Aug 28, 2020

Government Awards EllisDon Design Contract for Future Fighter Infrastructure

Mississauga, ON, August 28, 2020— The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, announced a contract award to EllisDon Construction Services Inc. for the design of a new fighter jet facility at 4 Wing Cold Lake, one of two main operating bases for Canada’s future fighter aircraft.

The Cold Lake facility will host two tactical fighter squadrons and will cover approximately 19,300 m2, providing space for daily operations, maintenance, administration, mission planning, and simulator training. It will also house operational and support training squadrons and their training facilities.

“Our Edmonton team is so proud to be awarded the contract for the design of a new fighter jet facility at 4 Wing Cold Lake,” said Chris Lane, Edmonton Area Manager, EllisDon. “We worked tirelessly on the proposal and look forward to continuing our successful partnership with DCC and DND in Alberta and working on this exciting project.”

This infrastructure facility will support the long-term maintenance and operation of new aircraft being procured for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) through the Future Fighter Capability Project (FFCP). This facility will be designed and constructed to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver standards and will use energy-efficient options wherever possible.

For the full press release, click HERE