Cascade Aerospace Inc. has delivered its fifth Viking CL-215T Airtanker to the government of Saskatchewan´s Ministry of Environment, the company said.
Converted from a piston-engine powered aircraft to a turboprop-powered aircraft, this amphibious firefighting aircraft is Cascade´s ninth Viking CL-215T conversion overall.
The conversion activities, which were conducted at Cascade´s 230,000 square foot aircraft modification facility at Abbotsford, BC, Canada included the installation of:
75 Service Bulletins associated with the former Bombardier now Viking CL-215T conversion kit; two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW123AF turboprop engines; 6 new aircraft appendages including winglets and finlets; avionics upgrades
power-assisted flight controls; and a new power distribution system, which requires a complete re-wiring of the aircraft.
Cascade Aerospace, an operating unit of IMP Aerospace & Defence, is a Canadian specialty aerospace contractor that provides long-term integrated aircraft fleet support and program management, aircraft maintenance, modification, engineering & integrated logistics support to domestic and international military, government, and commercial customers.