Field Aerospace has been appointed the prime contractor for a uniquely Canadian solution to the challenging aviation requirements of the British Antarctic Survey. The Toronto modification centre will oversee the creation of a customized Dash-8 300 to the specs of United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI). The aircraft will replace the organization’s Dash-7 that was modified by Field in 1994. “We are both excited and proud to work with BAS again.” said Brian Love, Chief Commercial Officer, Field Aerospace. “Our experience and commitment to innovative solutions make Field Aerospace perfectly suited to aid British Antarctic Survey with this modernisation programme.”
The Dash-8 will be supplied by De Havilland Canada and will be reconfigurable to carry passengers, freight or a combination of the two. It can also be set up in a medical transport configuration and it is being fitted with long-range fuel tanks. The flight deck will be redone and a Collins Aerospace cargo door will be installed. It’s Field’s 12th Dash-8 refit.