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PAL Aerospace enters contract for Dutch Caribbean coastguard program

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This contract also solidifies PAL Aerospace's relationship with consortium bidding partner JetSupport Amsterdam


PAL Aerospace Dutch Caribbean Coastguard Dash 8 Maritime Patrol Aircraft (CNW Group/PAL Aerospace Ltd.)

ST. JOHN’S — PAL Aerospace has entered into a contract for the continued provision of air reconnaissance capability and associated support services for the Dutch Caribbean Coastguard.

Under the new contract, PAL Aerospace will upgrade and operate two fully missionized DHC-8 maritime patrol aircraft, provide crew training on all systems and support the program for a minimum of 10 years.

“PAL Aerospace’s ongoing work with the Dutch Caribbean Coastguard is a demonstration of our ability to consistently deliver essential services while at the same time tailoring our offering to meet the ever-evolving operational needs of our clients,” said Jake Trainor, CEO of PAL in a statement.


“This program extends our relationship with a valued customer and supports our tradition of commercializing the innovative technologies and practices we continue to refine here in Canada and abroad.”

The maritime patrol aircraft associated with this program will be upgraded with state-of-the-art sensor systems The aircraft’s tasks will include maritime surveillance, search and rescue, law enforcement including counter narcotics operations, sovereignty enforcement and customs enforcement and other missions as designated.

This contract also solidifies PAL Aerospace’s relationship with consortium bidding partner JetSupport Amsterdam, which is an independent provider of aircraft maintenance and support based at Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands.


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