NORTH BAY, ONT. — Chorus Aviation Inc. announced recently that its subsidiary, Voyageur Aviation, is undertaking redevelopment of its maintenance facilities at Jack Garland Airport in North Bay, Ont.
The overhaul, including spending on production and infrastructure, is being supported with an allocation of $2.75 million from the Ontario government’s Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation.
The redevelopment is expected to create 40 new jobs at Voyageur’s facility in North Bay, said a Feb. 9 media statement.
The grant will enable Voyageur to redevelop and upgrade its facility and to invest in equipment, tooling and related technology as well as training for personnel. Additional employees will be hired to support this expanded operation.
“With the support of the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation, we are investing in personnel and infrastructure at our facility in North Bay to grow Voyageur’s specialized regional aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services, as well as our part sales business. As a North Bay-based company with a global client base, this investment is key to Voyageur’s continued success,” said Scott Tapson, president of Voyageur Aviation Corp., in the statement.