Office: Montreal, QC) and KF Aerospace (Kelowna, BC) — represents an alliance of the foremost industry leaders in global military aircrew training and training systems integration and will be delivered as a Canadian-based solution.

Our full team operates in every region of Canada and collectively employs more than 15,000 Canadians. Our strategic subcontractor group includes:

  • ATCO Frontec (Calgary, AB),
  • Bluedrop Simulation and Training (Halifax, NS),
  • Canadian Base Operators (Collingwood, ON),
  • Canadian Helicopters (Montreal, QC),
  • PAL Aerospace (St. John’s, NFLD),
  • Serco Canada (Toronto, ON)

and now

  • Lockheed Martin Canada (Ottawa, ON)

This team of subcontractors will enhance SkyAlyne’s solution for FAcT by bringing their vast experience working with Canada’s military (more than 400 years collectively) and world-leading expertise on a wide range of support services including airfield and ground maintenance, aircraft maintenance, emergency services, air traffic control and courseware design, among others.

We can’t wait for the RFP to come out later this year! Make sure to stay tuned to our blog and social media channels for more exciting news as we continue to add to our team.