DAG 2015 – Aerospace Systems Services

CC-138 Twin Otter Life Extension Project

New and Replace Existing Systems


This project will extend the life of the CC-138 Twin Otter beyond 2018, ensuring a continued Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) light transport capability in the Far North.


As the first of four CC-138 Twin Otters will reach end of life by 2018, a life extension project to extend the ELE to at least 2025 must begin to replace key components of the aircraft., The project will replace CC-138 Wing Boxes, install Cockpit Voice Recorders/Flight Data Recorders and will provide improvements to enhance aircraft supportability. In addition, High Frequency Radios and aircraft spares will be acquired, along with improvements to existing training devices.

Preliminary Estimate

  • $20 million to $49 million

Anticipated Timeline

  • 2016
    • Definition Approval
  • 2017
    • Implementation Approval
    • Request for Proposal Release
    • Contract Award
  • 2022
    • Final Delivery

Point of Contact

Director Air Requirements
Phone: 613-944-3293

Submit Your Ideas

The information on this page is provided for advisory purposes only and is current as of the date of publication. The information is, however, subject to change without notice and no commitment regarding its future accuracy or content, or any subsequent implementation of the Project described, is made by DND or the Government of Canada. Any expense incurred by any person or entity in reliance upon the information provided is at the sole risk of that person or entity. It is important to note that these contact details are provided for use by interested industry partners only. Please direct all media enquiries to the department of National Defence's Media Relations Office at 1-866-377-0811

Date modified: