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Canada donates surplus BO105 helicopter

18th May 2018 - 14:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The government of Canada has donated a surplus coast guard Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm BO105 helicopter to the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC), it was announced on 15 May.

The helicopter will be used for hands-on training for mechanical and engineering programmes. In this way the government aims to support Canadian aircraft maintenance training and assist in the development of well-trained, skilled personnel to serve the aerospace industry.

The Canadian Coast Guard operated the BO105 helicopters for missions including icebreaking, marine communication, support to navigation, environmental response, waterway protection, conservation and protection, science and support to other government departments as required. 

The coast guard has recently completed construction and delivery of 15 Bell 429 light-lift helicopters and seven Bell 412EPI medium-lift helicopters as part of its ongoing Fleet Renewal Plan. All 22 of the new helicopters have been deployed to coast guard bases across the country.

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