SkyAlyne Limited Partnership is pleased to announce it is welcoming FHQ Developments to its team to bid on Canada’s Future Aircrew Training (FAcT) Program.
FAcT is a next-generation pilot and aircrew training program for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). SkyAlyne is the only Canadian-founded qualified supplier competing for the FAcT contract, which is expected to be awarded in late 2023.
FHQ Developments will manage the Indigenous Relations strategy for SkyAlyne, a partnership between Canadian aerospace and defence firms CAE, inc. (Montréal, QC) and KF Aerospace (Kelowna, B.C.). The Regina-based Indigenous-owned company will be tasked with finding innovative ways to continue building the crucial relationship between SkyAlyne and Canadian Indigenous communities in Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
“We couldn’t be happier to bring FHQ Developments into the SkyAlyne fold,” said SkyAlyne President, France Hébert.“We admire the committed work FHQ Developments has done with Indigenous businesses and communities in the past, and have no doubt they will continue to boost their already stellar reputation in their Indigenous Relations role with SkyAlyne.”
SkyAlyne Head of Operations/Director of Indigenous Relations Peter Fedak (left) with FHQ Developments Director of Business Development Jada Yee.
Formed as a limited partnership agreement in 2010 by the 11-member First Nation communities of File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council (FHQTC), FHQ Developments has worked to support and promote the economic development of Indigenous companies – work they are looking to continue in their role with SkyAlyne.
“FHQ Developments is proud to work alongside the team at SkyAlyne, as we feel their organization has made and will continue to make a significant impact for Indigenous and Metis people,” said FHQ Developments’ Business Director, Jada Yee.
“As an Indigenous organization, we adhere our treaty principles, such as Miyo-wîcêhtowin – ‘The Principal of Getting Along Well with Others, Good Relations, Expanding the Circle,’ and we are proud to report that SkyAlyne and their team have honored this treaty principle and will continue to do so in the future.”
This message of respect and cooperation is echoed by SkyAlyne Board Chair, Tracy Medve.
“I know I speak for the entire SkyAlyne team when I say there is a deep mutual respect between our two organizations,” said Medve.“We have seen first-hand how FHQ Developments conducts their business, and how committed they are to doing things the right way. As a result, SkyAlyne could not have more confidence in FHQ Developments’ abilities to deliver outstanding results in the Indigenous Relations portion of our bid for FAcT.”
FHQ Developments and SkyAlyne will continue to build a solid foundation of trust and mutual respect, while looking forward to the future with anticipation.