DND held a ceremony yesterday for a ribbon cutting and naming of the new 443 Maritime Helicopter Squadron's hanger facility at the Victoria International Airport. The new facility was built to house the new Cyclone Helicopters, but none have been delivered yet.
At a cost of $155 million the new facility will allow 443 Sqn to operate the new CH-148 Cyclone's with the increase in space, technology and additional capabilities. The new facilities are 215,000 square feet. 443 Sqn currently employs more than 200 military personnel and operates between 4-6 Sea King Helicopters.
The RCAF expects delivery of its first CH-148's to begin in the summer of 2015, according to Defence Watch.