KF Aerospace

Bryan Akerstream
Director, Business Development
Tel: (250) 491-5500

Mike Udala
Director of Maintenance Sales
Tel: (250) 491-5500

5655 Airport Way
Kelowna, BC, V1V 1S1

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Customers from around the world rely on KF Aerospace for a wide range of innovative aviation services including aircraft maintenance, modification, and repair; engineering; pilot training; cargo operations; and aircraft leasing.

KF Aerospace was founded in Kelowna, BC in 1970, established a maintenance base in Hamilton, ON in 1995, a dedicated Southport, MB facility in 2005, and now employs over 800 people working inTC, FAA, EASA, and DND approved facilities.

Maintenance & Engineering operates full-service, award-winning, MRO facilities staffed with highly skilled and experienced personnel. KFA is a one-stop-shop with unique capabilities to perform most work in-house with its own specialized staff and facilities.

KFA is DAO certified by Transport Canada, as well as a Department of Defence recognized DAO, with delegated authority to provide “in-house” design, modification, and repair approvals. KF Aerospace has approved hundreds of repairs and STC’s for large transport category aircraft including fatigue and damage tolerance analysis, avionic, and structural modifications.

Defence Programs together with DND operates the Manitoba-based CFTS training facility to train and qualify Air Force pilots. With 42 aircraft in four fleets (fixed wing & rotary), four full flight simulators, dedicated airfield, classrooms, accommodation and mess hall, KFA trains more than 185 RCAF pilot candidates annually, in one of the most modern facilities of its type in the world. KFA also trains 40 Air Combat Systems Officers per year under the LANTC program and is the sole heavy maintenance and engineering provider for DND’s Buffalo andTwin Otter SAR fleets.

Cargo Operations provides daily scheduled air freight services within the province of BC and operates an international charter cargo service. For over 35 years KF Aerospace was the exclusive air cargo carrier for national courier and mail products operating 20 aircraft and reliably providing over 1 million pounds of cargo lift daily.

Aircraft Leasing owns aircraft that are operated by KFA and other carriers. KF aircraft are leased to operators all over the world, in passenger, freighter, combi, and fire tanker configurations.