KF Aerospace donates airplane to Fanshawe College.
On Friday, May 29, 2015, Fanshawe College's School of Aviation Technology added a Boeing 727 to its growing fleet of aircraft. At an event that celebrated the airplane's last flight with a water cannon salute, KF Aerospace (formerly Kelowna Flightcraft) and Fanshawe representatives spoke about the importance of training future aviation employees on large-scale, heavy aircraft.
KF Aerospace is very pleased to make this contribution to Fanshawe. "I believe supporting the colleges that train our future employees is critical to the success and growth of our business and industry," said Barry Lapointe, founder and CEO of KF Aerospace, who is both an aviation maintenance engineer and commercial pilot. "I am pleased we could assist Fanshawe as they grow their programs."
Fanshawe President Peter Devlin thanks KF Aerospace for their generous donation of a Boeing 727.
"This is an exciting day for us," said Fanshawe President Peter Devlin. "The donation of a Boeing 727 raises the profile of our School of Aviation Technology to a national level. Our students will have tremendous learning opportunities and pathways to future employment. We thank KF Aerospace for their investment in Fanshawe College and our students."
KF Aerospace has been a strong supporter of Fanshawe's School of Aviation Technology. Previous donations to the School have included two JT8D turbine engines, a thrust reverser, APU (auxiliary power unit) as well as other aircraft components and equipment.
"The addition of the Boeing 727 aircraft to our School of Aviation Technology allows us to provide our students with advanced commercial aircraft training that will be an invaluable teaching resource," said Graham Casson, chair of the School of Aviation Technology. "This donation from KF Aerospace is another step in making Fanshawe's School of Aviation Technology into Canada's leading aviation technology school. We thank them for their continued support of Fanshawe College."
About KF Aerospace
Founded in 1970 by Barry Lapointe and Jim Rogers, the company began providing maintenance services to aircraft in western Canada, and now provides a wide range of aviation services to corporate, commercial and military customers worldwide. KF Aerospace is extremely proud to be a strong contributor to the Canadian Aviation community for 45 years.
Headquartered in British Columbia's Okanagan Valley, KF Aerospace is privately owned and one of the top aviation service providers in Canada. With nearly 1,000 highly skilled employees in locations across Canada, the company provides air cargo operations, aircraft leasing services, heavy maintenance and modifications, and pilot training. KF Aerospace Defence Programs trains 80 per cent of Canada's Royal Canadian Air Force pilots in Multi-Engine and Rotary Wing, and oversees all aspects of training and facilities management at a location in Portage La Prairie, MB. As the Type Certificate holder (OEM) for the Convair twin engine aircraft, the company provides 24-hour technical services, parts and support.