L-3 MAS to provide tech pub service for Canadian Chinook fleet

L-3 MAS to provide tech pub service for Canadian Chinook fleet 27 Mar, 12, Source: L-3 MAS

L-3 MAS announced that it has received a contract from The Boeing Company to provide technical publication services for Canada’s new Medium-to-Heavy Lift Helicopter (MHLH), the CH-147F Chinook.

L-3 MAS will provide language translation for aircrew technical publications products, as well as data conversion, language translation and development of S1000D Issue 4.0.1-Compliant Interactive Electronic Technical Publications for CH-147F maintainers.

“We are honored to be chosen by Boeing to support the Canadian Chinook In-Service Support Program,” said Jacques Comtois, vice president and general manager of L-3 MAS. “This success is a testament to our continued investment in the latest technologies and standards, flawless execution, and long-term partnerships. We look forward to continuing our long, mutually beneficial relationship with The Boeing Company.”

L-3 MAS has invested in the development of a number of unique, industry-leading technical publications products, including its IETM/IETP viewer, CGM and Intelligent Wiring Diagram viewer, and XML/CGM authoring tools. These products, when combined with L-3 MAS’ commitment to service, have become the de facto standard for the Royal Canadian Air Force and are currently being used on five different aircraft fleets.

“Boeing is pleased to be working with companies across Canada, including L-3 MAS, to ensure the right infrastructure is in place to support the Canadian Forces’ CH-147F fleet,” said Jim O’Neill, vice president and general manager of Boeing Integrated Logistics. “We will support the operational readiness of these Chinooks while managing overall life-cycle cost and providing long-term opportunities for the Canadian aerospace industry and workforce.”

This subcontract is in line with Canada’s Industrial & Regional Benefits (IRB) policy and is an integral part of Boeing’s IRB program for the MHLH In-Service Support Program, which will bring benefits of approximately U.S. $2 billion to Canada over a 20-year period. Through its IRB programs, Boeing continues a history of more than 90 years of creating long-term, high-value opportunities with Canadian industry. For more information, visit www.boeing.ca.

About L-3 MAS
L-3 MAS, a division of L-3’s Integrated Systems Group, is among Canada’s leading providers of aircraft life-cycle extension services, aircraft in-service support services and aerostructures to government and commercial customers. L-3 MAS is headquartered in Mirabel, Quebec, and employs 900 people at operating centers across Canada and in Williamtown, Australia. L-3 MAS’ Aerostructures Center of Excellence offers turnkey solutions in component design, systems integration, prototyping, manufacturing, repair, and overhaul and certification. To learn more about L-3 MAS, please visit the company’s website at www.L-3com.com/mas.

About L-3 Communications
Headquartered in New York City, L-3 employs approximately 61,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in C3ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems, aircraft modernization and maintenance, and government services. L-3 is also a leading provider of a broad range of electronic systems used on military and commercial platforms. The company reported 2011 sales of $15.2 billion. To learn more about L-3, please visit the company’s website at www.L-3com.com.

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