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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the site of the proposed facility?

The proposed site is between Range Roads 264 and 265 and south of the Trans-Canada Highway in Wheatland County, Alberta.

How big is the site?

We have acquired approximately 1,500 acres in the area.

When do you expect to start construction?

We hope to start construction by late 2024.

When will De Havilland Field be finished?

The full build-out of De Havilland Field will take many years and will be dependent, in part, on the growth trajectory of the company.  Under a conservative scenario, we would anticipate an approximate ten-to-fifteen year construction schedule for the entire campus.  However, in the short term, we would expect that the first buildings could be operational by 2027.

How many construction jobs will be created?

At this point it is difficult to say with any accuracy how many construction jobs will be created but we expect that several hundred workers will be required in 2024 to ensure the campus is built per our aircraft demand.

What will you do while De Havilland Field is being built?

De Havilland Canada currently has production facilities in Calgary that are able to produce Twin Otters and a number of DHC-515 FIREFIGHTER aircraft per year. As production needs grow, we will need to move production to De Havilland Field.

When will aircraft assembly start?

We could see aircraft production begin as early as 2027.

When will the Twin Otter resume production?

De Havilland Canada has recently announced that it will begin production on the new variant of the DHC-6 Twin Otter, called the Classic 300-G. We anticipate the first delivery will be in 2025. For more information, visit:

Are you worried about attracting employees/staff?

Like all employers, De Havilland Canada is facing stiff competition for skilled talent.  We are putting in place recruitment and attraction strategies to make sure that we have the skills we need to build our aircraft and serve our customers. Currently, we are working with the government of Alberta to ensure the skills we need are being developed in educational institutions in the province.

Will the De Havilland Canada's Head Office be at De Havilland Field?

Yes.  We expect that the De Havilland Canada Head Office will be located at De Havilland Field.

Will De Havilland Aviation Training’s flight simulator move to De Havilland Field?

No.  The Twin Otter simulator that is currently located near the Calgary International Airport will remain in its current location due to the difficulty in moving the electronics and equipment contained within the simulator.

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