De Havilland Expands Manufacturing Capacity

De Havilland Canada (DHC) announced on Thursday (Feb. 8) that it has acquired the Calgary-based aircraft parts manufacturing assets and ongoing business of Field Aviation Company Inc. This comes on the heels of DHC’s 2023 purchase of Mid-Canada Mod Centre and Avionics Design Services Inc. of Ontario.

“At De Havilland Canada, we are focused on rugged, reliable, Canadian-made products, so we are very excited to add the expertise of Field’s Calgary manufacturing operations to our De Havilland Canada team,” DHC CEO Brian Chafe said. Field currently manufactures parts for DHC aircraft, as well as for other aerospace clients.

“Field’s Calgary operations will be integrated into our own manufacturing operations and will play a vital role in our desire to improve our in-house supply chain and ensure our customers have the parts they need, when they need them,” Chafe added.

Field Aviation was founded in Canada in 1947. It has an aircraft modification facility near Toronto-Pearson airport in Mississauga which it will continue to operate. It also has an American division, Field Aerospace, which is unaffected by the sale.

“Field is committed to providing the highest quality aircraft modification solutions to our customers, and we believe that by focusing on our core business, we will be better able to achieve that goal,” said Field Aviation president Brian Love. “We are thankful to the Calgary staff for their support over the years and wish them continued success as part of De Havilland Canada.”