Chorus Aviation Inc. ('Chorus') announced today that its subsidiary, Voyageur Aviation, is undertaking an extensive redevelopment of its specialized maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facilities in North Bay with the support of the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC). The redevelopment is expected to create 40 new jobs at Voyageur's facility in North Bay.
At an event held this morning at Voyageur's hangar facility in North Bay, The Honourable Michael Gravelle, Minister of Northern Development and Mines, announced an investment in production and infrastructure that will enable renovation and upgrades to Voyageur's existing facility.
"With the support of the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation, we are investing in personnel and infrastructure at our facility in North Bay to grow Voyageur's specialized regional aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, as well as our part sales business. As a North Bay-based company with a global client base, this investment is key to Voyageur's continued success," said Scott Tapson, President, Voyageur Aviation Corp.
The grant enables Voyageur to redevelop and upgrade their facility in North Bay and to invest in equipment, tooling and related technology as well as training for personnel. Additional employees will be hired to support this expanded operation.
"Investing in businesses like Voyageur Aviation and their new production and infrastructure project is critical to supporting opportunity and job creation in Northern Ontario. Through the NOHFC, our government is fostering increased opportunity and fairness for residents and business across Northern Ontario," said Michael Gravelle, Minister of Northern Development and Mines and Chair of the NOHFC.
"This investment enables Voyageur to offer services to an extended client base as we meet the rising demands of our specialized regional aviation services. The growth of our operation, together with job creation will also benefit a variety of businesses in North Bay and make a positive economic impact on the community," added Scott Tapson.