Bombardier Announces Canadian Company Axor to Construct the Mission Training Centres for the CF-18 ADCTS Project

Bombardier Aerospace, Military Aviation Training has selected a Canadian company, Axor Group Inc., for the design and construction of two Mission Training Centres (MTC) for the CF-18 Advanced Distributed Combat Training System (ADCTS) Project.

Under the contract with Bombardier, Axor will build the MTCs located at 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta and 3 Wing Bagotville, Québec.

The construction of the Cold Lake facility is scheduled to commence first. A symbolic turning of the sod is planned for July 15, which will coincide with the Cold Lake Air Show.

“We are very happy to have Axor join our team”, says Zev Rosenzweig, Vice-president, Military Aviation Training. “They have proved their competence many times in providing high quality facilities for Bombardier.”

Axor is a leader in the design, financing, construction and operation of large-scale engineering and construction projects.

The CF-18 ADCTS will provide Canada’s fighter pilots with world-class, cost-effective simulator training well into the future. Contract duration is eight years with provisions for two five-year options. The two CF-18 ADCTS training centres can also be electronically linked to provide collective as well as individual training and mission rehearsals. Both cutting edge facilities will house multiple full mission trainers as well as part-task trainers that can be deployed anywhere in the world.

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A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from regional aircraft and business jets to rail transportation equipment, Bombardier Inc. is a global corporation headquartered in Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2004 were $15.5 billion US and its shares are traded on the Toronto, Brussels and Frankfurt stock exchanges (BBD, BOM and BBDd.F). News and information are available at www.bombardier.com.

Information:
David Jurkowski
Vice President Government Relations,
Military Aviation Training
Tel.: (613) 237-4556