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Donated aircraft lands in Dawson Creek for College program

Donated aircraft lands in Dawson Creek for College program

Author: June Stanley/Thursday, July 07, 2016/Categories: College News

A newly donated aircraft landed in Dawson Creek on June 27. Northern Lights will put this donation from Kenn Borek Air to good use in the Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (AME) program.

The King Air 90 series aircraft has a twin engine turboprop, and is considered to be a relatively modern aircraft.

“This machine will allow more students to do the same project at the same time on more than one aircraft,” said AME Chair Jim Smith. “We have a King Air C90 already, but this one has a better, more common type of engine for the students to learn on.”

The aircraft carries two pilots and four to five passengers. It was flown in from Kenn Borek Air’s base in Calgary.

“We're very thankful for donations like these,” said Dean of Trades and Apprenticeships Mark Heartt. “It’s an honour that industry comes to us and gives us these types of upgrades. It really shows they see the potential our students have to offer.”

The aircraft arrived and was taxied down 116 Street to its new home at Aerospace Centre on the Dawson Creek Campus.

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