FROM AIRCRAFT SUPPORT PROVIDER TO CANADA’S PREMIER IN-SERVICE SUPPORT INTEGRATOR
Our history dates back to Canadair Limited, a military aircraft support organization and one of the oldest aircraft manufacturing companies in Canada, which produced over 4,000 primarily military aircraft. Alongside manufacturing, a support organization ensured the operational readiness of this extensive fleet of aircraft.
1986 – 2003
After the privatization of Canadair in 1986, this support organization became the military aircraft division of Bombardier. That same year, with the award of the CF-18 System Engineering Support (SES) contract, it became the lead support provider for the new Canadian fighter aircraft fleet. This contract included responsibility for managing the program, as well as the integrated support of the airframe and CF-18-related systems.
In 1990, to accommodate the increasing scope of work, the organization relocated to new, modern facilities at the Mirabel International Airport.
L3 Technologies: 2003 – Present
In 2003, Bombardier sold the Military Aviation Services (MAS) business of its Bombardier Defence Services division to L-3 Communications, Inc., a multinational company looking to grow its business in Canada. The new organization became L-3 Communications MAS (Canada) Inc, or “L3 MAS”, a Canadian company owned by L-3.
At the end of 2016, L-3 Communications, Inc., changed its name to L3 Technologies to reflect the company’s evolution into becoming a leading global provider of a broad range of technology solutions.
IN-SERVICE-SUPPORT LEADERSHIP BASED ON EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE
Sustained by a culture of innovation, commitment and continuous improvement, L3 MAS has evolved to become Canada’s premier In-Service Support integrator for military systems, including fighter, transport, helicopter and trainer aircraft fleets, aircraft missionization and naval support. L3 MAS also offers design, prototyping and manufacturing of components for major OEMs, and electronic information environment composed of integrated data and electronic publications.
The timeline shown below illustrates some of the business activities that have enabled us to consolidate our capabilities into a full spectrum of integrated in-service support skillsets. In addition, we have added new technologies and concepts to increase efficiency, such as the introduction of electronic information environments and personnel training to develop skills and employee effectiveness in delivering value to our customers.
Canadair Military Aircraft Division
L-3 Communications MAS
Bombardier Aerospace, Defence Services
Canadair Military Aircraft Support
Bombardier Aerospace,Defence Services
L-3 Communications MAS
OTHER PROGRAMS UNDER DIFFERENT OWNERSHIP
CL-289/CL-327 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)
Missionization programs for Canada, Denmark and Korea
Contracted Flying Training and Support (CFTS)