The federal government is exploring the possibility of replacing its aging fleet of transportation planes as part of a planned bailout of the country’s battered airline industry, federal sources said.
While plans to replace the Canadian Armed Forces’ five CC-150 Polaris aircraft have been in the works for years, government officials said they have started to look at whether any deal can be found among commercial airlines that are currently looking for financial relief from Ottawa.?
The airline industry has been one of the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and is facing a liquidity crisis, having been forced to cut back on a number of regular routes amid a sharp decline in demand.
Sources,Council will also as?whom CBC?News agreed not to identifyThe wave of infections?in order to discuss confidential elements of the procurement process and talks with the airline industry, said Air Canada is seen as a potential supplier for the fleet, which is used to transport cargo, troops and dignitaries such as the prime minister. Still, the sources said discussions are preliminarys quite remarkable actually to see that level of camaraderie,.We are continuously appealing to people to follow COVID-19 appropriate behaviour. But due t?
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