Frequently Asked Questions
The proposed site is between Range Roads 264 and 265 and south of the Trans-Canada Highway in Wheatland County, Alberta.
We have acquired approximately 1,500 acres in the area.
We hope to start construction shortly after the Area Structure Plan has been amended and the sites have been re-zoned which could be as early as late 2023.
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 2025.
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.
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.
If our Area Structure Plan application and re-zoning are approved within the expected timeframe and construction goes well, we could see aircraft production begin as early as 2025.
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: https://dehavilland.events/twinotterclassic300g
De Havilland Canada will be engaging with our customers later in 2023 on what they want to see in a new Dash 8. We anticipate bringing a new aircraft to the market in the 2027-28 timeframe.
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.
Yes. We expect that the De Havilland Canada Head Office will be located at 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.