Last week, IAM Canadian General Vice President Dave Chartrand met with several AME’s (Aircraft Maintenance Engineers) from L3Harris in Trenton. Chartrand has committed to have further meetings with more members to discuss industry concerns and issues surrounding Aircraft Maintenance Engineers.
The IAM LL717T members are responsible for the repair and maintenance of the five CC-150 Polaris Air Transport Aircraft belonging to 437 Squadron, #8 Air Transport Wing based at CFB Trenton. They were originally IAM members but transferred to AVEOS when Polaris purchased Air Canada’s Heavy Maintenance Component in 2011. Two years after L3 MAS purchased the operations, the members re-joined the IAM in 2014.