Boeing says Canada's P-8 purchase to strengthen collaboration, benefit economy

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  • Wednesday, 31 May 2023

SAN FRANCISCO, May 30 (Xinhua) -- Boeing said on Tuesday that selection of the Boeing P-8 Poseidon for Canada's Multi-Mission Aircraft (CMMA) requirement would generate annual benefits of nearly 3,000 jobs and 358 million U.S. dollars in economic output to Canada.

Boeing's current Canadian footprint and annual investment contribute more than 4 billion Canadian dollars annually to the Canadian economy, and supports more than 14,000 jobs, the company said.

The company is committed to delivering industrial and technological benefits on the P-8 program, significantly growing Canada's aerospace and defense industry, it added.

Earlier this year, the Canadian government announced that it had submitted a Letter of Request through the U.S. government's Foreign Military Sales program for the acquisition of up to 16 Boeing P-8A Poseidon aircraft.

Boeing said it has partnered with Canadian companies for more than a century and currently has over 550 Canadian suppliers across all provinces, including 81 suppliers to the P-8 program.

"In strong collaboration with our Canadian industry P-8 partners and our extensive supply chain in-country, we appreciate the opportunity to build upon our more than 100-year relationship with Canada and grow our Canadian partnerships and investments," said Ted Colbert, president and CEO of Boeing Defense, Space and Security.

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