The Government of Canada Donates Surplus Coast Guard Helicopter to Nova Scotia Community College in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

The Government of Canada is supporting Canadian aircraft maintenance training by donating surplus Coast Guard assets to institutions across Canada. These donations will support the development of well-trained, skilled personnel to serve the aerospace industry of the future.

On behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Darren Fisher, Member of Parliament for Dartmouth – Cole Harbour, announced today that the Nova Scotia Community College received a Coast Guard Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm BO 105 helicopter on April 16, 2018.

Ten Coast Guard BO105 helicopters were in service in the Canadian Coast Guard for more than 30 years. The helicopter fleet plays an essential part in supporting programs such as icebreaking, marine communication, aids to navigation, environmental response, waterway protection, conservation and protection, science and support to other government departments as required.

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