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Lockheed subsidiary Kelly Aviation opens Montreal maintenance plant

Initial workforce of 90 is expected to expand to about 100 by year-end.


MONTREAL – Lockheed Martin’s engine overhaul subsidiary has opened its operations in Montreal, giving hope to some former Aveos employees.

The initial workforce of 90 is expected to expand to about 100 by year-end and more than double as Kelly Aviation wins new contracts.

Since acquiring the operations in January, the company has signed the first six contracts to overhaul two engine type for airlines.

Kelly’s Montreal facility near Trudeau International Airport will repair CFM34 and CFM56 engines that are used to power the regional Embraer, Canadian regional jets and Airbus 320 family of aircraft.

Lockheed Martin vice-president Orlando Carvalho says the goal is to “completely fill” the facility to capacity over time.

Additional engine types could be added as it seeks new customers, including Air Canada, once it’s current contracts expire.

©The Canadian Press